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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Hostel

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

Welcome to Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, SYHA 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
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

SYHA 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 SYHA 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.

SYHA 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.

SYHA 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?

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Welcome to Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, SYHA 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

Room types

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

Deluxe Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

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 located in the heart of the city and offers a range of multi-share rooms - ideal if you're looking for group accommodation - as well as private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, taking hostelling to a new level with TV and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi access is available to all guests.

Our rooms are safe, accessible only with a key card, and contemporary. We have some rooms suitable for people with impaired mobility. Fresh bed linen is included and rooms are serviced daily. All rooms are en-suite, but we also provide single sex toilet/shower facilities on each floor. Coin-operated lockers are available near the reception area.

At Edinburgh Central you'll find a licensed Bistro serving snacks, sweets and hot meals. There are plasma televisions and free internet/WiFi access - so where better to spend an hour or two enjoying a few drinks, meeting friends and making new ones!

We offer affordable contemporary and classic dishes. Breakfast is served daily from 7.30 to 10.00 and you have the choice of a light start to the day with Continental Breakfast or a hearty Full Scottish Breakfast.

As with all SYHA youth hostels, a self-catering kitchen and dining area are provided for guests who wish to cook their own meals or those travelling on a limited budget. Cookers and fridges, as well as cookware, crockery and cutlery are available - everything you will need to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

Facilities include a laundry and drying machines. You can store your luggage in our safe coin lockers in the lobby and rent a towel from reception. Hair dryers and games are available at reception as well.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel offers first class customer service and a friendly atmosphere. We're also open 24 hours a day, with no curfew.

* 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.

* Please note that check-in is from 15.00, and checkout is by 10.00 on the day of your departure.

* All rooms are Non Smoking and pets are not permitted.

* In the event of a no-show, your credit/debit card will be debited for the total cost of your stay.

Please note that there is no parking at the youth hostel, though there are limited on-street Pay & Display spaces nearby. Parking facilities are also available at Greenside Car Park.

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.