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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Hostel

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

Welcome to Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Hostelling Scotland's 5-star youth hostel. Centrally located, within walking distance of most of the City's tourist attractions, this stylish youth hostel is well equipped to suit the needs of single travellers, families and groups. Read more

89% Overall Rating 77 out of 87 customers would recommend this property based on 87 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 86%

Location 90%

Safety 93%

Staff 87%

Value 89%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

Hostelling Scotland is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel reception is open 24 hours, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00. You’re welcome to arrive at any time, though rooms are accessible only after 15.00.

Continental or Scottish breakfast is available from 7.30-10.00 and our licensed Haddington Place Cafe is open from 7.30-23.00, serving snacks and meals from 10.00-21.00.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

If you’re looking to explore Scotland you can book sightseeing tours to suit your budget on-site with our partner Timberbush. We can also book youth hostels for your onward journey at reception.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Welcome to Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, Hostelling Scotland's 5-star youth hostel. Centrally located, within walking distance of most of the City's tourist attractions, this stylish youth hostel is well equipped to suit the needs of single travellers, families and groups. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 6 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed Male Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Superior Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Basic 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard Single Private Ensuite

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 6

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Superior Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Basic 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups travelling on a budget. Guests can choose from a wide range of accommodation - from spacious shared rooms with individual lockers to private and premium rooms. All rooms in the hostel are en-suite and premium rooms come with a TV, USB plug sockets and coffee making facilities.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served daily in the dining room or take advantage of the small but well equipped self-catering kitchen. Lunches and evening meals are also available and our licensed café is open all day, offering guests a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks*.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, secure bike store and luggage storage for guests arriving early and wanting to explore the city. The hostel also offers meeting facilities for up to 60 with flexible catering packages available; ideal for groups and organisations looking to meet in central Edinburgh.

Parking near to Edinburgh Central is possible with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and parking at nearby Greenside Car Park. Please contact the hostel directly for more information.

Reception is open 24 hours and the youth hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. It’s within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions. And, of course, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is perfectly positioned for anyone looking for great value accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.

If we’re fully booked in July and August, please check out our Edinburgh Metro seasonal youth hostel located in the busy Cowgate area - a popular choice with backpackers looking to discover Edinburgh on a budget.

*Please note that between 11 November 2019 and 30 January 2020, refurbishment work will be carried out on the ground floor of Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel. Our restaurant is being redesigned as part of the refurbishment, but we’ll still be able to offer a full continental breakfast during this period. Unfortunately, we’re unable to extend the use of the self-catering kitchen during this time. There will be no disruption to bedrooms.

Accommodation Information

You are welcome to arrive at any time, though room access is only available after 15.00. Guests have all-day access to the hostel once check-in is complete.

Location Information

Edinburgh Central is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. It’s within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh Playhouse and the Omni Centre are close by. And, of course, it's a great place to stay when looking for accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.