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The Balmoral Hotel
9.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,638 reviews
9.4

The Balmoral Hotel offers relaxed accommodation in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8.7 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,664 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is within walking distance of the area's well-known restaurants and was awarded the IHG Quality Excellence Award.

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
8.6 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,338 reviews
8.6

Centrally located, Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. Edinburgh Castle can also be viewed from the hotel.

Code Pod Hostels - The Court
9.3 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,109 reviews
9.3

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. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
6.6 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

GoodBased on 12 reviews
6.6

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.

The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.2 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,176 reviews
9.2

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
8.9 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 3,336 reviews
8.9

Conveniently located, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. It also features free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a swimming pool.

Stay Central
8.6 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,705 reviews
8.6

Conveniently situated, Stay Central Hotel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Stay Edinburgh City Apartments
8.8 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,707 reviews
8.8

Set in the heart of the city, Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile provides easy access to Edinburgh's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. Only a short walk from St Giles Cathedral, it offers luxury apartments equipped with a kitchenette, a refrigerator and a kitchen.

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ Hostel)
8.7 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,042 reviews
8.7

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short walk from St Giles Cathedral and Princes Street. It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception, and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Castle.

Tips for booking a Old Town hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Old Town:$292/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$112 - $571
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$178 - $400
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Old Town hotels

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
8.9 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Centrally located, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

2
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.8 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Edinburgh City is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping area. This stylish hotel is located in The Meadows.

3
Stay Central
8.6 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently situated, Stay Central Hotel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

4
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.2 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

5
Cheval Old Town Chambers
9.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently located, Old Town Chambers offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. A short stroll from Royal Mile, it provides elegant apartments equipped with wireless internet access.

6
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
9.1 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Located within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is an ideal base while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

7
Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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

8
The Scotsman Hotel
9.0 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Established in 1903 and situated in Edinburgh, The Scotsman Hotel features free Wi-Fi, plus views of Edinburgh Castle. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is within walking distance from Edinburgh Bus Station.

Cheapest hotels in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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

$19
Avg. per night
Code Pod Hostels - The Court
9.3 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

$23
Avg. per night
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.8 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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.

$25
Avg. per night
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
8.4 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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.

$27
Avg. per night
High Street Hostel
8.7 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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.

$27
Avg. per night
Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ Hostel)
8.7 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short walk from St Giles Cathedral and Princes Street. It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception, and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Castle.

$28
Avg. per night
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
7.9 Good

0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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

$28
Avg. per night
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
8.0 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

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 laundry facilities, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$35
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Old Town

2 stars or below

$19 - $83

No. 1 most popular

$35
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$25
Avg. per night

Best value

Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent
$19
Avg. per night
3 stars

$28 - $120

$56
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$59
Avg. per night
$28
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4 stars and up

$49 - $693

No. 1 most popular

$78
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$112
Avg. per night

Best value

$49
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Old Town

About Old Town

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, Edinburgh’s Old Town packs historic and cultural attractions within its world-famous Royal Mile and the immediate surrounding area. The neighbourhood has held onto much of its original medieval character and is among the Scottish capital’s top attractions.

The Royal Mile cuts through the heart of the district connecting Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and its ruined abbey. Other historic highlights in the neighbourhood include the University of Edinburgh’s Old College, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Scottish Parliament Building, the National Museum of Scotland and the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland. The serpentine alleys snaking off this main artery are a delight to get lost in, as much an attraction of the area as its famous landmarks.

The Old Town is naturally central to modern Edinburgh, with the city’s main National Rail station located within spitting distance of the Royal Mile. Once in the neighbourhood, it is best explored on foot. There are bus routes available for those dreading the city’s many hills, but traffic is quite congested. A new tram system connects the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.

The layout of Edinburgh’s Old Town owes as much to the area’s geographic history as it does to its political or cultural history. The Royal Mile traces the crag and tail of a ridge downward from Edinburgh Castle’s perch atop an extinct volcano. Receding glaciers in the last ice age created this landscape as they pushed soft soil before being split by a harder volcanic rock.

Old Town travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Old Town?

    4,917 reviews rated Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile with an average score of 8.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the Novotel Edinburgh Centre, which received a rating of 8.4/10 from 2,882 reviews. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian could also be a good option, with a score of 8.7/10 from 1,357 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Waikiki Beach?

    Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is a good hotel close to Waikiki Beach - it has scored 8.0 over 253 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

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    Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa is the hotel close to Seminyak Beach that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 266 reviews rating it at 8.8/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Legian Beach?

    If you’re planning to stay near Legian Beach, you should consider Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, which has a score of 8.8 from 266 reviews.