Accommodation in Leith

Malmaison Leith

From floating hotels to purse-friendly hostels – find them all here.


Fingal ExteriorOne of TripAdvisor’s best small hotels in the world, Fingal started life as a lighthouse tender, transporting keepers, equipment and supplies to some of the most treacherous locations in Scotland. Today it has transformed into an exquisite 23-cabin boutique hotel, providing guests with glamorous and sumptuous surroundings, all with an exquisite nautical touch. Whether stargazing on the deck, enjoying afternoon tea or a carefully crafted cocktail in The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar, this 5-star hotel has it all.

The latest addition to Leith’s shore is Ocean Mist. This sea-faring vessel has had a long nautical career, opening as a luxury hotel in 2022. Its 17 bedrooms evoke the style of the elegant 1920’s, but with all today’s modern comforts, while the Castle View Bar offers comfy sofas and an exciting cocktail list.

Malmaison Leith

The shore is also where you’ll find Malmaison. Dating from the 1880’s, this building was initially a Sailors Home, providing comfortable accommodation for sailors while their ship was in port. Today, guests can enjoy stylish rooms & suites, an elegant cocktail bar and an array of classic and French dishes in the brasserie.

Staying with the nautical theme, the address of Courtyard by Marriot was once the home of Robert Stevenson, the renowned Scottish lighthouse engineer and the grandfather of Edinburgh author, Robert Louis Stevenson. However, if you prefer a more gothic architectural feel to your accommodation, check out the luxurious Glasshouse Hotel. Guests staying at either of these hotels enjoy easy access to both Leith and the centre of the city.

If you're expecting to spend more time out exploring than in your hotel room, the Premier Inn and Holiday Inn are both conveniently placed for discovering all that Leith has to offer.

Guest Houses

Leith Links Town Houses Tom ElmLeith Links is a lovely, leafy park, surrounded by Victorian and Georgian townhouses and is home to a number of family-run guest houses. If you're looking for something casual and quaint, you might find it at Culane HouseMerith House or Sandaig Guest House

For a full range of hotels, B&B, guest houses and self-catering apartments in Leith see VisitScotland’s website >


At the other end of the sliding scale, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel provides cheap and cheerful accommodation for travellers on a budget. Reputably run by Hostelling Scotland, you can book a shared dorm or private room. The hostel is found just at the top of Leith Walk, so very handy for the city centre, and comes with all the facilities you'd expect, including Wi-Fi, bag storage and tasty breakfasts.

From food & drink for all tastes and budgets to unique attractions to explore, discover more about this bright & lively neighbourhood in our Guide to Leith >