About Us

We’re a small and cosy hostel situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland’s most famous street – The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, you can’t get much closer to the city centre attractions; bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs.

Please note that our reception is only open between 8am-11am and 3pm-11pm. Outside of these times, help is available 24 hours a day at our sister venue High Street Hostel, including if you need to check in late. The hostel door is locked outside of reception hours, and if you are arriving early you can leave your luggage across the street at High Street Hostel. We do not offer early check-ins or late check-outs.

With our open plan kitchen and dining area, making new friends is easy and there is plenty of space to chill and chat with guests and staff in our cosy lounge area with it’s own open fire. Our dorms are light and bright and our bathrooms are clean and spacious.

Please check the link below for availability. We do not accept guests under 18 years of age. If you are booking for 4 or more people you must phone to check prior to booking. We advise that you check our refunds policy before booking. Sorry, but we do not take Stag or Hen parties.

Our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to 10:30am on the day of arrival. No-shows will be charged the equivalent of two nights stay. 

We have a maximum stay policy of 14 nights only. Sorry – no long term stays. If you require a longer term stay, please contact our sister hostels High Street Hostel and Castle Rock Hostel.

You will be required to provide a physical copy of photo ID baring the main guest’s details (Passport, Driving Licence, ID Card) upon arrival. Sorry, you can’t check in without photo identification.

Our Events

Something to do every night of the week!

Please Note: Our events will not be held during dates affected by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (3rd-29th August 2023)