The 5-star Edinburgh Central Accommodation 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.

The historic Royal Mile can be reached in less than 20 minutes’ walk, and the views from Arthur’s Seat are 1.5 miles away. Vibrant nightlife in Cowgate and bars on George Street are both within a mile’s walk.

The recently refurbished entrance, reception, lounge, café/bar and restaurant provide a comfortable, warm and welcoming space. Guests can enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast, lunch and evening meal in the restaurant. The licensed café/bar serves snacks and drinks until late.

Hostelling Scotland is a charity and membership organisation. For non-members, a supplement per person, per night will be added to the published rate. See Important Information for more details.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Edinburgh Central Accommodation has been welcoming guests since 24 Nov 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 8.7

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Edinburgh Central Accommodation

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.2 miles
  • Omni Centre
    0.3 miles
  • Calton Hill
    0.3 miles
  • Waterloo Place
    0.4 miles
  • Nelson Monument
    0.5 miles
  • Multrees Walk
    0.5 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.5 miles
  • Waverley Mall
    0.6 miles
  • Scottish Poetry Library
    0.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant On Broughton Street
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.7 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.8 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.9 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.9 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    1.1 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    1.3 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    1.5 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.5 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Lochend loch
    1 miles
  • River Water of Leith
    1 miles
  • Sea/ocean Firth of Forth
    1.5 miles
Public transport
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley station
    0.6 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    34.6 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.7 miles
How to get to Edinburgh Central Accommodation from Edinburgh Airport
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1 restaurant on site

    Haddington Place Cafe

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Edinburgh Central Accommodation
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live sport events (broadcast) Off-site Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish
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House rules Edinburgh Central Accommodation takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Discover JCB Diners Club Bankcard Edinburgh Central Accommodation accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Full payment for all bookings will be charged at the time of booking. All major credit & debit cards are accepted excluding American Express.

All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund).

Individual reservations (Up to 9 persons) - can cancel free of charge until 3 days before the arrival date. If cancelled within the 3 days before the arrival 100 percent of the total price will be charged.

Groups reservations (more than 9 persons) - different policies and additional supplements will apply. More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost. 8 – 4 weeks (56- 29 days) 55% of total cost. 4 – 0 weeks (28 - 0 day) 100% of total cost.

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

Should guests be entitled to a refund or part refund please note that these are processed by Hostelling Scotland National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancellation request for the refund to be processed back onto the original card used.

Parties with children under 12 years will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available. Hostelling Scotland advises that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available.

There is no capacity for extra beds or cots.

Check-in from 15.00 and check-out is until 10.00. Our Edinburgh Central Hostel does have a 24 hour reception. Early check-in and late checkout available for an extra GBP 10 per room (subject to availability).

Please note that advance reservations are recommended for the restaurant to avoid disappointment.

The café/bar serves drinks and snacks from 11:00 until 01:00.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Edinburgh Central Accommodation

  • Edinburgh Central Accommodation is 0.9 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Edinburgh Central Accommodation has 1 restaurant:

    • Haddington Place Cafe

  • Check-in at Edinburgh Central Accommodation is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at Edinburgh Central Accommodation may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Edinburgh Central Accommodation offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Walking tours
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Live sport events (broadcast)

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Edinburgh Central Accommodation by:

    • Car 28min

  • Guests staying at Edinburgh Central Accommodation can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet