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Affordable Hotels

For those on a budget, Edinburgh provides a variety of low cost hotels and hostel accommodation throughout the city.

Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End

166 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9RX

Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End is a bright new hotel in the City Centre with friendly service. In the stunning and spacious bedrooms, you’re guaranteed a comfy bed and the space to continue working at a large desk with ergonomic chair and HD TV.

With hot breakfast included in every stay, start your day on the right foot. There is a 24-hour hub with a selection of refreshments and convenience items available. Their team members can recommend excellent lunch and dinner options locally and the fully air-conditioned hotel also has a fitness suite, 24-hour business centre and free WiFi throughout.

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KM Central

KM Central Internal

The recently refurbished KM Central offers 45 double rooms as well as a modern-designed breakfast room.

Its compact and contemporary design means the purposeful rooms use efficient amount of space making for a comfortable stay. Rooms are set over four floors with stair access only. A ‘typical’ room is 13.6sqm, which includes en-suite, double bed, wardrobe, desk and free Wifi throughout – exactly what you need for accommodation in this vibrant city.

Its location remains one of the great attributes of KM Central, only a short walk from Princes Street, Waverley Rail Station and The Royal Mile, which is popular with tourists and festival-goers, as well as visiting groups and business people. As part of year-round accommodation, KM Central also offers great value-for-money for those visiting the city.

Haymarket Hub

Sometimes, all you really need from a hotel is a hot shower and a good night's rest. That's why Haymarket Hub limited service hotel offers beds at very affordable prices by getting rid of costly full service extras (pools, spas, saunas, room service or the like) that you just don't need and shouldn't have to pay for. 

Super comfy Hypnos beds, power showers, central and convenient locations, clean environment and 24 hour security with excellent customer service. Haymarket Hub Hotel is perfectly situated at Haymarket station within easy walking distance of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and many of the attractions that Edinburgh has to offer.

Masson House Hotel & Bistro

Masson House

Located on Pollock Halls campus, Masson House Hotel & Bistro is a 3* year-round B&B accommodation.

This hotel merges traditional style with contemporary accommodation, conveniently located close to the action. A mix of 18-century richness and contemporary cool, this really is a hotel of two halves. Salisbury Green rooms are carefully designed to reflect the atmosphere, history and architecture of the building, while the more contemporary side of the hotel offers 72 modern en-suite bedrooms all with a sophisticated design.

The Bistro and Lounge offers a fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere, with a delicious dinner menu in the Bistro using locally-sourced ingredients and tapas-style food in the Lounge.



The EasyHotel offers cheap hotel accommodation in the city centre and is located right in the heart of the city on the world famous Princes Street but the jewel in this hotel’s crown, well apart from the prices, has to be the stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Gardens. Whatever your accommodation needs, guest house, bed and breakfast, youth hostel or hotel in Edinburgh city centre, have centrally located accommodation available at great rate.

Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Previously known as "The Posthouse Edinburgh", The Holiday Inn Edinburgh hotel is a fully refurbished 4 Star modern hotel situated to the west of Edinburgh, three miles from the city centre and only four miles from Edinburgh Airport. Despite being ideally located between the city centre and the airport, the USP of this hotel has to be its close proximity Edinburgh’s Zoo in that it’s next door!

Top tip – if your reasons for travel are less panda and more rugby related, The Holiday Inn Edinburgh is a short walk from Murrayfield Stadium.

Ed Central Scottish Youth Hostel

Ed Central Scottish Youth Hostel

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, located in the heart of Scotland's capital, offers 5-star budget accommodation with 296 beds. This busy Youth Hostel offers a range of multi-share and private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, taking hostelling to a new level, with TV and coffee making facilities. Just 10 minutes on foot from Waverley Train Station and the Bus Station, the hostel is within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions.


Smart City Hostel

Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, SafestayEdinburgh redefines the hostel experience. The award winning stylish five-star hostel with great facilities, offering the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, with Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. There is also a 24 hour reception, no curfew, and Edinburgh's lively night scene on your doorstep.

Top tip - Smart City also offers fantastic city break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers.

This is Edinburgh: Cheap and cheerful hotels in Edinburgh to suit all budgets.