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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 St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Quite clean
More comfort would be nice
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From 1,784 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Safestay Edinburgh

from £51
  • 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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 132 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • 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


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • 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

In the hotel

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

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

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 4.50 per person (approximately)

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

What’s around Safestay Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (6-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (8-minute walk)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (11-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (11-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (12-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (12-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (13-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 32-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 27-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 17-min drive

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 240 reviews

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, gb1 night 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
Safestay Edinburgh
The all female dorm rooms are on the 5th floor and the lift is broken. This is a round stairwell and it is a hard climb after walking the hills of Edinburgh. Ask if the lift is fixed BEFORE you book it.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip

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Safestay Edinburgh

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