HostelBookers Logo
Website feedback

Top Rated Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Baxter 97%

1. The Baxter

Hostel
5/2 West Register Street

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 91%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 100%

Value 95%

13 out of 13 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Baxter

11 Nov 2016 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 25-30

everything Sarah very friendly and helpful!

would recommend this property

30 May 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

Everything from the breckfast to the bunk

would recommend this property

Read all The Baxter reviews
Code Hostel 96%

2. Code Hostel

Hostel
50 Rose Street North Lane

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 93%

Location 100%

Safety 100%

Staff 96%

Value 96%

9 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Code Hostel

04 Jul 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Nice place for sleep. I liked the dorm bed with privacy. Usually I cannot sleep well in hostel, but Code hostel was absolutely cozy. Staff are all friendly and nice. Breakfast is also good! Overall, I perfectly satisfied with this hostel.

would recommend this property

27 Mar 2016 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 25-30

the very welcoming and helpful staff, the wooden beds and the cleanliness of the place.

would recommend this property

Read all Code Hostel reviews
Castle Rock Hostel 94%

3. Castle Rock Hostel

Hostel
15 Johnston Terrrace

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 92%

Location 95%

Safety 96%

Staff 98%

Value 94%

770 out of 803 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Castle Rock Hostel

25 Nov 2016 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

Close edinburgh castle

would recommend this property

24 Nov 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

This hostel felt like second home, friendly staff and the location was fantastic.

would recommend this property

Read all Castle Rock Hostel reviews
High Street Hostel 91%

4. High Street Hostel

Hostel
8 Blackfriars Street

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 99%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

344 out of 373 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend High Street Hostel

12 Oct 2016 89%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

The feeling!

would recommend this property

14 Sep 2016 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Very nice hostel. Excellent location. Nice staff. Felt really comfortable!

would recommend this property

Read all High Street Hostel reviews
Royal Mile Backpackers 91%

5. Royal Mile Backpackers

Hostel
105 High Street

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 88%

Location 96%

Safety 91%

Staff 93%

Value 94%

156 out of 167 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Royal Mile Backpackers

01 Nov 2016 94%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Great location! I love the fireplace and book shelves in the lobby/living room area. Free tea and coffee!

would recommend this property

07 Aug 2016 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Nice atmosphere, helpful staff. Brilliant location.

would recommend this property

Read all Royal Mile Backpackers reviews
Kick Ass Hostels 90%

6. Kick Ass Hostels

Hostel
2 West Port, Grassmarket

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 90%

Location 94%

Safety 95%

Staff 84%

Value 91%

127 out of 132 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Kick Ass Hostels

11 Nov 2016 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Partying / nightlife Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 25-30

All good

would recommend this property

10 Sep 2016 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

All things I rated with five stars above ...

would recommend this property

Read all Kick Ass Hostels reviews
Malone's Old Town Hostel 90%

7. Malone's Old Town Hostel

Hostel
14 Forrest Road

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 86%

Location 98%

Safety 83%

Staff 95%

Value 92%

24 out of 25 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Malone's Old Town Hostel

22 Oct 2016 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Staff was incredibly friendly, the rooms were spacious, facilities were clean...location is perfect as well, very central.

would recommend this property

24 Sep 2016 54%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

The location is pretty much perfect

Read all Malone's Old Town Hostel reviews
Let's Edinburgh 90%

8. Let's Edinburgh

Apartment
Dalry Gait

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 93%

Location 80%

Safety 95%

Staff 88%

Value 88%

8 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Let's Edinburgh

29 Dec 2014 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Gorgeous, private and clean apartments walking distance to the centre of Edinburgh, for us it was cheaper than a Hostel and Neil was so helpful before and after the stay

would recommend this property

28 Jul 2014 86%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals

Space and cleanliness

would recommend this property

Read all Let's Edinburgh reviews
The Westend Hostel 90%

9. The Westend Hostel

Hostel
35 Palmerston Place

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 86%

Location 85%

Safety 90%

Staff 96%

Value 92%

428 out of 462 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Westend Hostel

09 Oct 2016 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Located in a quiet area, close to Haymarket train station, only a 10 minute walk to the centre, supermarkets and coffee shops are close by. Staff was very friendly and helpful, there is a common room (I think also a fridge to store your own food). Comfortable beds and enough space in the room for all people, lights by every bed, big bathrooms.

would recommend this property

30 Jun 2016 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering
Age Range: 18-24

Great location and a beautiful hostel.

would recommend this property

Read all The Westend Hostel reviews
Haggis Hostels 90%

10. Haggis Hostels

Hostel
5/3 West Register Street

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 85%

Location 97%

Safety 86%

Staff 94%

Value 85%

52 out of 61 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Haggis Hostels

10 Jun 2016 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family Work / volunteering
Age Range: 41+

The mattresses DON'T sag in the middle. Prime location, right in the middle of town. A real key for the room you are in. Brilliant security ! Good size lockers in the rooms.

would recommend this property

07 Mar 2014 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering

The location is unbeatable. The beds were ok.

would recommend this property

Read all Haggis Hostels reviews

Why book with hostelbookers?

Thousands of beds and private rooms, close to the things you’re planning to see and do.
With great value hostels and cheap hotels, everything you want to see and do is just a step away.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Our top-rated Edinburgh hostels have only been scored by hostelbookers customers who’ve stayed in them. With honest reviews, it’s that much easier to choose the best place to stay in Edinburgh. Reviews take into account the atmosphere, cleanliness and value for money; not to mention if staff welcome you with a smile. Just scroll the list to find a hostel that best suits your budget.

Guide to Edinburgh

Guide to Find our best travel tips, advice and inspiration on what to do and where to stay in our guide to Edinburgh. Discover how to travel on a budget and don’t forget to check the weather before you go!