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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:August
Average price in The Royal Mile:$213/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$120 - $411
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$77 - $243
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The Ben Doran Guest House
The Ben Doran Guest House
8.1 Excellent
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Located in Edinburgh, Ben Doran is an easy drive from Princes Street and provides free private parking on site. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free wireless internet throughout their stay.

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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, SCT, United Kingdom 

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

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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94dr.
94dr.
10.0 Excellent
94 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

94dr provides modern 5-star accommodation in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.

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

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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Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
8.8 Excellent
12, Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Rooms & Suites Picardy Place is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

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Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
7.3 Good
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

This Edinburgh hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Cheapest hotels near The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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The Inn Place
The Inn Place
8.8 Excellent
20-30 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Set in the heart of the city, The Inn Place Edinburgh provides easy access to Edinburgh's popular retail and sightseeing areas. It is situated a brief stroll from University of Edinburgh, Princes Street and the National Museum of Scotland.

$11
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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,  

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

$20
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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,  

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,  

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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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,  

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.

$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,  

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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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,  

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.

$31
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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,  

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.

$33
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Hotel prices near The Royal Mile

3 stars
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
No. 1 most popular

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.2 Excellent
$82

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
No. 1 most popular

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.7 Excellent
$366

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Novotel Edinburgh Centre
No. 2 most popular

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.0 Excellent
$122

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Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Best value

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.6 Excellent
$186

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Where to stay near The Royal Mile

About The Royal Mile

A journey along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is doused in medieval charm, passing captivating townhouses, hidden haunts, ancient alleyways and celebrations of the city’s past. Running downhill from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse through the heart of old Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is not one thoroughfare but a series of connected streets. A 16th century backbone of the city that delights in evoking the past, where traditional pubs occupy historic buildings and church chapels narrate a history of Scotland.

The Royal Mile is Scotland’s most famous walking route, as most of it has been pedestrianised. Coming from the castle, Castlehill winds past Assembly Hall and the Outlook Tower and Camera Obscura. Continuing downhill it swerves into Lawnmarket, where medieval merchant townhouses are now occupied by tourist shops and Dutch-style gables provide the iconic photo. Further down is High Street and the old Parliament House, an area full of pubs and the best-preserved architecture.

Heading towards the palace, the Royal Mile keeps descending, blending into Canongate and then Abbey Strand. Like Lawnmarket, these streets contain an eclectic mix of restaurants, buskers, pubs and townhouses that reveal Scotland’s regal past. They also have the largest collection of museums anywhere in the country. Perhaps the most interesting of all are the tiny side streets that jut out from the Royal Mile. Known as “closes”, these have an authenticity which can sometimes be obscured when there are thousands of tourists thronged outside shops selling tartan mugs and t-shirts. Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is just 100 metres away from the heart of Royal Mile and any bus service into Edinburgh Old Town will stop within walking distance of this famous Scottish attraction.

For a one-way walk, it’s well worth taking a bus to Edinburgh Castle and walking down. The Royal Mile is famously steep, rising 67 vertical metres as it heads to the entrance of the castle, where guards stamp their feet on the hour as they change position.

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  • What are the best hotels near The Royal Mile?

    6,214 reviews rated Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile with an average score of 8.7/10. It may also be worth looking into the ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile, which received a rating of 8.2/10 from 7,041 reviews. Novotel Edinburgh Centre could be another great option, with a score of 8.0/10 from 4,851 reviews.