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Edinburgh Metro SYHA

Robertson's Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1LY, Scotland

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Overall Rating 84%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 70%
Location 93%
Security 90%
Service 77%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 73%

Fantastic summer youth hostel providing budget single room accommodation with free wifi in the heart of Edinburgh, minutes from the The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket and Edinburgh Festival action.

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Edinburgh Hostel

Hostel Edinburgh

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • 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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 05 Jul to 01 Sept

Open 24 hours
From 16:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44-131 556 8718

Fax. +44-1786-891350

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • National Museum Of Scotland (500m to 1km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (500m to 1km)
  • The National Gallery of Scotland (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Mit Abstand deprimierenster Aufenthalt in einer JH gleichzeitig teuerster! Einchecken erst ab 16.00 Uhr, warum, ausser den frisch bezogenen Betten und leerem Abfalleimer nix gereinigt . Badezimmer eine schlichte Zumutung, schwarze Schimmelränder. Personal freundlich.Warum kostet ein Doppelzimmer ca. 110 Euro, ein Einzelzimmer ca. 40 Euro? Kein Vorteil, beide benutzen gleiche Badezimmer, konnte meinen 15jährigen Sohn nicht in Einzelzimmer einbuchen, weil es unter "Schlafsaal Männer" fungiert!!!


Avatar for Hanna


Tue 30 Aug 2016

Insgesamt war es eine angenehme zeit, wenn auch die ansprüche hier nicht sehr hoch sein dürfen. Die küche war sehr schmutzig, das bad oft überschwemmt da es keine fußmatte gab. Die eingangstür hat geklemmt. Aber alles in allem hab ich mich ganz wohl gefühlt, da mein zimmet sauber war, ich es abschließen konnte. Ins wlan kam ich nicht rein da meine deutsche postleitzahl nicht akzeptiert bzw erkannt wurde.


Avatar for Lara


Wed 17 Aug 2016

Had problems when not finding your street easily on the map. Even locals struggle with that. Once i got lost and locals could not locate the close on the map. The problem might not be you, but the maps distributed in the city. Also, the membership discount was not applied clearly, there was not actually a discount, but a no charging of a daily amount... in other hostels they actually give you money back The rest was fantastic. Thanks a lot


Avatar for Claudio Alejandro

Claudio Alejandro,

Mon 25 Jul 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (500m - 1km)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (500m to 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m to 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

10km bus or tram to and from city centre
800m St Andrews Bus Station
Alternate Transport
800m From Waverly train or bus station head for Royal Mile (High Street)then Cowgate hostel near South Bridge. Best way is stand on the Royal Mile at the South Bridge junction facing "The Inn on the Mile" and go down Niddry Street between The Inn and The Raddisson Blu Hotel. At the bottom turn left and straight accross the road is the Edinburgh Metro Hostel Limited street parking available. No parking on site.
800m From Waverly Station

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