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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

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824 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Edinburgh Central offers 5 star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the heart of the city, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital.

Various room types are available from singles and family rooms to dorms with individual lockers. all rooms are ensuite.

Relax in the hostel’s welcoming vibrant spaces - perfect for eating, drinking and socialising. Enjoy the delicious range of cakes, snack and drink offered in the café bar which is open daily from 8am to 10pm. If you prefer to self-cater, there’s the option of a small but well-equipped guest kitchen (not suitable for groups). Or, if you’re looking for a little more privacy, there is a room available to hire for functions, meetings and special events.

WiFi is free for all guests and other amenities include a laundry, a secure bike store and luggage storage for anyone arriving early and eager to head off right away to explore the city!

The hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. Parking near Edinburgh Central is possible, with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and at nearby at Q-Park, Greenside Row (contact the hostel directly for more information).

Reviews & Ratings

824 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 07, 2023
This is a customer service review. I’d been trying to contact them for days to see if I could change dates (due to Covid). No answer from email or phone. The day before my stay they reply to my email, asking for more details. I’d contacted them through my booking, so thought they would have them. The actual day of my stay they say it is too late to change it. Ok… so maybe answer your phone sometimes, please. I’d be less annoyed at losing the money if they’d given me a chance.
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Female, 31-40
Aug 27, 2023
Good rooms Sad food Fine drinks
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Male, 41+
Jul 29, 2023
Very central, able to walk everywhere! Room felt tall & clean. Very happy with linens & privacy of our 3bed room. Sink didn’t drain at main vanity, but we (surprisingly) had a tiny second sink in with the toilet. Very friendly staff. Greggs across the street made for easy local breakfast choices. Would 100% recommend this place to family & friends. (But not to high maintenance hoity-toity types - very much a good hostel feel).
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Female, 41+


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Hot Showers
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Internet café
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities