Save Money! 10 Accommodations Close To City Center In Edinburgh, Scotland - Updated 2023

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From the family tours to the cultural pursuits, Edinburgh is a perfect place in Scotland to spend your next vacation. Stay in a city center of Edinburgh to help you access anything you need during your vacation. To save money during your stay in Edinburgh, you may consider one of these following accommodations located in the city center.

1. Evergreen home (from 27 USD)

This Evergreen home is located in central Edinburgh, only walking distance from the city center. It allows you to have a city tour with your friends or family by walking. The home suits three guests with one bedroom with a queen-sized bed and single bed inside.

You will have access to the kitchen, cook your own meals and pay as you wish! It is not included in the rental price. Or if you feel too lazy to cook, just step out of your home and taste great ethnic food in the restaurants nearby.

Evergreen home

Price: from 27 USD

Number of Guests: 3

2. St. Christoper’s (from USD 16)

Situated opposite Waverley railway station, St Christopher’s offers budget accommodations in central Edinburgh with free WiFi. It is a hostel with a very nice cafe in the basement. For one night sleeping on a bunk bed, this hostel charges you only 46 USD per night. The bunk bed is private as it is covered with a curtain to keep your privacy.

St Christopher's Edinburgh Original

Wifi Available

Address: 9-13 Market Street
Accommodates: 6

Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi

3. City Stay Hostel (from 44 USD)

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, City Stay Hostel Edinburgh offers accommodations in Edinburgh, just 600 meters (2,000 feet) from Edinburgh Military Tattoo. As it is a high floor hotel, certain rooms have views of the mountains or garden, and you may choose the best one. There is a sofa corner in every room which you can use on your lazy time at night to watch Edinburgh’s sky.

City Stay Hostel

Address: 6 Queen Street, New Town, EH2 1JE Edinburgh, United Kingdom (see map)

Price: from 44 USD

4. Containers Hostel (from 43 USD)

Containers Hostel is the world’s first hostel built from converted shipping containers. Enjoy the sensation of sleeping in a container with your friends while other guests sleep in the others. This hostel is set right across the road, so it may be a little noisy but, it is just like staying in a tent in the pedestrian area while you can watch the glittering buildings at night under the sparkling Edinburgh sky.

Containers Hostel

Address: 357 Gorgie Road, EH11 2RP Edinburgh, United Kingdom (see map)

Price: from 43 USD

5. The Hostel (from USD 18)

In an original Victorian building, this funky hostel offers airy dorm rooms with large windows and high ceilings. It is right across from Haymarket Train Station and only a 5 to 10-minute walk from Princes Street. This hostel is completed with a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for you to serve your own favorite meals. There is also a billiard playground for you who love this brain sport.

The Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: 3 Clifton Terrace
Accommodates: 8

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Internet services Safety deposit box Billiards

6. West End Hotel (from USD 20)

Only a 10-minute walk from Princes Street, West End Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, modern ensuite rooms with flat-screen TV, and shared accommodation for groups. A spacious dormitory with big windows overlooks other building outsides will make you feel like a real Edinburgh citizen. The stylish Time Bar at West End serves a varied, seasonal food menu. Once you step to the bar, unique clocks hanging on the wall will welcome you. If you prefer to cook your own meals, you have access to the self-catering kitchen. A lush backyard is also a nice place to relax after your city tour.

West End Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 35 Palmerston Place
Accommodates: 1

Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Car hire

7. High street hostel (from USD 27)

The high street hostel is situated in the center of Edinburgh. Stay in the four-floor unique building with your friends, rent a dormitory and sleep on bunk beds together to make your vacation in Edinburgh more valuable as it will strengthen your friendship. Spend your morning coffee time in a ground floor gazebo where you can discuss your itinerary with your travel mates. Pay extra for your delicious breakfast provided by the staff if you feel too lazy to cook your omelet in the kitchen.

High Street Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: 8 Blackfriars St
Accommodates: 2

24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Billiards Heating Luggage storage

8. Central apartment with ensuite double bed

This is a colorful apartment located in the central Edinburgh. Free use of the fully-equipped kitchen allows you to cook your own meals without any additional charge. You may bring your own car or rent one and get a parking space for free. Don’t miss out Edinburgh’s most famous sight, the castle, only 10 to 15 minutes walking distance from the apartment.

Central dble/en-suite,free parking
274 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
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tom's place is exactly as it looks in the photos and is very comfortable
impeccably clean room bedding and en suit use of toiletries hairdryer tea coffee milk etc etc edinburgh info wi fi and much more
we had an en-suite room with access to the kitchen including tom's great cakes milk fruit coffee etc
amazing tom is a terrific host and the room/flat is incredible
room and bed were very clean and comfortable and all kitchen amenities were freely available
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the place is really clean and cozy
everything was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable
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the room is clean and the area is quiet
lots of maps and info and a helpful host
tom is a perfect host
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the host was very friendly and helpful
nice location for exploring edinburgh
superb location only 30 mins walk or 10 mins by bus to city centre
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9. Bobby’s bunkhouse (from USD 18)

Bobby’s bunkhouse is set in the Old Town district in Edinburgh, 200 meters (660 feet) from the Royal Mile and 600 meters (2,000 feet) from Edinburgh Castle. Bring your friends and sleep in the dormitory room together. The room is equipped with a flat-screen TV where you can watch you and your friend’s favorite channels.

10. Daniel’s apartment

This apartment is located in the city center, a perfect choice to save your transportation cost as you may explore the city by walking. It is a ground-floor level apartment in a gorgeous building. It has a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a big window that ensures the natural warmth in the room.

Large Double Bed, City Centre, amazing apartment!
142 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

Enjoy the cultural vacation in Edinburgh

From family days out to cultural pursuits, Edinburgh has a wealth of top attractions to satisfy all tastes, including some of Scotland’s most visited attractions. The city’s backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Pentland Hills, and Edinburgh’s Waterfront make the city a remarkable place to stay during your vacation. One day is not enough to explore the city and the historic castles such as Edinburgh Palace and Holyrood House.

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