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
  • Partying

Green rating



We had a great time and the hostel is located perfectly for the Edinburgh Fringe! Please make it more clear about how to recycle paper, plastics and glass both in the rooms and in the kitchen areas - there was no guidance at all. Thank you for an enjoyable stay!


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Tue 01 Sep 2015

Noise until 5am at nearby music venue. Not set up to be a hostel. Very disappointing especially having stayed at hostels throughout the world. This would not meet the Hostel International standards. most expensive I have ever stayed at as well.


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Sun 23 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Holyrood Park

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Thu 16 Jul 2015

Attraction tip

Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Tattoo

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Sat 15 Aug 2015