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Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

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

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Modern accommodation complex located in the Cowgate, the famous Old Town area of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Hostel

Hostel Edinburgh

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the vibrant Cowgate area of Edinburgh, minutes from the famous Royal Mile, Grassmarket, Scottish Parliament and popular Festival venues.

Edinburgh Metro is open for six weeks July through to August every summer, offering guests comfortable single rooms in apartments accommodating 4, 5 or 6 people. Each apartment has shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and all allow for a mix of male and female guests. All apartments are available for exclusive rental. Families staying with children aged up to 15 must book the whole apartment.

With reception open 24 hours and free WiFi, Edinburgh Metro is great for groups and individual travellers visiting the city during the busy summer months.

There is no lift or car parking available at Edinburgh Metro, and all rooms are accessed by stair. If you have any issues with mobility and climbing stairs, we suggest considering our Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel as a more suitable alternative.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • 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
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - 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 (0)131 556 8718

Fax. +44-1786-891350

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Edinburgh Castle (500m to 1km)
  • Old Town Edinburgh (500m to 1km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Location is ideal for Edinburgh Fringe and Free Fringe events. Kitchen excellent. Wifi could be better.


Avatar for Stephen


Sun 25 Aug 2019

The door hinge too tight, bathroom basin no water, very noisy during all night especially the street side, no free storage, late check-in, very high price. It’s located in a small up slope with brick surface road, quite tough for people who carry luggages. Require customers to take out the bed sheeting to the first floor, I don’t really understand why we should do that. No lift, we should carry heavy stuff. And for the sheeting, we have extra work. Please consider more of your services.


Avatar for Chialing


Mon 12 Aug 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • 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
Taxis easily accesible around the city centre and outside rail and bus stations
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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