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Safestay Edinburgh

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
50 Blackfriars StreetEdinburghScotlandEH1 1NEUnited Kingdom

5-star hostel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
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From 1,827 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Safestay Edinburgh

from £30
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 12 people
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Dormitory for 4 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 5 people (Female Only)
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Basic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Dormitory for 6 People

What’s around Safestay Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Princes Street (2-minute walk)
  • Royal Mile (2-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (10-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (12-minute walk)
  • George Street (13-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (14-minute walk)
  • Festival Theatre (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 31-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 27-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 17-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 132 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-4:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

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
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


Bar 50 – This pub serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Safestay Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Hostel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Late check-in between noon and noon can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 5.50 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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 255 reviews

Safestay Edinburgh
Very satisfying experience.
Very satisfying. The front-desk has laundry pockets, shampoos, toothpaste and other little things that you might need while staying there. The service is also very good, and professional. The rooms are maintained very well, they do house keeping every morning. So, no weird smell in the room.
Yibin, gb4 night trip
Safestay Edinburgh
The Worst
Bad Food Mouldy showers Lamps ripped out of wall No ability to lock in room lockers. You have to pay extra to keep your things to stay safe.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
Safestay Edinburgh
Third time was NOT the charm
This is the 3rd time I've stayed at SafeStay, and they have removed or not repaired the locks on most of the locker. I say most because over 3 nights, I was required to change rooms twice in the morning...taking 2 hours out of each day and allowing me to see 3 different 8-bedrooms. Two of which (I did not check the 3rd) had black mould in the shower. The breakfast is not spend £5 on something that's worth 20 pp. I'll try another hostel next was that bad.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip
Safestay Edinburgh
good stay in edinburgh
very clean hostel and service very useful to find the room. I recommend it
A Traveller, gbOther trip
Safestay Edinburgh
Budget and location alright... the rest, "meh"
Budget location is great. Now bed are not vert comfy, and the fact that there is a pub right underneath it, it leave you sleepless with the drunks staying until pass midnight, and, unfortunately, the windows do not stop any noise coming in.
Adrian, gb1 night family trip

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