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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 1,300 feet away.

All rooms and dormitories at a&o Edinburgh City have large bunk beds and private 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.

Located just 2,300 feet 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' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet


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  • 2 twin beds
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  • 2 twin beds and
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Museum of Childhood
    0.1 miles
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
    0.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    0.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.2 miles
  • City Art Center
    0.2 miles
  • St. Giles Cathedral
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.2 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Royal Mile
    0.3 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.4 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.6 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.2 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.3 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.9 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.4 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.6 miles
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Amenities of a&o Edinburgh City
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Stand-up comedy Additional charge
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Karaoke
  • Pool table Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
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
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
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Sustainability initiatives
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Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

2:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking for more than 12 people, 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 license is required for check-in. Student cards are not accepted.

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

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

  • Check-in at a&o Edinburgh City is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • a&o Edinburgh City is 1,650 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Guests staying at a&o Edinburgh City can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

  • The prices at a&o Edinburgh City may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

    • Bus 15min

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

    • Pool table
    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bar crawls
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/Performance
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Walking tours