Fingal Exterior
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Accommodation in Leith

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


Balcony room

One 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 sumptuous surroundings, all with a 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.

One of the latest addition to Leith’s shore is Ocean Mist. This former sea-faring vessel opened as a luxury hotel in 2022. Its 17 bedrooms evoke the elegant 1920’s with today’s modern comforts, while the Castle View Bar offers comfy sofas and an exciting cocktail list.

The shore is also where you’ll find Malmaison. Dating from the 1880’s, this building provided comfortable accommodation for sailors while their ship was in port. Today, guests can enjoy stylish rooms and 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.

Centrally located just off Leith Walk, Smiths Place Hotel is an ideal base for exploring both Leith and the wider city, while if you’re visiting the city for a theatre break, The Glasshouse Hotel is just minutes from Edinburgh Playhouse.

Offering comfort and value for money, both Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express are good choices for discovering all that Leith and its surroundings has to offer.

Guest Houses

Leith 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


Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

At the other end of the sliding scale, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel provides comfortable accommodation for travellers on a budget. 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.

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