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Stay Central, Edinburgh

3-star3 stars
139 CowgateEdinburghScotlandEH1 1LLUnited Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near St. Giles' Cathedral
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Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
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Stay Central, Edinburgh

from $116
  • Double or Twin Room
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  • Standard Double Room
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Nightclub
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Three Sisters Pub - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Stay Central, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Central Stay
  • Stay Central
  • Stay Central Edinburgh
  • Stay Central Hotel
  • Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh
  • Stay Central Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hotel Tailors Hall
  • Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.95 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Stay Central, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 4 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 9 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 15 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 27 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 23 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 13 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 202 reviews

Stay Central, Edinburgh
Favorite hotel. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Good location but we got lost trying to find it originally. Just get an Uber/taxi from Waverly. It was only 3.5 pounds. Hotel is at a food park & the 3 sisters pub (also Good). Book breakfast ahead of time. Hotel is AMAZING. Most comfortable bed we slept on in Europe. Bathroom is up to date with rainfall shower head. Included toiletries smell amazing. Hair straightener is even included (as well as hair dryer). Wish we were able to stay there longer. Also- staff have a discount card to get you % off food & free drinks at certain restaurants around Edinburgh. So helpful!!
Heidi, us1 night trip
Stay Central, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Great room!
The room at StayCentral was great! A big room and comfortable bed. The only problem is that we went on "Karaoke Night" for the bar outside so there was intense music until the wee hours of the morning. But the location was great and the hotel very clean.
Laura, us1 night trip
Stay Central, Edinburgh
I love love love my stay :)
Micaela, us2 night trip
Stay Central, Edinburgh
Highly recommend while in Edinburgh
I loved Stay Central. I loved it so much that I rebooked a couple nights later in the week. It has a really cool, young vibe that you don't find much in other hotels. The staff was super helpful as it was my first time in Edinburgh alone. They provided me with maps and even watched my bags while I tried to find the train station. I recommend buying the breakfast option, as the Three Sisters has a pretty good breakfast menu. My only complaint, if any, would be that since it is next door to a pub, the courtyard outside can get a little loud. It didn't bother me much, but it's worth mentioning.
Jasmine C, us1 night trip
Stay Central, Edinburgh
Great hotel with young vibe and central location
Great location, fun hotel, young vibe. Pub on site with a very busy social scene. Staff was great with great customer service. Large shower with lots of hot water! Beds comfortable. Good wifi.Some reviews mention music from Pub a problem for sleep before 2 am. It wasn't for us, as due to the weather we kept the windows closed. If you are looking for a very quiet hotel this isn't it, But for a fun centrally located hotel, we highly recommend.
kim, us4 night family trip

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Stay Central, Edinburgh

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