The capital city of Scotland is the perfect place to combine an interest in Anglo-Saxon
history with modern attractions, including everything
from castles such as the Edinburgh Castles, to bars and
pubs serving up specialty beers. If your vacation
destination is Edinburgh,
it is worth looking into prices and accommodation amenities
for Edinburgh hostels.
Due to the fact that Edinburgh is such
an old city, a hostel in Edinburgh could just as easily
be found in the ancient guesthouse of a former castle
as it could be in a newly constructed building.
The City Centre Guest House is an example of the former.
Not only is the building built up from the rubble of an
actual guesthouse of the Edinburgh Castle, but it is just
steps away from that most famous of attractions, the castle
itself. The Guest House Edinburgh Hostel also has
some helpful amenities for the traveler, including clean
linens and blankets, towels, and 24-hour in and out access.
While some cities such as Berlin or Rome tend to include
breakfast with a hostel stay, this is not the norm for
Edinburgh hostels. True to form, the Guest House
Edinburgh Hostel does not include breakfast. Rates
range from 16 pounds per night to just less than 60. The hostel
has large dorms and private rooms, though all guests use
With private rooms going for as low as 30 pounds per person, and dorms for as low as 15, Budget Backpackers is a great deal for travelers. The Budget Backpacker Edinburgh Hostel focuses on travelers by offering free tours of the city and free lockers for storing personal belongings. This Edinburgh youth hostel is also quite new, so the accommodations feel fresh and clean. Guests must be at least 17 years old to stay at this hostel in Edinburgh, and the hostel does not welcome Stag or Hen parties.
If you are wondering what a Stag or
Hen party is, you are not alone. Unique to Edinburgh hostels is the Stag and/or Hen party. These
names refer to groups of guys or groups of girls that
book their hostel stays together, basically taking over
a dorm room for the night. This is an increasingly
popular way to book an Edinburgh youth hostel, and there
are even hostels specializing in organizing activities
for Stag and Hen parties. Generally, Stag and Hen
parties will be as inexpensive as staying at a hostel
for the night, sometimes with extra activities thrown
in that the traveler will pay for themselves, such as
going to a nightclub or restaurant as a group. These
Edinburgh youth hostel parties are most popular with the
younger traveling crowd.
Whether you choose to party hard at your hostel in Edinburgh, or gravitate toward the quieter Edinburgh hostels, you shouldn’t expect to pay more than 60 pounds at the most, and prices can be as low as 12 pounds per night. Edinburgh also has a nice mix of hostels with separate dorms for men and women for travelers hoping to find a bit more privacy.