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Best Edinburgh hostels

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West End Hotel - Edinburgh - Bedroom
West End Hotel
7.1 Good
West End$45+
Free Wi-Fi
Royal Mile Backpackers - Edinburgh - Living room
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.4 Very Good
Old Town$47+
Free Wi-Fi
Castle Rock Hostel
9.5 Wonderful
Old Town$159+
Free Wi-Fi
Haystack Hostel
8.1 Very Good
New Town$122+
Free Wi-Fi
High Street Hostel
8.2 Very Good
Old Town$52+
Free Wi-Fi
Cowgate Hostel
Old Town$104+
Free Wi-Fi
The Hostel
7.1 Good
West End$196+
Free Wi-Fi

Edinburgh hostels near the city centre

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How much is a Edinburgh hostel?

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Top tips for finding Edinburgh hostel deals

  • If you are travelling on a budget, you might want to look for Edinburgh hostels that offer dormitories, as these are often cheaper than hotels and private rooms. It is also a great way to meet like-minded travellers, especially if you are travelling on your own, as you will have to share a living space with them. For instance, Haystack Hostel is one accommodation that has a 12-bed dormitory room and also a six-bed room. However, should you be travelling as a couple or in a pair and want more privacy, then you can also opt for a double room too.
  • For those that are travelling on a shoestring and want to save money, you should look at Edinburgh hostels that provide kitchen facilities for you to cook with. This is great because it means you don’t have to eat out all the time. One example of a hostel that offers self-catering is Code Pod Hostels The Court, which provides guests with a shared kitchen to use. In the kitchen, you can access stovetops and microwaves, so that you can cook up a feast. The hostel is also located only about a 4min walk from the supermarkets, so you’ll find it easy to fill up the cupboards for your trip.
  • If you have a disability or mobility issues, then it is a good idea to look for Edinburgh hostels that are accessible for all. For instance, St Christopher’s Edinburgh Old town – Hostel – has an entire unit that is wheelchair accessible. It has disabled access, so you will find it easy to enter and leave the hostel. When you are in the hostel, you will also have a roll-in shower as well as a shower chair, so that you are able to wash yourself with ease. Should you have any issues, you can also access the 24-h reception, where you will be able to find some help.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Edinburgh, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Edinburgh in March and January.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Edinburgh if you stay on a Sunday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Friday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 4 days before your stay to get the best price for a Edinburgh hostel.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Edinburgh

  • What are the best hostels near Edinburgh International Conference Centre?

    Edinburgh International Conference Centre is a popular area in Edinburgh and there are many hostels closeby. Check out The Hostel or West End Hotel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Edinburgh?

    Hostel prices in Edinburgh can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Edinburgh is $77 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $14 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Edinburgh for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Edinburgh in the last 3 hours was $17 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $19. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $14.

  • How much is a hostel in Edinburgh for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Edinburgh hostel for this weekend for as low as $28. Users have also found 3 star hotels from $28 and 4-star plus hotels from $39.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Edinburgh?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Edinburgh is $77 compared to $269 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Edinburgh?

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