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88% Avg. city rating Rated by 3026 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 83%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 87%

Sightseeing 95%

Culture 95%

Nightlife / partying 84%

Value for money 79%

Customer Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


24 May 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: The weather is very unpredictable. It is an expensive city but it is worth visiting it. It is the best destination for a weekend getaway. The people are very lovely and welcoming and the city is stunning.

Liked: It is a compact city, therefore it was easy to visit everything in our weekend getaway.

Disliked: No.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


21 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Sign up for a free walking tour with Sandemans!

Liked: Quaint town with lots of interesting sites and stories!

Disliked: No

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


11 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Go on a Sandemann tour

Liked: The mix of old (medieval town) and the slightly newer Georgian section

Disliked: -

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


16 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Tours

Liked: Everything

Disliked: The weather

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


13 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: More walking, more inspiration

Liked: Romantic

Disliked: Expensive

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


10 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Calton Hill

Liked: It's a very interesting city

Disliked: It's very expensive

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


05 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: 3 days is a must to visit the city. + yu can get affordable highland tours operating from edinburgh at a very reasonable rates

Liked: Amazing people.

Disliked: na

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


15 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: ,

Liked: ,

Disliked: ,

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


14 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the National Museum of Scotland. There's something for everyone there.

Liked: Arthur's Seat, National Museum of Scotland

Disliked: No

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


13 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Lots of walking so wear comfy shoes

Liked: Beautiful city

Disliked: No

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


22 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy!

Liked: Culture

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Go watch rugby

Liked: All of it

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


29 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Travel in summer for best experience

Liked: City architecture and beautiful Monuments, beach etc

Disliked: nice city

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


25 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Stay more than 2 days

Liked: The city

Disliked: Wind is too cold

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


22 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Bramble Bar is amazing.

Liked: One of my favorite cities in the U.K. Very friendly, lots to see and do. Beautiful.

Disliked: No

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


09 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: bring a jacket

Liked: the sightseeing in general

Disliked: the cold and it got dark at 3.30pm

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


07 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the castle, and enjoy a classic visit to a pub. The scottish are the nicest people ever, so enjoy it!

Liked: So scottish, so quaint. So beautiful.

Disliked: Very cold!

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


06 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: A good map, and really comfy shoes at there is a lot of hill walking.

Liked: Way better than Glasgow

Disliked: No

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


04 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Walk. No need for public transport everything is walkable. Holyrood park climb is a must!!

Liked: Amazing city can't believe it took me

Disliked: Had a bad experience food wise worth researching can be a little pricey but to be expected

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88% Avg. city rating Rated by 3026 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 83%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 87%

Sightseeing 95%

Culture 95%

Nightlife / partying 84%

Value for money 79%

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