Edinburgh Central Hostel

Book now (price from £34.00)

Address: 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Eh7 4AL, Scotland

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.9

Modern youth hostel great for families and all ages of traveller on a budget.

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.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
1.8
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.4
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
3.1
90%
Public areas
3.3
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

There is a big lounge area with TV. There is WiFi but it is £1 for 20 minutes.

Eating and drinking

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.

Service

Reception is open 24 hours day.

Check in is quick, efficient and you get your own keycard which feels secure.

Who stays there

Backpackers, groups of friends, singles, students, families.

Price advice

Continental breakfast is included in your room rate.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • The cost
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Light in summer - take an eyemask
  • Noise - take earplugs
Book now (price from £34.00)