Safestay Edinburgh

South Scotland Lothian Edinburgh

  • Independent Hostel

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

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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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Dorm beds from £12, private double rooms from £60 a night.

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Getting There

Take the Market Street exit out of Waverley Station, turn to your right, and cross the road, and walk 100m and turn left into Cockburn Street. At top of Cockburn Street, turn left onto the Royal Mile (known also as 'High Street') and walk for about 100m until you reach the Raddisson SAS Hotel, where you turn right down Blackfriars Street; the hostel is on the right. From St. Andrew's Square Bus Station exit using the St Andrew's Square exit and turn left and walk past Harvey Nichols towards Princes Street. Cross Princess Street and turn left towards the Balmoral Hotel. At the corner turn right onto North Bridge and walk until you reach The Royal Mile; walk for about 100m until you reach the Raddisson SAS Hotel, where you turn right down Blackfriars Street. The hostel is on the right.


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  • Family Rooms
  • Private Rooms
  • Wifi

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