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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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Great location
Fantastic service
Complaints about WiFi
64See all 64 reviews
From 403 reviews

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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh

from $70
  • 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


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Calton Hill - 9 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 14 min walk
  • Easter Road Stadium - 14 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 15 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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 271 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • 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 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

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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Accessible bathroom

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


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.

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 64 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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
Good 6.0
Basic rooms but Overall clean and well presented, Staff excellent and well mannered, couldn't have asked for better service. However blinds didn't close properly in room and outside traffic very noisy when trying to sleep, but as it is Edinburgh this was expected. Hostel close to all amenities and just a short walk from the play house, and a half hour walk or 5 mins in taxi to botanic gardens. Recommend this location if you are looking for a cheap, basic room, which is clean and central to surrounding attractions.
gb1 night romance trip

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Edinburgh

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