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Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NE, United Kingdom

Hostel with restaurant, near Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
Bar is awesome
Best value for money
Good internet service

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

from £25
  • 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
  • Family Room (Single over Double)
  • Quadruple Room (4 people)
  • Twin (Bunk Bed)
  • Triple (Bunk Bed & Single)
  • Standard Room, Multiple Bedrooms
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Single Room
  • Private Dorm Room Ensuite

What’s around Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile - 2-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 2-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 7-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 9-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11-minute walk
  • George Street - 11-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 12-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 34-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 26-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 10-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 132 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
Guests will receive smart lock details.

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

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
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

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

Special features


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

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile’s small print

Also known as

  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

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

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6 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 Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

  • Are pets allowed at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Salt Horse (1-min walk), Zara (1-min walk) and Pilgrim (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 271 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place very clean
Juan C, gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not sure if I'll be back again
I've stayed in Safestay many many times and always have returned because of the great location and that it's usually so easy / hassle free and calm at nights. This time though I had the upper bunk and somebody below me kept poking and lifting my mattress the whole night. I was angry but so, so tired and tried to sleep, but now regret not making a scene about it. What kind of person does somethings like that?
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location and very reasonable. But, don't use the ATM in the lobby. I did not get my money!!
Gillian, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Bargain in central Edinburgh
I have now stayed here with a group of school children and also on a family trip for a concert in Edinburgh Castle. This is a hostel so don’t expect luxury but it’s clean, friendly, safe and centrally located. The staff are friendly, the bar is a relaxed area. The clients appear to be young people but it has a great atmosphere and the staff were very helpful. I’d definitely recommend but remember to bring your own towels-it’s a hostel.
Derek, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The good thing about this place is that its located at the heart of Edinburgh. I was pretty impressed with the cleanliness. The bar was descent. The bad thing about the place was that there was no charging point for each bed. There were only 3-4 for 10 people. Also they had no drinking water facility.
rasesh, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice staff and quiet place
Nice lady from Hungary 🇭🇺 who’s the receptionist upgraded me to a better room because of an Asian mans Transphobia and let me stay and sleep in the reception for an extra hour and a half Nice room but the hallway on floor two had a unpleasant smell Breakfast was nice and generous for the extra £5-50 and was in the basement bar area and the only unpleasant breakfast experience was a Spanish family who let their children run 🏃‍♂️ wild with zero reguard for others and zero disapline from the parents of these children as not everyone wants to be bothered by screaming brats when they want to eat their breakfast in peace and quiet on a morning So to summarise,nice staff and a good value breakfast and only just around the corner from the Radisson Blue hotel just off the Royal 👑 Mile and just also down from St Giles Cathedral and you couldn’t ask for a more central place in Edinburgh Old town
Joanne Alice, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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
Fair 4.0
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.
gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
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.
gb2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
good stay in edinburgh
very clean hostel and service very useful to find the room. I recommend it
gb1 night trip

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

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