cowgate tourist hostel
cheap accommodation in the center of edinburgh
Cowgate Tourist Hostel is one of the most affordable hostels 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 on a stag or hen’s party, you can do it all if you choose to stay with us at the Cowgate Hostel!
We also offer long and short-term baggage storage.
Hair dryers for hire
Private rooms available
Suitable for groups
Towels for hire
Free WiFi and internet
24 hour security
From Airport (by car)
Get on to Glasgow Road (A8) and continue straight following signs to the city centre. When you reach the west end of Princes Street you’ll see a department store called House of Fraser on your left. At the traffic lights opposite House of Fraser turn right onto Lothian Road. Take your first left onto King’s Stables Road. Turn left at the junction onto the Grassmarket. Continue straight along this road to the Cowgate. Cowgate Tourist Hostel is on left of the street, opposite Three Sisters pub.
From Airport (by bus)
Get on the Airport Shuttle bus until it stops on ‘Waverley Bridge’. Then follow the directions below from Waverley train station.
From Waverley train station (on foot)
Come out of Waverley train station onto Princes Street. Turn right and walk along Princes Street toward Balmoral Hotel. Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge. Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street. Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street. Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House and continue walking down hill along Blair Street at the bottom of the Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right. Opposite Three Sisters pub.
From bus station
Walk down St. Andrews Street and turn left and walk towards Balmoral Hotel. Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge. Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street. Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street. Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House walk down the Street next to Starbucks called Blair Street at the bottom of Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right opposite Three Sisters pub.
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