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Destiny Student - Cowgate (Campus Accommodation)

2-star2 stars
Ziggurat, Wellgate House, 200 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NQ, United Kingdom

Walking distance from Festival Theatre
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From 106 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Could use a good cleaning

Destiny Student - Cowgate (Campus Accommodation)

from £43
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Standard Studio (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Deluxe Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)

What’s around Destiny Student - Cowgate (Campus Accommodation)


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile (2-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (3-minute walk)
  • Festival Theatre (3-minute walk)
  • Real Mary King's Close (4-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (4-minute walk)
  • National Museum of Scotland (4-minute walk)
  • Grassmarket (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 17-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 4-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 24-min walk
  • Slateford Station 8-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 64 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Towels are not included in the room rate. Towels are available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the hostel

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Destiny Student - Cowgate (Campus Accommodation)’s small print

Also known as

  • Destiny Student Cowgate Hostel Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Cowgate Hostel
  • Destiny Student Cowgate Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Cowgate
  • Destiny Student - Cowgate Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Destiny Student - Cowgate Edinburgh Scotland


This property serves as accommodation for students during designated school terms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    A city tax will be collected at the property upon arrival. The city tax ranges from JPY 100-200 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 10,000. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

On-site credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 56 reviews

Poor 2.0
Do not recommend
Room dirty (cracked paint, footprints on the wall, dust), centric location but very noisy at night (clubs/pubs music, thin walls), unprofessional management and staff, overpriced, overall very little value for money.
gb2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Fine for a few nights at the fringe
Went for a few days at Edinburgh fringe - great location for many of the venues (and close to the station). Surprisingly quiet at night given its proximity to many bars/pubs. Very basic, but I knew this when I booked, so that was absolutely fine. I was out most of the day, so wasn't there very much.
Gail, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Fair enough
Nothing special but was a clean room to get some rest at the end of a long day. Remember to bring your own towels!
Joe, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great location, adequate comfort
The accommodation is adequate as you would expect from student halls. Good service at reception, they held our bags before check-in and after check-out (charged £5 for after check-out). NB you will need a towel as not provided. Bed rather small for a double but comfortable. Shower hot and strong. Good reliable wi-fi. Very close to festival venues and good cafes for breakfast (esp The City Cafe on Blair Street is excellent). Teabags and milk would have been nice with the kettle provided.
Claire, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
It was a nice studio flat if you are going to stay for a couple of days only. The location is right in the middle of old city, so all your pubs, coffee shops, iconic landmarks etc. are within the walking distance. The room itself is nice enough, but could be a bit cleaner. The bed mattress was horrible, it was like sleeping on pinns the whole night where you cant settle down cause you dont know where you gonna get poked next. But if you dont mind that, than the location and price is very good.
Olga, gb7 night romance trip

Destiny Student - Cowgate (Campus Accommodation)

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