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Hostival – Carnival Camp

Campsite | Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland EH28 8NB


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bar(s)
  • Onsite shop(s)

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Hostival is the world only nomadic, festival hostel. We provide you with the best accommodation at the world's busiest and wildest festivals and sporting events. We are an events company and due to the quality and complexity of the events all bookings must be paid before arrival, you will receive an email from us with full payment instructions via email after your hostelbooker booking for full booking confirmation. Hostival accept all payments beforehand! This reason is only due to the high demand we get from our festivals and we need to take payment once you have made your booking. Cancellation: Hostival does not refund any booking but we can accept a friend in your place or you can even resell your accommodation which is never a struggle at these events.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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For nearly a decade Hostival has been providing affordable, budget accommodation at the biggest and wildest annual festivals which means we understand exactly what the guests what, where they want it and most importantly, when they want it both during the time of the festival and after hours! Read more

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About Hostival – Carnival Camp

Imagine a party that never ended, a party that knows no borders or time zones, a party that doesn’t require an invitation, only a desire to surround yourself with like minded people and have the best time of your life over and over again.

Hostival is that party; a one of a kind nomadic hostel that follows its clientele around the world to the biggest festivals to give guests what they want, where they want it and, most importantly, when they want it.

We set up affordable accommodation at the biggest, wildest, and most memorable events all over the world.

We are excited to welcome you to the world’s first and only mobile hostel! Hostival is a nomadic globe trotting festival hostel. Always located at the heart of the action. Hostival is never more than 20 minutes away from the centre of the festivities. As always we aim to be priced as low as the demand permits; Offering a range of temporary accommodation to suit everyones budget and comfort requirements

2013 will mark the flagship launch of Hostival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hostival is a one of a kind accommodation village where guests can relax after a day of festival activities and performances. It is affordable, fun and a great atmosphere. In addition we offer all the essential amenities required and for further comfort and added value we will have many stalls to cater for your extra needs. An entertainment area and bars to satisfy our guest thirst.

Essentially Hostival is a place where informal interchanging is the main agenda. We welcome travelers' and performers from all over the world who search for a unique cultural experience and a fun environment.

Hostival wants to provide the opportunity for people to come and enjoy this sensational festival and not have to pay exorbitant accommodation costs as is the case during festival time when accommodation is more often than not oversubscribed.

Hostival has been around for close to a decade and it is a fantastic party, so long as you know why to expect.

What Hostival Is:
•Affordable, budget accommodation for young travelers, backpackers, students on gap years, bachelor or hen party travelers, single travelers and anyone looking to have a good time and make new friends
•Manageable on the pocket, ESPECIALLY if you are booking late
•A fantastic place to meet people from all over the world partying at the same festival as you

What Hostival Is Not:
•5-Star luxury accommodation
•A romantic getaway for couples
•It is not for the faint-hearted and only people serious about having fun should visit

A Tip: 

•Get involved! Hostival is for people with a passion for life. If you think that's you, then dive in! 
You will need to bring warm clothes, your sense of adventure and be open to making new friends!

Accommodation Information

Carinival Camp will offer a range of  temporary accommodation to suit everyone's budget and comfort requirements; Namely
• Tents
•4 bed dorms

Entertaiment Area;
•Bar Area 

Guest Services;
•Food stalls

Location Information


Our Carnival Camp is situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Located at the beautiful Royal Highland centre it is easily accessible by public transport with buses running every 10 minutes and taking 18 minutes to get into the centre.


Getting to Carnival Camp

Whether you're travelling by car, by bus, air or rail, the Royal Highland Centre is easily accessible.

We always advise taking a taxi when coming to a new town particularly when it is a town of  foreign language. Ask your Taxi driver to take you to the following address.

By Bus
From Edinburgh, Lothian Buses run regular services including the 48, 35 and the Airport Express (100). All buses run regularly and drop-off close to the Centre.
Click here for a Lothian Buses timetable or call 0131 555 6363.
The Stagecoach Jet747 bus service from Fife will drop visitors off outside the Royal Highland Centre. Click here for more information.
Citylink also operate services with drop-offs on the A8 close to the Royal Highland Centre. For more information, click here.

By Rail
Haymarket is the nearest train station offering train links from across the UK.
For more information contact National Rail on 08457 48 49 50 or click here.
Lothian Busses run regular services stopping outside Haymarket Station and dropping off close to the Centre. Call Lothian Busses on  0131 555 6363 for more information.
Or, hop in a taxi. Taxi's are availiable from outside the station and will get you to the Royal Highland Centre in 15/20 mins

By Air
The Royal Highland Centre is situated adjacent to Edinburgh Airport.