Average Rating Great
Atmosphere 8.5
Staff 8.8
Location 9.0
Cleanliness 8.5
Facilities 8.7
Safety 8.9
Value 8.8

Edinburgh - Budget Backpackers

37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EH1 1JR

Hostel overview

Central location, free walking tour, evening entertainment including karaoke, movie nights, quiz nights and pub crawl. Free Wi-Fi throughout . No curfew. Secure lockers for each bed. Luggage storage free before check-in and £1 per locker after check-out.


Located in the Grassmarket only 5 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle and 3 minutes' walk to Royal Mile, The Elephant House and Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Grassmarket, Armstrong's, Edinburgh Castle, The Scotch Whisky Experience all 0.4 km away.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo, National Museum of Scotland, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Royal Mile are just under 1 km away.
Edinburgh Airport is 10.5 km away.
A supermarket, bars, cafes and restaurants are all here.

  • Free City tours
  • Free City maps
  • Free Internet / wi-fi
  • Free Secure lockers
  • Free Linen
  • Free Luggage / storage room
Great For
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for city breaks
  • Great for walking
  • Great for activity breaks

Info & Price

Arrival date: 21 April 2019
Number of nights: 1
Departure date: 22 April 2019

We have regular events including karaoke nights, movie nights, pub crawls, walking tour and more!
KICK ASS CAFÉ AND BAR: Serving great-value meals and drinks at unbeatable prices.
Designed for your maximum comfort, with private bed lights and Security lockers provided for every bed.

  • Check-in time
    Hours when check-in is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 1:00 PM
    • End: 12:00 AM (Midnight)
  • Check-out time
    Hours when check-out is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 5:00 AM
    • End: 10:00 PM
  • Reception time
    Available 24 hours

Our awesome location is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the famous Grassmarket area. We are only 5-10 minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations and the famous Haggis Tour routes.
Designed for your maximum comfort, with private bed lights and Security lockers provided for every bed.
Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital.

Payment type accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Cash

Minimum age to check-in: 18 years old

For bookings of 10 beds and more, there is a £10-£20 behavioural deposit on arrival, depending on type of group. The behavioural deposit must be paid on 1 card and is refundable at check-out.
NO GUESTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD. Proof of age is required at check-in

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