Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel (SYHA)


9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, EH7 4AL

    Five star budget accommodation in the city centre, ideal for experiencing Scotland's capital - history, culture, food and drink, sport, shopping, comedy...all on your doorstep.

    Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Scotland's capital, offering 5 star budget accommodation with 271 beds. This busy youth hostel offers a range of multi-share and private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, taking hostelling to a new level with TV and coffee making facilities. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is also an ideal location for those looking for group accommodation in Edinburgh.

    The youth hostel has a spacious common area, as well as a self-catering kitchen and dining room. Our licensed cafe, Haddington Place, offers tea, coffee and cake as well as snacks and meals throughout the day. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is ideal for individuals, groups or families looking for quality, budget accommodation.

    Just 10 minutes on foot from Waverley Railway Station and the bus station, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament. Our accommodation is a short walk from Edinburgh Playhouse and the Omni Centre. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a great place to stay when looking for accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.

    5 Hostel
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Twin Room En Suite
    £64.00 per room per night (room only)

    Prices from £24 (adults) and £22 (children)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • City Breaks


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Drying Facilities
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    From the north and west - follow signs for the city centre, along Queen Street and onto York Place. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Leith Walk. Edinburgh Central is situated 400 metres from the roundabout on the left hand side, at the corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annandale Street.

    From the south and east - follow the A1 towards the city centre approaching the city via Leith Walk. The youth hostel is situated at the corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk and Annandale Street.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the centre of Edinburgh, follow Princes Street and turn down Leith Walk. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is less than a 10 minute walk down Leith Walk on the left hand side.

    Getting there by rail: Exit Waverley Station onto Princes Street, then cross and turn right along Princes Street. Turn left at the St James Shopping Centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approximately 400m. The hostel is on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.

    Getting there by air: From Edinburgh Airport, take the Airlink service 100 which runs during flight hours and takes approx 25 minutes from the airport to Waverley Bridge. Fares from £3.50 single or £5 return http://www.flybybus.com. Then follow directions from the train station. Alternatively, a taxi from the airport will cost approximately £18. Journey time approx 25 minutes.

    Getting there by bus and tram: from St Andrews Bus Station, or York Place for the tram, the hostel is just a 5 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 approximately 400m to find the hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.

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