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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 rooms with attached bathroom 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 Theater and the National Museum. Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle can be reached in 10 minutes on foot.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

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

Breakfast Info

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


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4 reasons to choose Stay Central Hotel

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  • The staff speaks English
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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
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
    0.1 miles
  • National Library of Scotland
    0.1 miles
  • Central Library
    0.1 miles
  • St. Giles Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.1 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    0.1 miles
  • Gladstones Land
    0.1 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.2 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.6 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.1 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.1 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.4 miles
  • Forth Bridge
    9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.4 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.4 miles
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Amenities of Stay Central Hotel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 12 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & 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
  • Safe
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 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 not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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 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.

This property is located in a busy area so guests might experience some noise.

FAQs about Stay Central Hotel

  • Stay Central Hotel is 650 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • The prices at Stay Central Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

    • Evening entertainment
    • Live sports 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: 7.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • Check-in at Stay Central Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Stay Central Hotel include:

    • Family
    • Quad
    • Twin/Double
    • Double

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

    • Taxi 25min