Smartcityhostels Edinburgh


50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, EH1 1NE

    Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Smart City Hostels, Edinburgh, redefines the hostel experience.

    Smart City Hostels is an award winning stylish five-star hostel with great facilities that make it the ideal choice for value accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. Smart City Hostel's rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all have en-suite facilities.

    The hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living so there really is something for everyone.

    Smart City hostels really is the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, with Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. Bar 50 is open from 8am till late serving a full Scottish buffet breakfast from only £4.95 as well as quality food and drinks throughout the day. We cater for large groups providing buffet lunches and dinners, and packed lunches are also available on request.

    We have a 24 hour reception, no curfew, a fully secure locker facility, and all of Edinburgh's lively night scene and famed attractions on your doorstep.

    Smart City also offers fantastic City break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers.

    Our friendly team have extensive local knowledge and can book reduced price tours and priority passes for many well known Edinburgh attractions.

    So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why Smart City Hostels is the smart choice for your journey to Scotland's vibrant and historic Capital city.

    Facilities and services

    • 620 beds

    • Rooms for 2 to 12 people

    • Special family and smart city girl rooms

    • En-suite showers in every room

    • Towels and bedlinen included

    • Lift access to all floors

    • Laundry and kitchen facilities

    • Secure room keycards

    • Individual lockers

    • Bar 50 open all day every day

    • Open 24/7 - no curfew

    • CCTV systems with 24 hour security

    • Internet hub with high speed access, skype and Wifi access throughout the hostel

    City centre location - only 5 minutes from Waverley Station & Airport Bus Stop

    5 Hostel
    Groups Welcome Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Bed in a 4 bedded shared dorm En Suite
    £32.50 per person per night (room only)
    Bed in a 4 bedded shared dorm En Suite
    £32.50 per person per night (room only)
    Bed in an 8 bedded shared dorm En suite
    £22.50 per person per night (room only)
    Double Occupancy Private Ensuite Room
    £87.50 per room per night (room only)
    Family Room/Quad Room En-Suite
    £112.50 per room per night (room only)
    Private 5 bedded En Suite room
    £160.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Triple Room ensuite
    £105.00 per room per night (room only)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday
    • Cheap Holidays
    • City Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Smoking Restricted Smoking permitted in outside courtyard and terrace only
    • 24hr CCTV
    • Internet Access Chargeable internet available in rooms


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Children Welcome Under 18's can only stay in a private room with parent or responsible person
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Young People
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Business Travellers


    • Bar Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Self Service


    • Kitchen
    • Iron Available Available in laundry room
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available
    • Electric Cooker
    • Linen Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine
    • Drying Facilities
    • Communal Changing Facilities
    • Freezer
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex Laundry room with coin operated machines
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Towel Charge
    • Hairdryer Available Deposit required
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Microwave
    • Towels Provided
    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Bunk Beds

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi Free Wifi is available in Bar 50.
    • Garden
    • TV Lounge Satellite TV is available in Bar 50
    • Satellite / Cable TV Available in Bar 50

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Cash Cash payment accepted although a debit/credit card will need to be presentedfor security.
    • Delta Card
    • Cheque Cheques must be received 7 working days prior to arrival date.
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Bike Storage Available
    • On Public Transport Route

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Via Market Street to High Street to Blackfriars Street.

    Getting there by railway:- From Waverley Station - a few minutes' walk via Market Street - High Street - to Blackfriars Street.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- UK and European routes to Edinburgh. Shuttle bus or taxi service to Edinburgh city centre.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Rosyth Ferry terminal to Edinburgh centre. Waverley Bridge - Market Street - High Street - to Blackfriars Street.

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