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Accommodation on The Royal Mile

Edinburgh’s Old Town is one of the most popular areas for accommodation in the city. From budget to high-end, here you’ll find a room that is guaranteed to suit your pocket.

Wherever you rest your head in the Old Town, you’re right in the heart of it all with some of the very best of what Edinburgh has to offer within easy reach. You’ll find a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxurious serviced apartments and hotels with breath-taking views to bank balance-friendly hostels.


For an unforgettable experience, venture into The Witchery by the Castle. This eccentric gem, located just steps away from the castle itself, is a place where Gothic charm meets opulence. The hotel’s lavish suites are adorned with antique furniture, rich tapestries, and flickering candlelight, creating an atmosphere that transports you back in time.

Just behind the Royal Mile, you’ll find the Market Street Hotel. This stylish establishment takes luxury to new heights, quite literally. Perched high above the bustling streets, it offers breath-taking panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Waking up to the sight of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks will leave you awestruck, while their roof top bar is guaranteed to leave you feeling on top of the world.

The Scotsman, near the Royal Mile, is a magnificent hotel housed within the former Scotsman Newspaper building. This grand edifice exudes elegance and history. Each room has been meticulously designed to blend modern comfort with nods to its journalistic past. The central location on North Bridge places you right in the heart of the action, with easy access to the historic sights and vibrant atmosphere of the Royal Mile. 

Other familiar brands including Radisson, Ibis and Hilton can also be found near the Royal Mile.


Cheval Old Town Chambers, Living Room

You’ll find gorgeous luxury apartments at  Old Town Chambers by Cheval Collection in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, just steps from the Royal Mile. This charming residence seamlessly blends history and modern comforts. The cosy rooms offer a peaceful retreat after exploring the vibrant attractions nearby. Treat yourself to a regal stay and immerse yourself in Edinburgh’s rich heritage.

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the Adagio Apartments are your charming home away from home. With spacious accommodations, fully equipped kitchens, and a prime location near Edinburgh Castle and charming shops, guests are guaranteed a truly memorable stay.


Codepod Hostel

Popular choice for budget travellers Royal Mile Backpackers, offers affordable accommodation in the heart of the Old Town. With its prime location just steps from the Royal Mile, this hostel is a great base for exploring the city. The friendly staff and comfortable rooms make Royal Mile Backpackers a favourite among backpackers.

Code Hostel is a former courthouse and jail that has been transformed into an award-winning hostel with Pod beds. This unique hostel offers a comfortable and affordable stay in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. 

Another popular choice is Castle Rock Hostel, with its prime location just steps from Edinburgh Castle, this hostel is a great base for exploring the city.

a&o Edinburgh City Hostel offers comfortable accommodation in the center of Edinburgh’s Old Town. If that isn’t good enough, their on-site bar and lounge area is a great place to meet fellow travellers and socialise.

For a range of hotels to suit all budgets in the Old Town, head to our Hotels page

Discover accommodation in the Royal Mile

Explore one of the most popular areas to stay in the city.