Best Hostels in Edinburgh



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Bunk beds, communal kitchens, luggage lockers and towels for hire - where better to stay than in a hostel? Affordable, clean and ideally located, Edinburgh's hostels are places where hipsters, students and frugal tourists come to mingle and make friends. They are also where you'll get the most bang for your buck if you are looking for quality accommodation during Hogmanay or the Edinburgh Festival.

My highlights:

The Castle Rock Hostel can be considered one of the most picturesque in the city. Located under the castle ramparts, this gem offers free wifi, a free walking tour every morning at 10:35am, a free pub crawl every Thursday and a pool competitions on Wednesdays.

The converted church Belford Hostel still maintains its original bell tower. This gorgeous and hip accommodation overlooks Dean Village and offers a funky and exotic vibe. Bedrooms boast stained glass windows, and the entrance to the hostel is decorated with Braveheart caricatures.

The Globetrotter Inn is located on coast on the scenic south side of the Firth of Forth. Neat and effortless interiors with a balmy feel relax you completely. The hostel offers a different drinks promotion every night. Better still, there are pool tables, large screen TVs, arcade games, board games, fruit machines, live music and even a video jukebox. They also offer a great selection of value bar meals for when you don't feel like cooking. What's more when the weather's fine Globetrotter open the doors onto the garden and gets the barbie going.

Tucked away on the Royal Mile, Royal Mile Backpackers is a small hostel best suited for those looking for something a bit quieter than the usual chaos of the better-known backpacker options. It's a splendid location for excursions around the Old Town and a good base for trips to surrounding attractions. The lounge is comfortable and less busy than the nearby and lively High Street Hostel, which is under the same ownership.

Each year, Euro Hostels Edinburgh leases university accommodation while the students are on their summer vacation. The hostel accommodations comprise self contained, fully equipped apartments for between 3 and 12 people. It's an ideal set up whether you are in town with a group or traveling on your own. Prices start at just £19 per person per night and are never more than £39, even during Festival. This year it is open from June 10-September 4, 2011.

Image of Castle Rock Hostel courtesy of Hostels.com.

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Author: AlexChristina


Day 1 - Edinburgh


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Castle Rock Hostel

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Location:

15 Johnstone Terrace
EH1 1TB Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 44 131 225 9666
fax: 44 131 226 5078


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Royal Mile Backpackers

Location:

105 High Street
EH1 1SW Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 44 131 557 6120


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High Street Hostel

Location:

8 Blackfriars Street
EH1 1SW Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 44 131 557 3984
fax: 44 131 556 2981


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Belford Hostel

Location:

6-8 Douglas Gardens
EH4 3DA Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 0131 225 6209


Day 5 - Edinburgh


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Globetrotter Inn Edinburgh

Location:

46 Marine Drive
EH4 5EP Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 44 131 336 1030
fax: 44 131 336 0945


Day 6 - Edinburgh


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St Christopher's Inn Edinburgh

Location:

9-13 Market St
EH1 1DE Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 44 207 4071856


Day 7 - Edinburgh


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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

Location:

65 Cockburn Street
EH1 1BU Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 44 131 220 1717
fax: 44 131 539 8695


Day 8 - Edinburgh


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Euro Hostel Edinburgh

Location:

4/2 Kincaids Court
EH1 1JT Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 08454 900 461


Day 9 - Edinburgh


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Edinburgh Central Hostel

Location:

9 Haddington Place
Cowgate
EH7 4AL Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact:

tel: 0131 524 2090


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