City centre hostel open for the summer period
Located in the heart of the Scottish capital, the Euro Hostel Edinburgh can be found within a set of university halls. Whilst students return home for the summer period (June to September), these rooms are offered to backpackers, tourists, families, and anybody else looking to stay in the city.
Guests can choose between a shared apartment with communal bathroom, kitchen, and living area or a private apartment. As such its an ideal destination for families and those travelling as a group. Whats more, these are some of the cheapest rates to be found in the whole of Edinburgh.
These modern and clean apartments include single and twin bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen (including pots, pans, cutlery, and crockery), as well as bed linen and towels. A telephone is included also. Kitchens include all modern conveniences, including microwave, cooker, and refrigerator. A supermarket is within close distance for those looking to self-cater. A coin-operated laundrette is also found within the building.
The hotel has a 24 hour reception and an onsite shop, which stocks the essentials for those travelling for extended periods of time. Tickets for tours, attractions, and general sightseeing activities can be found here.
Those staying at the Euro Hostel Edinburgh will find its Cowgate address extremely convenient, especially as its just a moment away from the citys historic Royal Mile. This means that many of Edinburghs fascinating attractions practically lay on the doorstep.
Those with a shortened schedule might be best to utilise the open top bus tours operating from the city centre in a bid to see as many sites as possible. Those with more time will find that nothing more than a gentle stroll is necessary to traverse the city and its attractions.
Edinburgh Castle, the most popular city destination, looms over the city, offering itself as a fantastic backdrop for those all important holiday snaps. The castle itself, which has truly stood the test of time, can be visited via tours or on an individual basis. During the Royal Military Tattoo and events like Hogmanay (the citys New Year celebration) the castle is even more spectacular.
Along the Royal Mile that lies before the castle, visitors can enjoy a wide range of historic buildings, shops, cafs, and restaurants. Holyrood Palace, the official Scottish residence of the Royal Family, and its extensive grounds can be visited, whilst those looking to enjoy a trip to the theatre will have no problem finding a show.
Walking tours of the city are an enjoyable way to learn about its rich heritage and see some off the beaten path sites. Ghost walks prove particularly popular as Edinburgh is believed to be one of the most haunted cities in the world.
Its not all city life here though. Those staying at the Euro Hostel Edinburgh may also enjoy a spot of fresh air and nature. Arthurs Seat, the name giving to a hilltop peak, is a popular destination for tourists, thanks in part to its beautiful panoramic views of the city. Its also found within the city, in the Holyrood Gardens, which means no long trek is necessary to enjoy it.