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The Old Town Hostel, Edinburgh

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  • Best Price Online

  • Free Welcome Drink

  • 25% Off Food

  • Free Cancellation Options


  • 0131 226 1446
  • Check-in Address: 9-13 Market Street | Hostel Address: 32 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1QB, UK
  • Check-in: 3pm / Check-out: 11am.
  • Kinda lost? Get directions

Welcome to our brand spanking new hostel in Edinburgh Old Town. Whether you want the ultimate social backpacker experience or a more private stay in the heart of Edinburgh, our new hostel will cater to every traveller’s needs. With the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish National Galleries and Arthurs Seat all within easy reach, our location couldn’t be more convenient.

With over 140 new beds, we offer dorm rooms and themed private ensuite rooms just a short walk away from Edinburgh’s main sights and attractions as well as countless Scottish pubs, bars and restaurants. Our comfy POD beds come complete with personal plug sockets, a reading light and a privacy curtain. Plus, we have a buzzing backpacker bar downstairs, the perfect place to socialise and have fun.

About the Vault Room

Be a little part of Scottish history and stay in our new Vault Room, a unique feature of the new hostel. When we first found the site to build a new St Christopher’s in Edinburgh, we discovered a huge secret safe inside the building (which was left completely empty apart from a solitary shoe). We later found out that the safe was used in the 1890's to store hefty earnings when the site was once home to a famous fruit and vegetable market. We decided to transform the secret safe into a spacious private ensuite room for our guests. It’s pretty awesome and as a nod to our roots, we’ve kept the original steel safe door as a feature in the room.



  • Lockers

  • Luggage storage

  • Key card access to rooms

  • Modern POD beds with privacy curtains


  • Free Walking Tours

  • Pub Crawls

  • Belushi’s Bar: Live Music, DJs & Beer Pong

  • Chill Out Room


  • Free Welcome Drink if you Book Direct

  • 25% off Food and Drink Offers

  • Free Wifi

  • Ready Made Beds

Discover Edinburgh

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Belushi’s Bar

Our hostel bar Belushi’s just has received a brand new look! This young hangout in Edinburgh Old Town is a favourite amongst students and backpackers where we host awesome live music, international live sports plus weekly parties and hostel events. It’s a fun, lively place for hostel guests to hang out and socialise before heading out to party in the city or to check out Edinburgh’s famous sites with new found friends. Did we mention hostel guests benefit from 25% off food and drink at the bar?

Stay with us and enjoy these deals at our bar:


selected draught beer


Single Spirit & Mixer


jäger bombs

What you need to know

  • 25% Off Food

    In our traditional pub downstairs.

  • Free Cancellation

    Up to 24 hours before your day of arrival

  • Check in 3pm

    Please provide valid ID

  • Questions?

    Please see our FAQ or

  • 24-Hour Reception

    Always ready to help

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