Experience Edinburgh with new friends

Travelling can often put a bit of strain on your budget. Fortunately, Edinburgh is full of hostels that provide comfortable accommodation for an affordable price. A lot of the hostels are located near the city centre, with convenient access to the sights and nightlife. Staying at a hostel is also one of the best ways to meet new people while travelling, because of the social atmosphere.

Choose a shared or private room at central hostels such as Caledonian Backpackers and Light House Hostel, which both have breakfast included. There’s also a female-only hostel called AllGirlz that is central, safe and cosy.  

Almost as high as the Castle

Edinburgh Castle sits atop Castle Rock, overlooking the entire city and giving Edinburgh a unique historical charm. Some people just visit the Castle, but you have the option of sleeping only metres away from it at one of Edinburgh’s high-quality hotels. Although they can’t beat sleeping in a castle, the hotels provide their own luxurious experiences for guests.

The Apex International Hotel grants exquisite views of Edinburgh Castle when you eat a delicious meal in the rooftop restaurant. Find yourself amongst a plethora of wonderful facilities at The Grassmarket Hotel such as rain showers, iPod docks and magnetic maps in the rooms.

Just a quick stopover

The close proximity of Edinburgh’s popular attractions to its central train station makes it perfect for a quick visit during a tour around the United Kingdom. The train is one of the best ways to get into the city centre and there are numerous hotels positioned within easy walking distance from the main station.

Stay at the 5-star Balmoral Hotel, barely minutes from the station, where you can enjoy the type of service reserved for royalty. Also nearby is the Apex Waterloo Place, which welcomes you with stylish and spacious rooms, and a day spa that leaves you feeling completely at peace. 

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