Sorry, this content is not currently available in the mobile view. Switch back to desktop view to access this page.

Edinburgh Central SYHA

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AL, Scotland

See us on a map

Overall Rating 89%

From 66 Reviews

Hostel rating (66)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 90%
Security 92%
Service 89%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 85%

5* budget accommodation, ideal for experiencing Scotland's capital. Walk to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Fringe & Festival - history, culture, nightlife, sport, shopping, comedy...all on your doorstep.

  • Dorm
    From €24.93
  • Private
    From €102.35
10 or more people?
edinburgh-central-syha

Edinburgh Hostel

Hostel Edinburgh

Welcome to our hostel

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.

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
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 23:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • 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

  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

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

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - 500m to 1km
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - 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@syha.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Edinburgh Castle (1 to 2km)
  • Princess Street, Edinburgh (1 to 2km)
  • The Royal Mile, Edinburgh (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Everything was so good. I have no further comment. I would highly recommend my friends to stay at this place.

93%

Avatar for Ha

Ha,

Thu 19 May 2016

Great location, they gave me a terrific room, everything was great.

100%

Avatar for Robert

Robert,

Sat 14 May 2016

Everything was just perfect. The room, the bathroom and the toilet were new and clean. The kitchen was well equipped.

97%

Avatar for Ha

Ha,

Sun 08 May 2016

Your wifi policy is unique and not in a good way. You used to charge but at least service was available. Now you don't charge but change the passcode every eight hours and even when connected it barely works. You need faster internet, one that doesn't change passwords, and service that is available in private rooms. It's OK to charge a premium fee for Internet but not by the hour, just for the day.

80%

Avatar for Travis

Travis,

Fri 06 May 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • 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.

Sustainability labels

Recently Viewed

Edinburgh Central SYHA