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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 4AL, United Kingdom

5-star hostel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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Good7.6
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Cleanliness
Clean
WiFi
Complaints about WiFi
60See all 60 Hotels.com reviews
From 402 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh

from $74
  • Premium Double Room, Ensuite
  • Premium Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory (Male)
  • Shared Dormitory (Female)
  • Standard Single Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite

What’s around Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh

Landmarks

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 15 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 17 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 28 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 9 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 271 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated poor

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Edinburgh Central Hostel
  • Edinburgh Central Youth
  • SYHA Edinburgh Central
  • Hostel Edinburgh Central
  • Youth Hostel Edinburgh Central
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Scotland
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hotel Edinburgh
  • Central Youth Hostel
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Scotland

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 5.95 and GBP 7.50 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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 60 reviews

Good 6.0
Budget choice
First night of our stay we booked a double room and only offered a twin room as they were overbooked. We were told they have luggages custodian services for a charge but then told me not for overnight, we were struggled as we joined a 3 days tour to highland, luckily we could bring along the big and heavy luggages with us for the trip. When we came back from the trip we checked in the hostel again, and found that the utilities were not cleaned up from previous users.
Ka Wah, hk1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good
Great
Kerryann, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
No Mixed Dorms :))
I’ve only stayed in a couple of hostels before and was attracted to this for the fact it was the only one I could find with separate-sex dorms (i.e. I was in an all female dorm). Plus, the bathrooms were in each room not one big communal bathroom. The rooms were clean, big for a hostel, the shared kitchen was big and clean, and it’s eco-friendly. It caters to large groups, including school groups, and is NOT a ‘backpackers’. The area is great and very accessible to any part of Edinburgh. I felt safe the whole time there and the staff were lovely. I would 100% stay here again or any other Hostelling Scotland sites.
Brianna, au7 night trip
Poor 2.0
Never again!
We had booked a private room for three people, all confirmed in emails but we had TWICE in 12 hours' time other people accessing our room as the reception staff had allocated them a bed in pour room. One was after 4pm, staff apologised it being their mistake after I went to the reception and the woman a bed had been allocated in our room agreed to wait in the corridor, the time this happened was at 04.20am when we were fast asleep and my husband woke up when a woman (intoxicated or and/or on something else) dived into his bed and dug her hands into his ribcage! She refused to leave the room and climbed onto a upper bunk bed with all her clothes on (where we had our personal stuff including binoculars and a laptop) and refused to wait in the corridor as I dashed to the reception once again. Staff were helpful (were able to remove this lady from our room) and accepted it had been their mistake, once again. This left us feeling very unsafe and shaken and just wishing the morning came quickly and we would be able to speak with the manager and leave.The assistant manager in the morning was helpful and got in touch with the manager who promised us full refund as I stated this should not have happened, their computer system should be more up to date to allocate rooms and we are not willing to pay. Luckily it we were three adults and able to defend ourselves! Spacious room but only three chairs despite the room having five beds, draughty window by the double bed.
Sanna-Maija, gb2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good for a basic stay
I had a private room at the hostel. The room was very basic, which is fine, but the biggest issue was the drains in the bathroom. The shower drain did not flow and I had to turn the shower off for shampooing to avoid water flowing out of the shower room. The water stayed on the floor for most of the night. Also, the bed was very small, which was fine by me (I'm 5'2"), but a taller person might struggle. The floors were also not very clean. It felt like a stripped down version of a school dorm room, so even for a hostel it was a bit bare. Location and staff were great however!
Anni, gb1 night trip

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh

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