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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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Edinburgh Business School

Edinburgh Business School

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Edinburgh Business School provides world-renowned postgraduate business education from its superbly equipped teaching base at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. They offer onsite accommodation in a 30 bedroom hotel and are conveniently located with excellent transport networks, offering easy access to all the cultural and leisure opportunities of Scotland's capital city. All rooms have King-sized beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and ample desk space for private study. A private balcony or patio provides the ideal space for quiet reflection after a demanding day of exploring Edinburgh.

Rooms are currently priced at £70 single / £80 double. To book, email or call 0131 451 3090.

Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro

Salisbury Green

18 Holyrood Park Rd, Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Located in peaceful landscaped ground adjoining Holyrood Park and within easy walking distance of Edinburgh’s Old Town and the City’s major attractions, Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro is a 3* hotel which offers 108 superbly appointment rooms, 36 in its 18th Century Mansion House, and 72 recently refurbished rooms in its Masson House right next door.

This hotel merges traditional style with contemporary accommodation, conveniently located close to the action. The mansion rooms are carefully designed to reflect the atmosphere, history and architecture of the building, while the more contemporary side of the hotel offers deluxe bedrooms all with a sophisticated design.

Masson House is where the reception, lounge and restaurant are located. Relax in the Lounge with a drinks and food menu available from 14.30 daily, before going out to explore the City, or enjoying dinner in the Bistro. The Hotel also offers room service in both the Mansion House and Masson rooms.

Haymarket Hub Hotel

7 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR

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.

EasyHotel Edinburgh


125A Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4AD

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

132 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6UA

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

9 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AL

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.

Pollock Halls 

Pollock Halls

18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Pollock Halls offers affordable campus accommodation in Edinburgh City whether you’re an independent travellers or looking to accommodate large numbers of conference delegates or groups. Located at the foot of the royal Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat and a short walk to all the main tourist attractions, the Pollock Halls campus offers bed and breakfast accommodation during the University of Edinburgh’s summer vacation from the end of May to the beginning of September.

Each room on the campus features a telephone, free Wi-Fi, in-room tea/coffee and shared laundry and pantry facilities. Some rooms also offer a TV and a safety deposit box. All rooms are serviced daily and all linen and towels are provided.

In the mornings, an extensive breakfast is offered in the self-service restaurant at John McIntyre Conference Centre. We can also offer additional meal options such as lunch and dinner. This is just 5 minutes’ walk from the rooms. Further local amenities include an ATM, a general shop, and a dedicated 24-hour reception centre. The limited free parking is available on a first come, first served basis only.

Safestay Edinburgh

Smart City Hostel

50 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NE

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.