Where to Stay on a Budget in Edinburgh

by Jack Guy

Jan 10, 2019

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Take a look at these cheap and cheerful accommodations if you are planning a trip to Edinburgh on a budget.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel does exactly what it says on the tin, with 270 beds available in shared dorms. It’s right next to the train station and known for its friendly atmosphere.

Smart City Hostels by Safestay is a good choice for those who want to party, as it’s found right next to lots of bars and clubs. It’s a modern place with a fun bar, snooker tables and even a heated rooftop. Come here if you’re looking for a big night out.

St Christopher’s Inn is another hostel with a more laid-back feel. It’s right next to the Scottish National Gallery.

Cityroomz Edinburgh is a budget hotel with private rooms at an affordable price. If you’re traveling as a couple and want your own space, this is one of the cheapest places to find what you’re after.

Another hotel option is Haymarket Hub Hotel, which offers comfortable beds and no-frills décor opposite Haymarket railway station.

For something more stylish, try Motel One Edinburgh Royal. It’s still fairly cheap, but this German chain is known for taking real care with interior design.


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