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Edinburgh Central Informations

Welcome to Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, SYHA, Hostelling Scotland's 5-star Hostel.

Centrally located, within walking distance of most of the City's tourist attractions, this stylish Hostel is well equipped to suit the needs of single travellers, families and groups.

Our rooms are safe, acc

From Nights People
By Train - the hostel is a short 15 minute walk from Waverley Station.
Exit Waverley Station onto Princes Street. Cross & turn right along Princess Street. Turn left at the St James shopping centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approx. 400 metres, to find the hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.

By Bus from St Andrews Bus Station, the hostel is just a 10 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 approx 400 metres to find the hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.


By Air from Edinburgh Airport
Take the Airlink service 100 which runs 24 hours per day and takes approx 25 minutes from the airport to Waverley Bridge. Fare from 3.50 single or 5 return.

From Waverley Bridge continue onto Princes Street. Turn Right along Princes Street and then left at the St James shopping centre and walk along Leith Street to Picardy Place roundabout. Continue along Leith Walk for approx. 400 metres, to find the hostel on the corner at Haddington Place on Leith Walk.

By Car

From the North & West follow signs for the city centre & travel along Queen Street, onto York Place. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Leith Walk. Edinburgh Central situated 400 metres from the roundabout on the left hand side, corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk & Annadale Street.

From the South & East follow the A1 towards the city centre approaching the city via Leith Walk. The hostel is situated at the corner of Haddington Place on Leith Walk & Annadale Street.

Please note there is no parking at the hostel. There are limited on-street parking facilities close to the hostel. The nearest car park is situated at Greenside NCP, just a few minutes walk from the hostel on Leith Street


Informations about Edinburgh Central

Welcome to Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, SYHA, Hostelling Scotland's 5-star Hostel.

Centrally located, within walking distance of most of the City's tourist attractions, this stylish Hostel is well equipped to suit the needs of single travellers, families and groups.

Our rooms are safe, accessible only with a keycard, contemporary, and some are accessible to the disabled. Lockers are available in each room. Fresh, clean bed linen is included and our rooms are serviced daily. Plus, all our rooms are en-suite, but we also provide single sex toilet/shower facilities on each floor.

At Edinburgh Central you will find a licensed Bistro serving snacks, sweets and hot meals. We offer affordable contemporary and classic dishes. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 am to 10 am and you have a choice of a light start into the day with Continental Breakfast or a hearty Full Scottish Breakfast.

Our Bistro area has plasma TV's, internet access, WI-FI covareage, so where better to spend an hour or 2 enjoying a few drinks, meeting friends and making new ones!

As with all SYHA hostels, a self-catering kitchen & dining area are provided for guests who wish to cook their own meals or those travelling on a limited budget. All the latest appliances including cookers and fridges as well as cookware, crockery and cutlery are available. Everything you will need to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

Other facilities in the Hostel include a laundry and drying machines. You can store your luggage in our safe coin lockers in the lobby from 20p per hour. And don't worry if you forget to pack your towel! You can rent one from our Reception, for only 1! Hair dryers and games are available at reception as well.

With first class customer service and a friendly atmosphere - Edinburgh Central is an experience not to be missed. We are open 24 hrs, so no curfew.

* If you are looking to explore Scotland you can book sightseeing tours to suit your budget on site with our partner Timberbush. We can book Hostels for your onward journey at reception.

* Please note check in time is from 3pm, and check-out is at10am on the day of your departure.

* All rooms are Non Smoking and pets are not permitted.

* In the event of a no-show, your credit/debit card will be debited for the total cost of your stay.

* Breakfast prices: Continental: 4.25
Scottish: 5.95

We look forward to welcoming you to our Hostel!