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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 4AL, United Kingdom

5-star hostel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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  • will return excellent great situated near pricessis street very clean reat price xDec 6, 2019
  • Excellent room, excellent receptionist, best location. Loved it. I definitely recommend…Aug 18, 2019

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

from £42
  • Premium Double Room, Ensuite
  • Premium Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory (Male)
  • Shared Dormitory (Female)
  • Standard Single Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite

What’s around Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 15-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 17-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 21-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 22-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 25-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 20-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 14-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 7-min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 271 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No on-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Central Youth Hostel
  • Edinburgh Central Youth
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Scotland
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hotel Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Scotland
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Scotland


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 5.95 and GBP 7.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

  • Does Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Taste of Italy (3-min walk), Mamma Roma (3-min walk) and The Walnut (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 73 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Kerryann, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Never again!
We had booked a private room for three people, all confirmed in emails but we had TWICE in 12 hours' time other people accessing our room as the reception staff had allocated them a bed in pour room. One was after 4pm, staff apologised it being their mistake after I went to the reception and the woman a bed had been allocated in our room agreed to wait in the corridor, the time this happened was at 04.20am when we were fast asleep and my husband woke up when a woman (intoxicated or and/or on something else) dived into his bed and dug her hands into his ribcage! She refused to leave the room and climbed onto a upper bunk bed with all her clothes on (where we had our personal stuff including binoculars and a laptop) and refused to wait in the corridor as I dashed to the reception once again. Staff were helpful (were able to remove this lady from our room) and accepted it had been their mistake, once again. This left us feeling very unsafe and shaken and just wishing the morning came quickly and we would be able to speak with the manager and leave.The assistant manager in the morning was helpful and got in touch with the manager who promised us full refund as I stated this should not have happened, their computer system should be more up to date to allocate rooms and we are not willing to pay. Luckily it we were three adults and able to defend ourselves! Spacious room but only three chairs despite the room having five beds, draughty window by the double bed.
Sanna-Maija, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Good for a basic stay
I had a private room at the hostel. The room was very basic, which is fine, but the biggest issue was the drains in the bathroom. The shower drain did not flow and I had to turn the shower off for shampooing to avoid water flowing out of the shower room. The water stayed on the floor for most of the night. Also, the bed was very small, which was fine by me (I'm 5'2"), but a taller person might struggle. The floors were also not very clean. It felt like a stripped down version of a school dorm room, so even for a hostel it was a bit bare. Location and staff were great however!
Anni, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great value for money
We spent two evenings at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel. We chose a private room, which was clean and spacious. Bed was comfortable and staff friendly. It is a hostel which offers budget private rooms, so do not expect any extras or much luxury. However, still a good and well located place to rest after a long and enjoyable day exploring Edinburgh. We recommend the hostel and would be back again.
Giovani Carlos, ie2 night trip
Good 6.0
Budget choice
First night of our stay we booked a double room and only offered a twin room as they were overbooked. We were told they have luggages custodian services for a charge but then told me not for overnight, we were struggled as we joined a 3 days tour to highland, luckily we could bring along the big and heavy luggages with us for the trip. When we came back from the trip we checked in the hostel again, and found that the utilities were not cleaned up from previous users.
Ka Wah, hk1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
No Mixed Dorms :))
I’ve only stayed in a couple of hostels before and was attracted to this for the fact it was the only one I could find with separate-sex dorms (i.e. I was in an all female dorm). Plus, the bathrooms were in each room not one big communal bathroom. The rooms were clean, big for a hostel, the shared kitchen was big and clean, and it’s eco-friendly. It caters to large groups, including school groups, and is NOT a ‘backpackers’. The area is great and very accessible to any part of Edinburgh. I felt safe the whole time there and the staff were lovely. I would 100% stay here again or any other Hostelling Scotland sites.
Brianna, auOther trip
Very good 8.0
Bra boende centralt i Edinburgh
Trevligt, centralt beläget hotell. Mycket sköna sängar. Extra plus för ett kök som man kunde använda(låg på entréplanet).
Håkan, se2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience
The room is clean. The kitchen is fully equipped even with hot water dispenser and really clean and big. I couldn’t receive Wifi in my room but going to the lounge to get connected is not a problem at all. Helpful staff. Nice location.
Hui-Wen, tw4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Muito bom, mas wifi não funciona=ou no quarto
Equipe gentil. Quarto grande para um hostel. Há lockers pagos (0,5 a 1 libra por hora) e depósito gratuito e outros serviços. Perto de tudo. Wifi não funcionou no quarto, somente no saguão.
NILSON, br2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Sehr zufrieden!
Sehr gut gelegenes Hostel, freundliche Menschen, komfortable und Preiswert. Würde jederzeit wieder Buchen!
Inaya, ch5 night trip

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