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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

2-star2 stars
94 -116 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JN, United Kingdom

Located steps from National Museum of Scotland
  • Free WiFi
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From 428 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Amazing price, so can't complain there! Comfort....mmm? Beds ok - standard hostel bunks,…Sep 24, 2019
  • The street it is on stinks of wee, it's right next to a nightclub, the room was a step up…Aug 19, 2019

Cowgate Tourist Hostel

from £48
  • Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in 6 Sleeps Dormitory)
  • Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in 4 Sleeps Dormitory)
  • Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in 8 Sleeps Dormitory)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Cowgate Tourist Hostel


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

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 17-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 6-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 22-min walk
  • Slateford Station 8-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

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

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Cowgate Tourist Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
  • Cowgate Tourist Hostel
  • Cowgate Tourist Edinburgh
  • Cowgate Tourist
  • Cowgate Tourist Hotel Edinburgh
  • Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
  • Cowgate Tourist Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Cowgate Tourist Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Mandatory fees

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

Deposit: GBP 20.00 per stay

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 1.00 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 5.00 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.

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