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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AL, Scotland

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Overall Rating 90%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 92%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 83%

City centre location. All rooms en-suite. Group meeting room space available

  • Dorm
    From $23.14
  • Private
    From $60.41
10 or more people?
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Edinburgh Hostel

Hostel Edinburgh

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Five star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the city centre, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital. Guests can choose from from spacious shared rooms with individual lockers to private and premium rooms. All rooms are en-suite and premium rooms come with a TV, USB plug sockets and coffee making facilities. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, secure bike store and luggage storage for guests arriving early and wanting to explore the city.

Parking near to Edinburgh Central is possible with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and parking at nearby Greenside Car Park. Please contact the hostel directly for more information.

Reception is open 24 hours and the youth hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. It’s within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions. And, of course, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is perfectly positioned for anyone looking for great value accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.

PLEASE NOTE that between mid-November and early February our ground floor is being refurbished. Although the restaurant is involved in this redesign, we can still offer guests a full continental breakfast, but the self-catering kitchen and meeting rooms will be unavailable during this period. There will be no disruption to bedrooms. If you have any questions, or if we can be of any help, please contact us by email on reservations@hostellingscotland.org.uk

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of GBP 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - 500m to 1km
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 23:00
From 00:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)131 524 2090

Fax. +44 (0)131 558 1224

edcentral@hostellingscotland.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Edinburgh Castle (1 to 2km)
  • Old Town Edinburgh (1 to 2km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I would be fabulous, if the main doors of the rooms were to shut more quietly quietly. At times, our neighbours really paid to attention of time/frequeny of door-slamming.

83%

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Birka,

Tue 15 Oct 2019

My mother (93!) and I had a private room. We had everything we needed. It was clean and comfortable. Staff were very helpful. The food was good. There was a large party of school children staying but the staff were quick and efficient and really helpful in what could have been a stressful situation.

97%

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Evelyn,

Fri 20 Sep 2019

This hostel seems newly renovated as is super clean and fresh - the staff are very helpful - be aware that this hostel isn’t super central, most major sites or things in old town are a 20-30 minute walk

100%

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Michele,

Sat 07 Sep 2019

Quite convenience from railway station. The room is clean and enough space for 6 people. The self-catering kitchen is clean and the common room is comfortable. The staffs are friendly and helpful.

83%

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Yuen Yi,

Mon 02 Sep 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (500m to 1km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m to 1km)
  • Distance to National / State park (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500 m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
7 miles. Take the Bus into City Centre and walk 10 min to the hostel via Princes Street and Leith Walk.
Bus
From St Andrews Bus Station Edinburgh Central is just a 5 minute walk. Exit the bus station onto York Place. Walk along York Place to Picardy Place roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and walk along Leith Walk for approximately 400m to find the youth hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
Taxi
Taxis are readily available from the airport and train stations however these can be costly and therefore recommend the public transport options.
Car
From the north and west – follow signs for the City Centre and travel along Queen Street onto York Place. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Leith Walk. Edinburgh Central is situated 400m from the roundabout on the left hand side corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annadale Street. From the south and east – follow the A1 towards the city centre approaching the city via Leith Walk. The youth hostel is situated at the corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annadale Street. Please note the youth hostel unfortunately has no car parking on-site due to its central location in the City of Edinburgh.
Rail
Edinburgh Central is a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station. Exit Waverley Station onto Princes Street then cross and turn right along Princes Street. Turn left at the St James Shopping Centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approximately 400m. The youth hostel is on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
Tram/Cablecar
From York Place for the tram Edinburgh Central is just a 5 minute walk. Exit the bus station onto York Place. Walk along York Place to Picardy Place roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and walk along Leith Walk for approximately 400m to find the youth hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
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