Edinburgh Central Hostel
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, Eh7 4AL
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Singles, Nightlife, Shopping
Expert review of Edinburgh Central Hostel
The Edinburgh Central SYHA hostel on Leith Walk is huge and incredibly good value. With 298 beds in many different configurations this is a great system. For families with babies they have high chairs and even toys. There are laundry facilities too. They are licensed and have a big cafe for use of guests.
There's a large foyer area with reception, a large soft seating area along with a small bar and restaurant. In the basement there is a self catering kitchen and laundry area with all the facilities. This hostel is open 24 hours.
On Leith Walk, though this part of it is called Haddington Place for some reason; it's a great base for exploring the city. It's on the main bus routes and just 10 minutes walk from Princes Street, or a 15 minute walk to the waterfront.
They are basic but bright, clean and modern and you get a bed, storage lockers, a table and chairs. You couldn't really ask for more at these prices. There's basic pine furniture, clean quilts and sheets and light wood floors. The single and twin rooms, with up to eight bunks, are all en suite. There are also family and private rooms available with en suite bathrooms. The shared dorm wash-room facilities are located on each floor and the male and female facilities are separate.
There is a big lounge area with TV. There is WiFi but it is £1 for 20 minutes.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available. Continental breakfast is included in your room rate but they do a Scottish cooked for extra. The licensed cafe and restaurant has a slightly utilitarian feel; large, easily kept clean, light wood. For the money this is a winner. There is a communal kitchen area also available, which can get busy if there are lots of guests.
Reception is open 24 hours day.
Check in is quick, efficient and you get your own keycard which feels secure.
Backpackers, groups of friends, singles, students, families.
Continental breakfast is included in your room rate.
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- 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, Eh7 4AL
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