Containers Hostels


Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6JJ

    The Containers Hostels is a warm, friendly and comfortable hostel that welcomes in travellers from all over the globe. Our team have wealth of experience that will help our guests enjoy Edinburgh to the full.

    Located 15 minutes from the city centre in Edinburgh’s historic port which is home to the UKs number one tourist attraction the Queens personal yacht The Royal Yacht Britannia*. Containers Hostel is an award-winning innovation. The world’s first hostel designed using converted shipping containers; Containers Hostel is more than just a place to stay, it is an experience

    From the moment you arrive you will be struck by the sea air, the iconic Edinburgh dockland architecture surrounding the hostel, and the unique design of the hostel itself. Our hostel reinvents what it means to travel by providing a place to stay that is as unique and exciting as the historic city itself. Containers Hostel brings the atmosphere of a festival to the docks of Edinburgh.

    Staying in one of our fully fitted out shipping container dorms means not only will you be staying in a world’s-first, but you will also be brought closer to the city and the natural world. Our hostel capitalises on its fantastic location and unique design with its central courtyard housing an open-fronted bar, in which we host quiz nights, open-air movie nights, and play all of your favourite music. 

    It takes a certain type of person to stay in our hostel. Those who come to experience Containers Hostel aren’t afraid of trying something new, they are often seeking adventure, and they thrive on having a story to tell. Knowing this, we ensure that you will never be short of opportunities to meet fellow travellers. Enjoying BBQs in our courtyard is often the start of a special stay in Edinburgh.

    Combining a festival atmosphere with security and cleanliness, Containers Hostel provides all the modern conveniences including indoor and outdoor social areas. You are unlikely to find a hostel with a buzz of excitement like ours, and you are certain not to find one with such a unique design! We are confident that your stay in Containers Hostel will be an experience you will never forget, think about it, when was the last time you did something for the first time?

    Containers Hostel has 8 bed Mixed doorms available and can sleep up to 48 people.

    Facilities we offer include:

    *Brand new accommodation for summer 2014

    * 24 hr kitchen for guests use

    * Left luggage facilities

    * Free Wi-Fi

    * Bed Linen provided

    * Onsite Bar and Shop

    * Mixed Doorms

    * No curfew

    * Communal Lounge

    * 50m from the famous Ocean Terminal

    * An opportunity to be part of a worlds first!

    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    27 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Containers Hostels
    £5.00 per unit per night

    Prices will be between £4.99 - £24.99. Having studied all of the hostel prices in Edinburgh we guarantee to be the cheapest hostel in the capital.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday Ideal spot for Edinburgh Fringe festival
    • Cabin converted shipping containers
    • Cheap Holidays
    • City Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Bunk Beds
    • Communal Changing Facilities
    • Cubicle Changing Available
    • Electric Cooker
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities not on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Smoking Permitted
    • Toilets
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card


    • 24hr Help Link
    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Car Space


    • Bar Available
    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Shop
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Internet Access
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Permitted


    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available

    Public Transport Directions

    With Ocean Terminal and Edinburgh Leith Port a major bus hub for the whole of Edinburgh, we are one of the most accessible hostels in the capital. Buses run every 5 minutes from Ocean Terminal to the centre which takes less than 15 minutes. Buses run directly to and from Edinburgh Airport which takes 1 hour approx. For all you drivers we are close to the crossroads at the A1 and the A902 meet.

    Bus number 11, 16, 22 and 35 run directly from the centre to Ocean Terminal. Night buses N16 and N22 run all night from Edinburgh centre to Ocean Terminal. Buses N22 and 35 run direct from Edinburgh Airport to our hostel.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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