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

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Socialising
  • Shopping

Green rating



Centrally located, so very easy to get out & about. Not really a Hostel as it's usually University accommodation. It is very expensive and you don't even get a towel. For similar money I could've stayed in a hotel with an ensuite bathroom. The accommodation fee had to be paid in cash, up front, now & they insisted all hostels demand cash up front. - Not so. They also didn't give me my YHA discount.


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Tue 07 Oct 2014

Brilliant place to stay in the summer period for Edinburgh. Close to royal mile and railway station.


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Tue 09 Sep 2014