Edinburgh Central Hostel is located in the city centre in the heart of Scotland’s capital, within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main attractions including Edinburgh castle, the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament.

This busy youth hostel has a variety of en-suite rooms, from singles to 8 bedded dorms, and premium rooms are available which have Freeview TV, DVD, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary towels. The hostel also has 3 bedrooms with specific additional disabled facilities. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel has Wi-Fi, Internet access, conference facilities, self-catering facilities and its own licensed café which offers drinks and meals throughout the day. The hostel is open all year round and can easily accommodate groups, families and individuals.

The hostel is just a short distance from many local attractions, including the Royal Botanical Garden and the National Museum of Scotland.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Shopping
  • Relaxing

Green rating



The room temperature was too high and the heater was not able to tune down the temperature. At the end, open the window to cool down the room; however, it was too noise after opening the window!


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Tue 10 Feb 2015

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