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Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

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 86%
Cleanliness 71%
Location 94%
Security 86%
Service 86%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 77%

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

10 or more people?

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
  • 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



Toilet & room’s carpet very dirty. Room was comfy but air rather stuffy - window can’t open too wide.


Avatar for Regina


Wed 17 Jul 2019

Why no toaster in the kitchen?


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Tue 16 Jul 2019

Great private single rooms. :) I felt very secure with the hotel's multiple locked entrances and their gate. Very useful location -- right near the center of Edinburgh. The staff at HI hostels are always friendly and helpful -- very much appreciated. Also I loved that the hotel had bins for every different kind of trash/compost/recyclables -- I really support HI hostel's commitment to the environment. :-D


Avatar for Avery


Wed 05 Sep 2018

This was the best place in Edinburgh. Conveniently located for all the attractions. Only complaint was the noise from the pubs which went on quite late. Overall glad we stayed


Avatar for simon


Tue 07 Aug 2018

O wc não tem tomada de eletricidade, mas tem espelho. O quarto não tem espelho, mas tem tomada de eletricidade Conslusão: como aparar a minha barba com a máquina de barbear? Preço por noite caro, para este género de alojamento.


Avatar for Sérgio


Mon 04 Sep 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • 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 500 m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500 m)
  • 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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