Pets allowed
Free WiFi
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests

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Just off the Royal Mile, a&o Edinburgh City has free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a lively restaurant and bar. Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station is 450 yards away.

All rooms and dormitories at a&o Edinburgh City have large bunk beds and en suite bathrooms with power showers. All rooms are spacious, and feature stylish décor.

a&o Edinburgh City is home to the popular Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar with Sky Sports and a pool table.

Situated just 750 yards from the shops and night-life of Princes Street, a&o Edinburgh City is half a mile from Holyrood Palace. Princes Street Gardens are a 5-minute walk away.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

a&o Edinburgh City has been welcoming guests since 3 Nov 2009.
Hotel chain/brand: A&O Hotels & Hostels

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Is it quiet at night?
    Due to our location in the city centre, at peak times some noise at night is unfortunately unavoidable. However our night team conduct regular securit..
    Answered on 22 September 2019
  • Can I leave my luggage and go if I reach before the check-in time? Do you provide the facility to store luggage after check-out? If yes, How much do y..
    Hi! Yes, We have a free storage room for you luggage before you can check in or after you checked out. Kind Regards
    Answered on 13 December 2019
  • Is it possible to book a triple room for only two people? will it remain a private room or should we expect to share it with someone else?
    A triple room is a private family room. If you reserve that it will be only for you. Only by reserving beds in a shared dormitory others will be there
    Answered on 9 August 2022
  • Only 4 of us to stay in this room?if we want towels & lines,how much are we going to pay in total? We have our own private toilet?Thanks.
    Please contact our Customer Service. Thank you in advance!
    Answered on 19 June 2022
  • Hello, If booking a 4 bed dorm for 4 people, will we be in the same dorm? Looking to book a family room. Thanks.
    Hello. When you book 4 beds in a dorm, then you will be in the same room. And the same with a family room.
    Answered on 5 May 2022
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Facilities of a&o Edinburgh City
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Stand-up comedy Additional charge
  • Pub crawls Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Karaoke
  • Billiards Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Strollers
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak

House rules

a&o Edinburgh City takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 00:00


02:00 - 10:00


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

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.


When booking for more than 12 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa a&o Edinburgh City accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The guest making the booking must be over 18. Under 18s can stay in a private room with a parent or guardian, but cannot be accommodated in shared dormitories.

Bookings of 10 or more people are subject to different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Beds in the same dormitory room cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that bed linen and towels are not provided in the dormitory rooms only. Guests can bring their own or rent them at the property for the following extra charges:

Bed linen for 3 GBP and Towels for 1.50 GBP per person.

This Hostel operates a 30-day maximum stay policy within a 90-day period.

Passport or driver’s licence is required for check-in. Student cards are not accepted.

Breakfast for children between 7 and 17 years costs 3.80 GBP.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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 adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform a&o Edinburgh City in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Bed linens and towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can rent them at the property for an additional charge of GBP 4.5 per person or bring their own.

FAQs about a&o Edinburgh City

  • a&o Edinburgh City offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards
    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Pub crawls
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/performance
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Walking tours

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to a&o Edinburgh City by:

    • Bus 15min

  • Check-in at a&o Edinburgh City is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Guests staying at a&o Edinburgh City can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 5.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

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

  • a&o Edinburgh City is 550 yards from the centre of Edinburgh.