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A great budget hostel location with a wide choice of accommodation in a central Edinburgh location.

Safestay Edinburgh

50 Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NE 0131 524 1989

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A large, modern and very well-run city break hostel just off the Royal Mile, Safestay's Edinburgh location appeals to a wide range of travellers, not just because of its excellent location but also due to its wide variety of budget accommodation, ranging from private twins to 12-bed dormitories. It caters for groups of all sizes including families, couples, backpackers and school trips, and also has kitchen and laundry utilities and a fully licensed, lively bar, Bar 50, which serves food and drinks from 8am until late every day. The location, just off the Royal Mile, is one that a lot of upmarket hotels would kill for, with most of the city's attractions – Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Scott Monument – right on your doorstep. You're only a minute away from Waverley Station too, and there's free Wi-Fi throughout the building and you have 24-hour access to their secure lockers. In our view this makes it pretty much unbeatable for budget city breaks in the Scottish capital.

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