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Stay Central, Edinburgh

3-star3 stars
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1LL, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
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Stay Central, Edinburgh

from $90
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • The Dorm
  • Standard Double Room
  • Room
  • Executive Double or Twin Room

What’s around Stay Central, Edinburgh

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • National Museum of Scotland (2-minute walk)
  • Royal Mile (3-minute walk)
  • National Gallery of Scotland (5-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (5-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (5-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (5-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (6-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (9-minute walk)
  • Murrayfield Stadium (29-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.1 mi / 5 km)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 17 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 8 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-4:30 AM
  • 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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.00 per person (approximately)

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

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 240 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Awesome spot if you’re looking for a party scene. Three Sisters bar is attached is a big party at night. Also, close to the GrassMarket district which has bars and restaurants.
Bradley, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Easy access, but noisy
Every was pretty good except for the fact that with the beer garden downstairs, it was vert noisy on the weekend nights.
Colleen, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Private room in a hostel. Very clean and new
Private room in a hostel. Very clean and new, modern furnishings. If you go on a weekend with rugby on, be prepared for the hundreds of fans partying outside your double secured door
us2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
please heed other reviews about the noise and partying at this property. it is of an epic and disturbing level. from 7:30pm until 3am, don’t expect peace or quiet. and don’t expect management to respond in a responsible or timely manner. even with earplugs and in a supposed “quiet room” i was unable to sleep until after we’ll after 2am. and when not hearing the lyrics to party “favorites” like “come on eileen,” the sounds of smashing bottles and yelling was non stop. even the homeless shelter a few doors down has invested in noise blocking curtains. perhaps stay central should follow suit. google Cunningham House and you’ll find an article. intervened and asked stay central to let me out of my two remaining nights. the hotel refused. clearly stay central cares only about collecting $$... not their patrons’ experience, or well being, for that matter. after two sleepless nights, i was moved to a room that was quieter, but had no heat. my fourth and final night, the heat was on and i finally got some much needed rest. hotel management cares more about partygoers at adjoining three sisters bar (notorious in edinburgh and a place i learned “locals never go”) than paying patrons trying to sleep at hotel. the front desk staff were wonderful and they should take over management! really appreciated greg in particular, who was awesome. be advised that the cowgate is not a place for solo travelers to be walking around at night.
us4 night trip
Good 6.0
Great price but too loud on the weekends!
Stay Central is an amazing little place- I stayed in a "Medium" room which was really large and had all the necessary amenities and others that were a nice addition (blue tooth speakers in the room, delicious treats with the coffee/tea, and conditioner (ladies out there know this isn't common)). The only problem with the room itself is that my bed was clearly two twin beds pushed together with full sheets. That wasn't exactly what I was expecting for the price and impacted the comfort of sleeping. The wifi also was very weak (strong near the door towards the main portion of the hotel, but weak at the bed and desk), but that didn't impact my stay. The biggest problem- which many others have pointed out- is that Stay Central is right next to the Three Sisters Bar. Yes, Stay Central will say that they try to make this clear on their website. But merely saying it is "Propped on top" of Three Sister Bar doesn't make it clear that the bar is entirely outdoors. The noise is VERY loud and it is basically impossible to sleep on a weekend. My room did not even face the courtyard and I could hear the music through the walls/my window. I was lucky that the music got quieter after 1am, but it was really disappointing to have that experience. I would NOT recommend staying here on a weekend unless you're the type of person who is out past 3am. Otherwise, you most likely won't get a good nights rest. However, this was the perfect place to stay on Thursday evening.
Christine, us2 night business trip

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