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The 10 Best Hostels in Edinburgh, UK

Some of the best backpacker spots in Edinburgh

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT 4 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

Code Hostel Edinburgh is set on Rose Street North Lane, just a short walk from Princes Street. It offers modern interiors within a red brick-clad period building. It offers rooms with bunk beds, a shared kitchen and a communal area. Everything stuff facility and breakfast absolutely one of the best hostels i had been.

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9.3
Superb
1,775 reviews

Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only 2 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

The hostel offers accommodation exclusively for guests aged 18 years and older. Dormitories feature bunk beds with bedside lockers and have use of shared bathroom facilities with showers. There is a cosy lounge with a piano and large sofas by the fireplace, a movie room with big screen and an internet lounge with WiFi. My second time at this hostel and it was absolutely incredible! Love this place, I'll come back! I like the style, beerpong, staff, facilities, cleanness and activities they offer.

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9.2
Superb
644 reviews

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT (Royal Mile Former Court & Jail) 4 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

Attractively situated in Edinburgh, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT is 100 metres from The Real Mary King's Close. This property is situated a short distance from attractions such as Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland, and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk. It had a fantastic location right on the Royal Mile which was brilliant. Even though it was a hostel, it was exceptionally clean and the staff were so friendly. I loved how modern it was. The breakfast is really good too as you could make your own waffles and toastier using the kitchen area! I would definitely recommend it!

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9.5
Exceptional
79 reviews

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) 4 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

Set in Edinburgh and with Royal Mile reachable within 600 metres, Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) offers a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. This 4-star hostel offers a shared kitchen. The accommodation features evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. Everything was great. Pods are great, showers and toilets are very clean. And the staff were super friendly :) definitely will return next time when I will be back in Scotland. :)

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8.8
Fabulous
1,609 reviews

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) 4 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

Situated in Edinburgh and with Royal Mile reachable within 500 metres, Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) features a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. This 4-star hostel offers a shared kitchen. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. The place is so beautiful, I had a good impresion to the place and the people work there

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8.3
Very good
1,918 reviews

The Baxter Hostel

New Town, Edinburgh

The dormitories feature bunk beds and secure lockers. At The Baxter Hostel, there is a 24-hour front desk and a shared self-catering kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and luggage storage. Incredible, friendly, beautiful staff A+/10. Great scrambled eggs <3

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8.7
Fabulous
1,736 reviews

High Street Hostel 2 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

Situated in central Edinburgh, the High Street Hostel offers free WiFi in all areas. Dating back to 1564, this historic property is on a small side street, just off the Royal Mile.

The hostel offers single beds in shared dormitory rooms. Each bed has a bedside safe and a locker. The rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities. Perfect location, kind and helpful staff.

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8.8
Fabulous
1,393 reviews

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 5 stars

Broughton, Edinburgh

The 5-star Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is just 0.5 miles from the shops of Princes Street and Edinburgh Rail Station. It provides a licensed café and restaurant, a shared kitchen and modern rooms with private shower rooms. It was the best hostel I have ever stayed in and that included Honolulu, Vancouver and Sydney

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8.3
Very good
1,462 reviews

Haystack Hostel

New Town, Edinburgh

Just 50 metres from Edinburgh’s bustling Princes Street, Haystack Hostel is set in a renovated 18th-century Georgian building. It offers a 24-hour reception with free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped shared kitchen. - Great staff (Thumbs up for eduardo) - Well cleaned and maintained space - The breakfast is what you expect and it's ok

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8.8
Fabulous
2,008 reviews

West End Hostel 3 stars

West End, Edinburgh

We offer simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming. Choose to stay in either one of our small 6 bed dormitory rooms with En-suite or one of our larger dormitories with shared bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed! Amazing staff. Amazing hostel. Super clean. Thanks for everything.

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8.1
Very good
1,623 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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