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!
We also offer long and short-term baggage storage.
Private rooms available
Hair dryers for hire
Suitable for groups
Towels For Hire
Free WiFi and internet
24 hour security
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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH1 1JN
T: +44 (0) 131 226 5716 (reception)
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24 Rose Street, Inverness
Highland, IV1 1NQ
T: +44 (0) 146 324 1962 (reception)
St Andrews Tourist
Inchape House, St. Mary’s Place
St Andrews, KY16 9UY
T: +44 (0) 133 447 9911 (reception)
Head office: +44 (0) 808 168 9610
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT