cowgate tourist hostel edinburgh

Fantastically Located in Edinburgh’s City Centre

The Cowgate Tourist Hostel is the go-to place for your budget accommodation in Edinburgh. Located on the historic Cowgate Street in Old Town, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh’s party and cultural district, and within walking distance to many of the city’s diverse attractions.

Explore the city’s vibrant nightlife – including a vast array of pubs, beer gardens and nightclubs, or relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering through Edinburgh’s many museums, art galleries and public parks.

Whether you want to explore Edinburgh Castle, check out the many spook-tacular Edinburgh Ghost Tours, roar for your rugby team at Murrayfield Stadium, or hit the clubs with the stag or hen, you can do it all on a budget if you choose to stay with us at the Cowgate Hostel!

Fully-equipped kitchens

Luggage storage

Free WiFi and internet

Towels For Hire

Suitable for groups

Hair dryers for hire

No curfew

24 hour security


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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh

94-116 Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1JN

T: +44 (0) 808 168 9610 (head office)
    +44 (0) 131 226 5716 (reception)

Highlander Backpackers Inverness

24 Rose Street, Inverness
Highland, IV1 1NQ

T: +44 (0) 808 168 9610 (head office)
    +44 (0) 146 324 1962 (reception)

St Andrews Tourist

Inchape House, St. Mary’s Place 
St Andrews, KY16 9UY

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    +44 (0) 133 447 9911 (reception)

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