Edinburgh Metro Hostel is open for two months every summer, taking over Edinburgh University's halls of residence. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Royal Mile, it provides a great base for exploring Scotland’s vibrant capital.

All accommodation is provided in single rooms (lockable with a £10 key deposit), and each flat has a shared bathroom, kitchen, laundry facilities (during daytime only) and 24-hour access. Private flats comprising of 4, 5 or 6 rooms with kitchen and bathroom are also available.

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel is just minutes from the historic Grassmarket, the Scottish Parliament and all the Edinburgh Festival action, when the town comes alive with many fantastic venues just around the corner.

Please note that all rooms are accessed via stairs only - a lift is not available.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Culture
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Socialising

Green rating



Our stay in Metro Edinburgh was nice, we thought however that the kitchengear was very poor: 1 pan and 1 bowl. Enough mugs though. For safety: our last night we had a visitor who tried all the doors en than went outside again. But we reported this already.


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Tue 21 Jul 2015

As a woman traveling alone, I was pleased that there were all female accommodations. I also liked that all of the rooms were singles, as this meant I could leave my backpack at the hostel without having to worry about anyone going through it. However, I thought my room could have been cleaner, the building seemed a bit creepy, and I did not appreciate how loud my neighbors in the men's wing were. If I were visiting Edinburg again, I would see if the main youth hostel had availability first.


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Thu 16 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Holyrood Park

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Thu 16 Jul 2015

Where next?

Whitby, England

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Thu 16 Jul 2015