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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
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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
  • 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
  • University of Edinburgh - 8-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 9-minute walk
  • George Street - 10-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 15-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 32-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 6-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 22-min walk
  • Kingsknowe Station 10-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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 16

Travelling with others


  • No cots (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
  • Number of living rooms 1
Freshen up
  • 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.

FAQs for Cowgate Tourist Hostel

  • Does Cowgate Tourist Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Cowgate Tourist Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Cowgate Tourist Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Cowgate Tourist Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Cowgate Tourist Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Cowgate Tourist Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Cowgate Tourist Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Cellar Door (1-min walk), Michael Neave (2-min walk) and Under the Stairs (2-min walk).

Cowgate Tourist Hostel

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