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



We only 2 hours of internet usage at a time. Instead of having an internet passcode, this hostel made little slips of paper with individual codes on it which all expired after 2 hours forcing us to go back to the front desk and get a new code. Crazy. If they want to save money, they should install low flow water flow fixtures. The shower was like a waterfall and the upstairs women's bathroom sink spigots stayed on long after I finished washing & drying my hands and flooded the sink..


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Mon 25 Jan 2016

Travel tips...

Where next?

Loch lomond

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Thu 24 Apr 2014

Where next?

Stirling et marchez jusqu'au Wallace monument par les chemins balisés

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Wed 03 Jun 2015