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.
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.
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.
Continental breakfast is included in your room rate.
- Backpackers / Students
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- The cost
- Flexible accommodation
- Light in summer - take an eyemask
- Noise - take earplugs