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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
7.7 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 1,577 reviews
7.7

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

a&o Edinburgh City
a&o Edinburgh City
7.8 Good
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 4,211 reviews
7.8

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short stroll from St Giles Cathedral and Royal Mile. It also offers a concierge, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

West End Hostel
West End Hostel
10.0 Excellent
35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2 reviews
10.0

Located in Edinburgh, West End Hostel provides stylish, 3-star accommodation close to St Mary's Cathedral. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the city.

Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls
Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls
7.3 Good
4/2 Kincaids Court,Cowgate. Off Guthrie St., Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 975 reviews
7.3

Centrally located, Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main shopping and sightseeing areas. Just a short walk from St Giles Cathedral, it offers modern rooms equipped with an in-room dining area, tea and coffee making facilities and a refrigerator.

High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
8.6 Excellent
8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,282 reviews
8.6

Centrally located, High Street Hostel offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It also provides luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
8.9 Excellent
50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,320 reviews
8.9

Centrally located, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
9.0 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,307 reviews
9.0

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 575 reviews
8.7

Located centrally, Royal Mile Backpackers offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It provides free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and luggage storage.

The Hostel
The Hostel
7.1 Good
3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 1,036 reviews
7.1

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hostel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also offers laundry facilities, a concierge and free Wi-Fi.

Haystack Hostel
Haystack Hostel
8.4 Excellent
5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 348 reviews
8.4

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Haystack Hostel offers guests a convenient base while visiting Edinburgh. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the city.

Tips for booking a hostel in Edinburgh

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Edinburgh:$53/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$22 - $78
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$43 - $79
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top rated Edinburgh hostels

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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
8.9 Excellent
50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Centrally located, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
9.0 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

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a&o Edinburgh City
a&o Edinburgh City
7.8 Good
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short stroll from St Giles Cathedral and Royal Mile. It also offers a concierge, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Budget Backpackers
Budget Backpackers
8.4 Excellent
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is located just a short walk from Princes Street and St Giles Cathedral. It is close to the National Museum of Scotland, shops and nightlife options.

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Cowgate Hostel
Cowgate Hostel
6.6 Good
94 -116 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is moments from St Giles Cathedral, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Located centrally, Royal Mile Backpackers offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It provides free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and luggage storage.

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Destiny Student Holyrood - Campus Accommodation
Destiny Student Holyrood - Campus Accommodation
7.4 Good
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Destiny Student - Holyrood Brae House is situated in Edinburgh and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a concierge.

8
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
8.2 Excellent
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.2 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Situated a brief drive from Royal Mile, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel provides contemporary accommodation in Edinburgh. It is located in close proximity to a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

Cheapest hostels in Edinburgh

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Budget Backpackers
Budget Backpackers
8.4 Excellent
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is located just a short walk from Princes Street and St Giles Cathedral. It is close to the National Museum of Scotland, shops and nightlife options.

$19
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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
7.7 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

$21
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a&o Edinburgh City
a&o Edinburgh City
7.8 Good
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short stroll from St Giles Cathedral and Royal Mile. It also offers a concierge, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$24
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Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
9.0 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

$25
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The Hostel
The Hostel
7.1 Good
3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hostel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also offers laundry facilities, a concierge and free Wi-Fi.

$28
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Haystack Hostel
Haystack Hostel
8.4 Excellent
5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Haystack Hostel offers guests a convenient base while visiting Edinburgh. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the city.

$28
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Edinburgh West Side Hostel
Edinburgh West Side Hostel
7.4 Good
479 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4.0 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Situated in Edinburgh, the hostel is within walking distance of Edinburgh Corn Exchange and provides a swimming pool. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

$28
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Code Pod Hostels The Court
Code Pod Hostels The Court
9.1 Excellent
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT Royal Mile Former Court & Jail is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from Royal Mile.

$28
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Edinburgh hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Edinburgh?

    On average, it’s $54/night for a hostel in Edinburgh, though $29/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $8/night in Edinburgh. Try to avoid booking your hostel in December (the most expensive month). Booking in September (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Edinburgh?

    With an average review score of 9.0 (out of 10) from 1,307 HotelsCombined users, Castle Rock Hostel is considered the best Edinburgh hostel.

  • What hostel is closest to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport?

    Edinburgh West Side Hostel is 7.9 km away from Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport, making it the closest Edinburgh hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • What area of Edinburgh is most popular to stay in?

    Old Town is the most popular area of Edinburgh to stay in. In the past year, 17% of HotelsCombined users looking for Edinburgh hostels searched within Old Town. St Christopher's Edinburgh Original is a popular hostel in Old Town if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Edinburgh closest to Edinburgh Castle?

    The most popular Edinburgh hostel near Edinburgh Castle is Castle Rock Hostel. Castle Rock Hostel has a rating of 9.0/10 from 1,307 HotelsCombined users and it’s located just 0.2 km from Edinburgh Castle.

  • Should I stay in a Edinburgh hostel?

    Hostels in Edinburgh tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Edinburgh hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.