Centrally located Youth Hostel close to the citys Royal Mile
Located within the heart of the city, the Edinburgh Central Hostel allows travellers a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable stay as well as access to many of the famous landmarks found throughout the streets.
Situated on Princes Street, this hostel is a member of the Scottish Youth Hostel Association and aims to give the best stay possible. As well as offering 298 beds, the hostel also has a wide range of amenities that no self-respecting traveller would want to be without.
Bedrooms vary from shared to private whilst laundry services are available as well as bathrooms. The hostel includes internet access via a PC or wireless connectivity. A caf/restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a number of soft drinks and snacks. An alcohol licence is in effect allowing guests to consume alcohol within the building. Storage space is available for those travelling with oversized baggage or bicycles. A lounge area proves ideal for those looking to rest before heading out into the busy city streets. Groceries can be collected from nearby shops and stores.
The hostel provides guests with convenient transport in and out of the city. Edinburghs main railway station is just a short walk away whilst the airport is only seven miles out of the city. A bus station is near to the building whilst a ferry service that connects to the European mainland is 15 miles away. Of course all of Scotland major roads can be reached with minimal fuss.
As well as providing all the comforts necessary, the Edinburgh Central Hostel also puts guests on the doorstep of the citys famous attractions. Whether visiting the city for its heritage or for entertainment, visitors will be able to enjoy close proximity to so many attractions.
Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile are just streets away. Both prove aesthetically pleasing and offer a number of enjoyable activities, not least the chance to dine well. During the festival season, streets are full with hordes of people looking to enjoy themselves. A multitude of performances, shows, and events can be enjoyed, many at very reasonable, backpacker friendly rates.
The Palace of Hollyroodhouse is the monarchys official Scottish residence and is available for the public to peruse throughout the year.
A number of museums are situated around the city, including the National Museum of Scotland, Royal Scots Regimental Museum, and the City of Edinburgh Council Museum and Galleries. Those looking for something slightly different should visit the Edinburgh Dungeon or embark on an Auld Reekie Tour, both of which look at the darker side of Scottish history. A number of specialised tours take place across the city that take in the so-called haunted sights. Believed to be one of the most haunted cities in the world, these tours can be enjoyable.
Of course theres far more to do in the city so guests at the Edinburgh Central Hostel might want to make use of the open-top bus tours that can be found across the city. Such an expedition is a fine way to take in the culture and history of this fine city.