Welcome to Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, a 5-star hostel located within walking distance of most of the City's tourist attractions. Ideal for single travellers, families and groups (including stag and hen parties), we have safe and comfortable rooms, accessible only with a keycard, with lockers, linen and en-suite bathrooms. Facilities include a self-catering kitchen and dining area, laundry services, a restaurant and a café/bar with plasma television and wireless internet access. We also offer airport transfers.
We operate a 24-hour reception and do not have a curfew.
Disabled access rooms are available.
Breakfast is served between 07:30 and 10:00.
- All rooms are non-smoking
- In the event of a no-show, your credit card will be charged the full amount of your booking.
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- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Room
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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By Train - the hostel is a short 15 minute walk from Waverley Station.
Exit Waverley Station onto Princes Street. Cross & turn right along Princess Street. Turn left at the St James' shopping centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approx. 400 metres, to find the hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
By Bus - from St Andrews Bus Station, the hostel is just a 10 minute walk.
Exit the bus station onto York Place. Walk along York Place to Picardy Place roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and walk along Leith Walk for approx 400 metres to find the hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
By Air - from Edinburgh Airport
Take the Airlink service 100 which runs 24 hours per day and takes approx 25 minutes from the airport to Waverley Bridge. Fare from £3.50 single or £5 return.
From Waverley Bridge continue onto Princes Street. Turn Right along Princes Street and then left at the St James' shopping centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approx. 400 metres, to find the hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.
From the North & West - follow signs for the city centre & travel along Queen Street, onto York Place. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Leith Walk. Edinburgh Central situated 400 metres from the roundabout on the left hand side, corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk & Annadale Street.
From the South & East - follow the A1 towards the city centre approaching the city via Leith Walk. The hostel is situated at the corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk & Annadale Street.
Please note - there is no parking at the hostel. There are limited on-street parking facilities close to the hostel. The nearest car park is situated at Greenside NCP, just a few minutes walk from the hostel on Leith Street
Waverley Train Station, Edinburgh's Playhouse Theatre, EICC, Meadowbank Stadium, Princes Street, Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, and of course, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia