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

Fully-equipped kitchens

Suitable for groups

Towels For Hire

Free WiFi and internet

24 hour security

No curfew


96-112 Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1JN

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T: +44 (0) 131 226 5716



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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh

94-116 Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1JN

T: +44 (0) 131 226 5716 (reception)

Highlander Backpackers Inverness

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

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