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Stay Central Hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the historic Royal Mile. Located in the Cowgate, this lively budget hotel is in Edinburgh's Old Town, within half a mile of Princes Street. It surrounds the Three Sisters bar, a pub and nightclub that hosts entertainment and lively events nightly.

Dating back to 1621, the Stay Central Hotel retains many original features. Its en-suite rooms each have a flat-screen TV and on-demand movies, an iPod docking station, tea and coffee-making facilities and a bathroom with a rainfall-style shower.

Guests can relax outside the hotel, where there is an outdoor plasma screen and seating areas that are part of The Three Sisters cobbled courtyard, which attracts a diverse mix of locals and tourists.

Within a mile’s walking distance from the hotel are Holyroodhouse Palace, Festival Theatre and the National Museum. Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle can be reached in 10 minutes on foot.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Stay Central Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 24 Sept 2009.

Property highlights

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

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Buffet


Availability

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Room type
Sleeps
 
4 single beds
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2 single beds
and
1 double bed
1 double bed
or
2 single beds
1 double bed
2 single beds
and
1 double bed
and
1 bunk bed
or
4 single beds
and
1 bunk bed
1 large double bed
or
2 single beds
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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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  • Do you have parking?
    Not on-site, although we have a deal with the local NCP car park at 2 Viewcraig Gardens, EH8 9UN. Which is a short 6-7 minute walk from us. You can pi..
    Answered on 11 August 2020
  • parking. where can I park and do you have a discount scheme and how does it operate?(
    Unfortunately we don’t have onsite parking here. However, the NCP at Viewcraig Gardens secure car park is just a few minutes from the hotel. This curr..
    Answered on 3 September 2021
  • Is it extra to use the minibar in room?
    Hi, The fridge in the room is empty, you can keep all your own things in there. Thanks, Alex & The STAY Central Team
    Answered on 12 October 2019
  • hi do you need a form of photo I.d please?.
    No you do not
    Answered on 4 September 2021
  • Hi, is it possible to store luggage with you before and after checkout and if yes, for how long? Thanks!
    Good Afternoon, thank you for getting in touch with us. We have a secured Luggage Room that all our guests are welcome to use both before Check-In and..
    Answered on 12 October 2021
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Facilities of Stay Central Hotel
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 12.0 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Stay Central Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The cancellation policy shown on this page is based on an arrival time of 14:00 (GMT).

Payment is required at the time of check-in.

Please note breakfast is served in The Three Sisters bar, which is adjoined to the hotel.

When booking 4 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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.

This property is located in a busy area and guests may experience noise.

FAQs about Stay Central Hotel

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

  • Stay Central Hotel is 200 yards from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Stay Central Hotel by:

    • Taxi 25min

  • Check-in at Stay Central Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Stay Central Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Evening entertainment
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Live music/performance
    • Nightclub/DJ

  • Guests staying at Stay Central Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Stay Central Hotel include:

    • Family
    • Quadruple
    • Twin/Double
    • Double