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Edinburgh Central SYHA

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AL, Scotland

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Overall Rating 90%

5* budget accommodation, ideal for experiencing Scotland's capital. Walk to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Fringe & Festival - history, culture, nightlife, sport, shopping, comedy...all on your doorstep.

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Edinburgh Hostel

Hostel Edinburgh

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This hostel is in a great location for discovering the sights, sounds and tastes of this magnificent Scottish city.

Just a short walk from the front door and you are quite literally slap bang in the middle of the historic centre. The Royal Mile, the castle, Princes Mall and the dozens of pubs, clubs and theatres are all nearby. And Waverley Station is also 10 minutes away which means that it’s possible to explore further afield easily by rail.

Edinburgh is a great place for all types of group visits. Not only does our hostel welcome large parties with open arms, the friendly staff are also on hand to help tailor-make any itineraries. So if you are a school group, then they will be able to suggest dozens of free excursions which are great for education and easy on the wallet.

A perfect destination for groups of friends and families, the Fringe Festival in August is a great time to visit Edinburgh. But make sure that you book early. The hostel is very busy at this time with visitors from all over the world.

With its own restaurant which can seat up to 70 at a time, groups can order meals as part of their booking. And all the rooms at this modern hostel have ensuite bathrooms.

So whatever your reason for visiting Edinburgh, you can rest assured that your group will be in capable hands at our hostel.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - 500m to 1km
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 23:00
From 00:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)131 524 2090

Fax. +44 (0)131 558 1224

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Edinburgh Castle (1 to 2km)
  • Princess Street, Edinburgh (1 to 2km)
  • The Royal Mile, Edinburgh (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
7 miles. Take the Bus into City Centre and walk 10 min to the hostel via Princes Street and Leith Walk.
Bus
From St Andrews Bus Station Edinburgh Central is just a 5 minute walk. Exit the bus station onto York Place. Walk along York Place to Picardy Place roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and walk along Leith Walk for approximately 400m to find the youth hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
Taxi
Taxis are readily available from the airport and train stations however these can be costly and therefore recommend the public transport options.
Car
From the north and west – follow signs for the City Centre and travel along Queen Street onto York Place. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Leith Walk. Edinburgh Central is situated 400m from the roundabout on the left hand side corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annadale Street. From the south and east – follow the A1 towards the city centre approaching the city via Leith Walk. The youth hostel is situated at the corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annadale Street. Please note the youth hostel unfortunately has no car parking on-site due to its central location in the City of Edinburgh.
Rail
Edinburgh Central is a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station. Exit Waverley Station onto Princes Street then cross and turn right along Princes Street. Turn left at the St James Shopping Centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approximately 400m. The youth hostel is on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
Tram/Cablecar
From York Place for the tram Edinburgh Central is just a 5 minute walk. Exit the bus station onto York Place. Walk along York Place to Picardy Place roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and walk along Leith Walk for approximately 400m to find the youth hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.

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