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Looking for a room close to all the action? Here's a selection that should have you covered.
Royal Mile Backpackers
Its brilliant location along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile makes this hostel one of the best-value budget accommodation options in the Scottish capital. The shared dorm rooms are basic but come with free wi-fi, while there’s a shared kitchen if you’re looking to keep eating costs down.
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
This central hotel offers decent budget accommodation in a convenient location, ideal for a last-minute visit to Edinburgh. It’s a stone’s throw from Edinburgh’s dramatic castle and the lively Royal Mile. Rooms feature free wi-fi and flat-screen TVs, and there is a restaurant and cafe on site.
ibis Styles Edinburgh Centre St Andrew Square
ibis Styles is slightly slicker than the chain’s flagship offering, but the budget ethos that makes the hotels such good value still remains. This hotel, located in the centre of Edinburgh, minutes from the main attractions, is a fantastic three-star option that includes breakfast and free wi-fi.
Princes Street Suites
These stylish serviced apartments, located in a stunning Greek revival building, are indeed fit for a Prince. With sleek interiors and spacious family spaces, the apartments are great for larger parties and they all include flat-screen TVs, free wi-fi and DVD players.
Old Town Chambers
These high-end apartments offer luxury right in the centre of Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile. Given its central location, it’s a very convenient, up-market option in the city. Sleek rooms feature state-of-the-art Bose sound systems, Nespresso coffee machines and free wi-fi. This is flexible five-star chic in the centre of the Scottish capital!
If you’re after the cheapest hotel deals in Edinburgh, try travelling during the week. City centre hotels often offer heavily reduced off-peak rates on weekdays, giving you the chance to bag a bargain. Even better, the Royal Mile will be much quieter.
Booking a cheeky mid-week break is a canny way to dodge the crowds and get Edinburgh’s best city centre hotels at the cheapest prices.
Accommodation prices hit the roof over Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival every August – there’s just no getting around it. Cheap hotel deals in Edinburgh simply don’t exist during the festival frenzy, so bear that in mind when you’re booking your trip.
Having said that, the Fringe Festival is an incredible experience and, if you’re into performing arts, and paying above the odds for accommodation is well worth it.
Stretched between the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle, the cobbled Royal Mile is easily the most atmospheric pocket of the city. Unsurprisingly, this area is highly sought-after by international tourists, so hotels don’t come cheap round here.
You’ll find a handful of five-star Edinburgh hotels in the heart of the Old Town, all packed with vintage Scottish charm. And if your pockets run deep, it’s worth paying the premium. The Witchery by the Castle is Edinburgh’s most fantastic hotel and is a great place for a bit of celebrity spotting.
Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town is packed with tempting cafes, airy bars and boutique shops – as well as a wide choice of Edinburgh hotels, from cheap digs to luxury chains and locally-run guesthouses. And while the Old Town is a tourist mecca, staying in the New Town will make you feel in the very thick of things.
Just a short walk across Princes Street Gardens to the Royal Mile, it’s a great base for exploring the city on foot and experiencing the real Edinburgh at the same time.
Leith’s historic harbour is just a stone’s throw from central Edinburgh, but it feels like another world. Home to the Royal Yacht Britannia as well as a charming jumble of cafes, boutiques and cosy bars, it’s a nostalgic little nook. If you’re looking to dip in and out of the city buzz, it’s a brilliant spot for a weekend escape.
Leith is also a rising star on the gourmet scene, with two Michelin-starred restaurants strung along the waterfront. Like everywhere else, you’ll pay for location, so the cheapest Edinburgh hotels are set back from the harbour. The nearer you get to the water, the pricier the room.