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.  Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Youth Hostel

    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
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    5 Aug 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
    June & July
    10 Jun 2016 - 4 Aug 2016
    March to June
    1 Mar 2016 - 9 Jun 2016
    November to February
    1 Nov 2015 - 29 Feb 2016
    28 Aug 2016 - 27 Sep 2016

    Edinburgh Central is open all year round and pricing ranges from £14.00 per person per night to £56.00 per person per night in High Season and during special events within the city of Edinburgh

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    2 Person Premium Twin Room Ensuite
    £35.00 per person per night (room only)
    2 Person Private Twin Room Ensuite
    £30.00 per person per night (room only)
    4 Person Private Room Ensuite
    £42.00 per person per night (room only)
    Bed in Shared Dormitory
    £20.00 per person per night (room only)

    Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel offers dormitory accommodation and private ensuite room. Prices range from £14.00 per person per night to £56.00 per person per night in High Season and during special events within the city of Edinburgh. We also offer advance purchase rates which do offer a slight discount but full prepayment is required. For booking of 10 or more person please call us direct for group rates.

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Castle
    • Cheap Holidays
    • City Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area


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

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi Free WI-FI for all our guests

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Self Service
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Snack Bar
    • 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
    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • 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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    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
      • to the bar

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

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

    Accommodation Special Offer

    For best available rates and access to saver rates for private rooms then please book direct with www.syha.org.uk    If booking for 10 or more people then call us to discuss our group rates.

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