“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 £

Castle Rock sits right below Edinburgh Castle which is one of the best locations in town. 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.

a&o Edinburgh City – Blackfriars Street £

Just off the Royal Mile, right in the heart of the city. a&o Edinburgh City offers a 24-hour reception meaning you can come and go as you please. There is free WIFI throughout the hostel. The attached “Bar 50” offers food and drink along with pool tables so you can relax and unwind. There is a host of bars and clubs on the area.  Because of this it 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 is plenty of options for food and drink. CoDE even has an underground bar so you will not have to walk far if you do not want to. A welcoming space to relax during your trip it is certainly an ideal base for exploring Edinburgh. This hostel is also only meters away from where we start our tours.

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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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