“I survived many a youth hostel bunk room reading Tolstoy by flashlight.” - Maria Semple

Most hostels offer shared rooms, which keeps the price down. Therefore, you can travel on a budget and still fully experience the city.

Castle Rock – Johnston Terrace £

Sitting right below Edinburgh Castle, this hostel couldn’t be better placed. As you walk out the door you will be in the midst of the old town. Surrounded by bars and restaurants as well as Edinburgh’s world-famous attractions. The night life of the Grassmarket is just a minute away, but Johnston Terrace is relatively peaceful. Ideal if you want to enjoy the atmosphere and still get a good nights’ sleep.

Safestay Edinburgh – Blackfriars Street £

Just off the Royal Mile, right in the heart of the city. Safestay offers a 24-hour reception meaning you can come and go as you please. With free WIFI throughout the hostel. The attached “Bar 50” offers food and drink along with pool tables so you can relax and unwind. With a host of bars and clubs right around the corner, this really is the perfect spot to explore Edinburgh’s nightlife from.

CoDE, The Court - Parliament Square £

A former courthouse, now transformed in a modern pod-hostel. Sitting right on the Royal Mile, you are just minutes away from Edinburgh's biggest attractions. With the Cowgate, Royal Mile and Grassmarket right on the door step, there’s plenty options for food and drink. CoDE even has an underground bar attached to the hostel. A welcoming space to relax during your trip, and an ideal base for exploring Edinburgh.

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Old Town, History and Tales

Amusing stroll in Edinburgh. Lovely tour, Ben being a hilarious guide, telling things you don't find in a tourist book, interesting stories, showing hidden gems. Perfect, thanks.

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