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The Balmoral
The Balmoral
9.4 Excellent
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,063 reviews
9.4

Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station, The Balmoral Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Edinburgh. This relaxed hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8.6 Excellent
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,403 reviews
8.6

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
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
8.3 Excellent
34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,204 reviews
8.3

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
Code Pod Hostels The Court
9.2 Excellent
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,560 reviews
9.2

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

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
8.7 Excellent
Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,482 reviews
8.7

This hotel in central Edinburgh was built in 1903 and recently refurbished to offer modern facilities and a comfortable stay. Featuring views of Edinburgh Castle, it also provides a variety of amenities, such as a sauna, 24-hour room service and an indoor pool.

Dreamhouse Holyrood Apartments
Dreamhouse Holyrood Apartments
8.2 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.3 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 33 reviews
8.2

Conveniently situated, Dreamhouse Apartments Edinburgh Holyrood Park allows for easy access to Edinburgh's best sightseeing areas. It is located a brief walk from Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Leonardo Edinburgh City
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.7 Excellent
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.9 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,250 reviews
8.7

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.

Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.8 Excellent
105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 682 reviews
8.8

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 Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.0 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,354 reviews
9.0

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.

Tips for booking a Old Town hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Old Town:$309/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$17/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$119 - $606
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$189 - $424
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
8.9 Excellent
11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

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.

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Leonardo Edinburgh City
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.7 Excellent
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.9 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

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.

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Stay Central
Stay Central
8.6 Excellent
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

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

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The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.0 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

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.

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Cheval Old Town Chambers
Cheval Old Town Chambers
9.4 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

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.

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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
9.1 Excellent
18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

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.

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

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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The Scotsman Hotel
The Scotsman Hotel
8.9 Excellent
20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

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.

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a&o Edinburgh City
a&o Edinburgh City
8.0 Excellent
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre,  

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.

$22
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High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
8.7 Excellent
8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre,  

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.

$23
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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
7.8 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre,  

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

$25
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Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
8.4 Excellent
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre,  

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.

$25
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Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.8 Excellent
105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre,  

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.

$26
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Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre,  

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

$26
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Code Pod Hostels The Court
Code Pod Hostels The Court
9.2 Excellent
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre,  

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.

$27
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Sugarhouse Close
Sugarhouse Close
8.2 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Sugarhouse Close - Royal Mile is a comfortable setting when visiting Edinburgh and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities.

$44
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Hotel prices in Old Town, Edinburgh

2 stars or below

$22 - $1,288

High Street Hostel

No. 1 most popular

High Street Hostel
8.7 Excellent
$23
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Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls

No. 2 most popular

$1,288
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a&o Edinburgh City

Best value

a&o Edinburgh City
8.0 Excellent
$22
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3 stars

$25 - $163

ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile - Hunter Square (new rooms)
$100
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Jurys Inn Edinburgh

No. 2 most popular

$143
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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
$25
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4 stars and up

$132 - $1,130

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

No. 1 most popular

$133
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

No. 2 most popular

$351
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The Inn Place

Best value

The Inn Place
8.8 Excellent
$132
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Where to stay in Old Town, Edinburgh

About Old Town, Edinburgh

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, Edinburgh travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Old Town?

    5,955 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 8.1/10 from 4,244 reviews. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian could also be a good option, with a score of 8.7/10 from 1,485 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Edinburgh Castle?

    Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile is a good hotel close to Edinburgh Castle - it has scored 8.8 over 5,955 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Old Town near Edinburgh City Centre?

    Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile is the hotel close to Edinburgh City Centre that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 5,955 reviews rating it at 8.8/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Edinburgh Waverley Station?

    If you’re planning to stay near Edinburgh Waverley Station, you should consider Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile, which has a score of 8.8 from 5,955 reviews.