Overview of Hostel
Five star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the city centre, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital.
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups travelling on a budg
By train: Edinburgh Central is a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station. Exit Waverley Station onto Princes Street, then cross and turn right along Princes Street. Turn left at the St James Shopping Centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approximately 400m. The youth hostel is on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk
By bus and tram: from St Andrews Bus Station, or York Place for the tram, Edinburgh Central is just a 5 minute walk. Exit the bus station onto York Place. Walk along York Place to Picardy Place roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and walk along Leith Walk for approximately 400m to find the youth hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk
By air: from Edinburgh Airport, take the Airlink service bus 100 which runs 24 hours a day and takes about 25 minutes from the airport to Waverley Bridge (fares available on www.flybybus.com). Then follow directions from the train station. Alternatively, a taxi from the airport will also take about 25 minutes. Trams run a frequent service from the airport to the city centre www.edinburghtrams.com. Journey time is 35 minutes
From the north and west – follow signs for the City Centre and travel along Queen Street, onto York Place. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Leith Walk. Edinburgh Central is 400m from the roundabout on the left hand side, corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annadale Street
From the south and east – follow the A1 towards the city centre, approaching the city via Leith Walk. The youth hostel is at the corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annadale Street
There is no parking at the youth hostel, though there are limited on-street Pay & Display spaces nearby. Parking facilities are also available at Greenside Car Park. Coach parking is available at Pringles Coach Park, 70-74 Bangor Road, Edinburgh EH6 5JU. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edinburgh Central is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. It?s within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh Playhouse and the Omni Centre are close by. And, of course, it's a great place to stay when looking for accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.
Conditions & Policy
Reception is open 24 hours Check-in from 15.00 Check-out from 07.00 to at 10.00 (early check-in and late checkout is available on request and at a charge) All rooms are Non Smoking Premium twin and double rooms are available with TV/DVD and tea & coffee making facilities Hairdryers, iron & ironing board and cards & games are available for free to use with a deposit. Shower gel, soaps and toiletries available to purchase from reception. Towels are available for hire (available free to private booked rooms) In the event of a no-show, your credit/debit card will be debited for the total cost of your stay All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund.) From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation. Parties with young children (under 12 years) can only be accommodated in private rooms where available. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation. No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee. When booking for more than 9 people: - Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled. - The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking: 57 days or more - 20% of total cost 56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost 28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost