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Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
50 Blackfriars StreetEdinburghScotlandEH1 1NEUnited Kingdom

5-star hostel with restaurant, near Greyfriars Kirk
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
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From 1,823 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh

from $39
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 12 people
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Dormitory for 4 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 5 people (Female Only)
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Basic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Dormitory for 6 People

What’s around Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 7 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 21 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 6 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 31 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 27 min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 17 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 132 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-4:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

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
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


Bar 50 - This pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Smart Hostels Hostel Edinburgh City
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Scotland
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Hostel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Late check-in between noon and 10:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

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

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 5.50 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 7.8 From 246 reviews

Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
troop trip
Great location! Rooms were comfortable with just basic needs. Close enough to everything to make up for it! Front desk was very nice, helped us out when we had a shower issue by getting us another room to shower till ours was fixed.
Wendy, usOther trip
Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Great affordable option
Please was a great affordable option.
Shannon, us1 night trip
Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Bar Fights in the Hallway
This is not a hotel for anyone over 40. “Shots” prices are advertised in the elevator. No TV in room. No telephone in room. Bed was a two story bunk bed with a bad mattress. A fight started in the hall outside our room and there was no immediate way to call the front desk to report it. I would never recommend this hotel or you as your employee recommended and booked this hotel without making it clear I was getting a private room in a hostel.
Dale M., us1 night trip
Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh
If you’re not 18, pass on this one.
Never again
Peter, us1 night trip
Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Good location
The room is clean, the bed is comfort, but not have bath mat which make wet floor after shower, we tried to ask from maids and reception but there's an extra charge. The toilet at the breakfast place is dirty.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends

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Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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