Hostels in Edinburgh
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There’s so much to discover in Scotland’s much-loved capital. From the rolling hills and breath-taking castles to quaint old-school pubs, fun underground backpacker bars and local delicacies (plus, the booze!), you’ll leave Edinburgh feeling alive and wanting to go back for more.
If you’re looking for places to stay in Edinburgh, our accommodation is first choice. Solo travellers, pairs, groups and backpackers can choose from modern private rooms with en- suite bathrooms and sociable shared dorms where lifelong friends are made! Safety is a priority in our Edinburgh hostels, that’s why we have 24-hour security, lockers, luggage storage and key card room access, so you can relax and enjoy your stay with us.
Edinburgh offers something for everyone, whether that’s a hike up to Arthur’s Seat or a shopping trip down on the Royal Mile. Make the most of your time in the Scottish capital with a stay at St. Christopher’s Inns, Edinburgh.
As for the location, our hostels are perfectly situated in the heart of Edinburgh, only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre and with fantastic access to public transport if you want to explore further afield.
Each of our hostels has a lively on-site bar and chill-out room where you can relax, have fun and meet new people. We also run frequent social events, including everything from walking tours to pub crawls and live music. Sound good? Get ready for the stay of a lifetime at one of our Edinburgh hostels.
If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for your trip, keep reading… Our Edinburgh guides are packed full of what to see, do, eat and drink during your trip. You’ll never want to leave!
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Soak up the charm of traditional pubs in the Old Town, go on a hike, try your first taste of haggis, or have the time of your life at the Fringe Festival. We’ve got all the best Edinburgh travel tips and advice ahead of your trip to this historic city...
The Old Town is cheaper so stick to the clubs, bars and pubs in this area
Wear comfy shoes because in the Old Town you will find some steep walkways
Pack an umbrella and a rain mac and don’t forget to layer up in the winter
In Scotland you can’t buy any alcohol after 10pm in supermarkets
You can take the 'Airlink 100' bus to and from the airport it stops right outside the hostel
You can walk from the Old Town to the New Town is about 15-20 minutes so there is no need to rely on public transport within the city