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Capital City. Festival City. City of Entertainment.

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Stay in the heart of the city with iconic views of the castle. Only 5 minutes walk to the famous Royal Mile.
8 minutes to the famous Royal Mile, 14 minutes to Princess Street and 4 minutes to the famous Greyfriars Bobby.

Two City Centre Hostels

We don’t have one hostel we have two! In the heart of Edinburgh’s old town our two hostels are a 2 minute walk apart. With 300 beds to choose from, both hostels boast a fantastic café, great facilities and state-of-the-art rooms.

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Only 5 mins from Edinburgh Castle

Directions

  1. Exit Waverly train station at Waverly.
  2. Walk south to the end of the road, cross the pedestrian crossing and continue straight on uphill to Cockburn Street.
  3. Walk along Cockburn Street, at the top of the hill cross over the royal mile and walk down Blair Street on to the Cowgate.
  4. Turn right at the Cowgate and continue on for 5 minutes to reach Budget Backpackers at 37-39 Cowgate.
  5. For Kick Ass Hostel, continue on to the Grassmarket for 3 minutes from Budget Backpackers to find Kick Ass hostel on your left hand side at 2 West Port.
  1. Get the Airport bus (No 100) or Tram to Waverly Train Station,
  2. From Waverly Bridge walk south to the end of the road, cross the pedestrian crossing and continue straight on uphill to Cockburn Street.
  3. Walk along Cockburn Street, at the top of the hill cross over the royal mile and walk down Blair Street on to the Cowgate.
  4. Turn right at the Cowgate and continue on for 5 minutes to reach Budget Backpackers at 37-39 Cowgate.
  5. For Kick Ass Hostel, continue on to the Grassmarket for 3 minutes from Budget Backpackers to find Kick Ass hostel on your left hand side at 2 West Port.
  1.  Upon arriving at the bus station take exit on to North St Andrews Street.
  2. As you come out to the street, turn left and walk until the first traffic lights, which is at Princes Street Mall.
  3. Turn left at Princes Street and walk along a few meters, then turn left on to Waverly Bridge, continue along and you will reach a roundabout, cross the pedestrian crossing and continue straight on uphill to Cockburn Street.
  4. Walk along Cockburn Street, at the top of the hill cross over the royal mile and walk down Blair Street on to the Cowgate.
  5. Turn right at the Cowgate and continue on for 5 minutes to reach Budget Backpackers at 37-39 Cowgate.
  6. For Kick Ass Hostel, continue on to the Grassmarket for 3 minutes from Budget Backpackers to find Kick Ass hostel on your left hand side at 2 West Port.

Our Kick Ass Guide to Edinburgh!

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Our award winning hostels are in the old town of Edinburgh, rich with history, independent shops, bars and restaurants.

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