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a&o Edinburgh City: Hostel features and details

A lively/quirky and beautiful accommodation in the centre of the Scottish capital. In addition to the 131 fully equipped rooms in which the a&o Hostel Edinburgh City accommodates guests from all over the world, the hotel also has its own pub. The Bar50 is not only an ideal starting point for a proper bar crawl, but also a well-established institution in Edinburgh's nightlife and is distinguished by its great atmosphere and extraordinary events. This makes the hostel particularly suitable for younger guests and city travelers, backpackers and all those visitors who want to explore Edinburgh's nightlife. All our rooms have their own shower and toilet. You have the choice between...

  • cosy single and double rooms
  • spacious family rooms with double bed and bunk bed(s)
  • convivial multi-bed rooms for 4 to 6 people

The hostel location is running under the a&o brand since 2021 and is offering standard hotel quality services at favourable prices, as a&o customers have come to expect. Our reception is open around the clock. Fast and reliable Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout the entire hotel.

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24h service
A&O Lounge
Billiards
Hotel bar
Snacks
Free Wi-Fi
Bar Menu
  • Distance:
  • City center: 0.1 km
  • Fair: 1.5 km
  • Airport: 14.5 km
  • Railway station: 0.4 km
  • Public transport: 0.3 km

Lodging in Edinburgh: This is what a&o Hostels has to offer

Accommodation in a central location with a&o Edinburgh

The a&o hostel is located in the heart of Edinburgh just arount the corner of the main shopping boulevard in Edinburgh, the “Royal Mile”. From here you can easily explore the city and its famous sights on foot - including the famous Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town with its pubs and night clubs. 
The two most frequently used travel options are by train and by plane. Both are quite simple:

Travelling by train

From Edinburgh Waverley Train Station:
Leave station towards Princess Street, turn right towards North Bridge, then left onto North Bridge, cross bridge and turn left onto High Street. Turn right at the junction with Blackfriar Street. The house is on the right. (Walking time approx. 10 minutes.)

Travelling by plane

From the airport by tram: 
Any tram that can be taken from the airport towards St Andrews Square is correct.
Take the tram to St Andrews Square (14 stops) and walk as above - Princes Street eastbound / North Bridge, cross North Bridge and turn left into High Street. Turn right at the junction with Blackfriar Street. The house is on the right. (Time: approx. 28 minutes)

From the airport by bus:
From the airport, take the feeder bus line 100 "Airlink" to Waverley Station/Princess Street. Then walk as above - Princess Street eastwards/ North Bridge until you reach North Bridge, cross it and turn left into High Street. Turn right at the junction with Blackfriar Street. The house is on the right. (Time: approx. 28 minutes)

Modern backpacker hostel in Edinburgh

Our hotel is ideally located for exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding area, heading out for the night or simply enjoying one of the great events at Bar50. After a long day on your feet exploring the Old Town or a trip to the Highlands, the sunny courtyard and Bar50 invite you to relax in a cosy atmosphere with a cool drink.City travellers, party people and backpackers all welcome

Our 131 rooms with a total of 610 bed are furnished to hotel standards and provide an ideal retreat and place to relax. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi around the clock and can rely on 24/7 service at the snack bar. Additionally, they have access to a laundry facility and a luggage storage room. The reception is m´permanently staffed throuout the day and stands at the ready to help – if you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact our reception crew.  

Discover Scotland with a&o Hostel - the most important sights of Edinburgh

One of the highlights of a&o's destinations is undoubtedly our hotel in Edinburgh. 
The city itself is steeped in history and offers visitors a picturesque old town, filled with sights from the time of the Scottish Wars of Independence - a hint of Braveheart wafts around Castle Rock! The hostel itself is centrally located right next to Holyrood Park. Both the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are just a stone's throw away. The main railway station is also just a 5-minute walk away. The hotel itself is housed in one of the city's typical sandstone buildings and boasts a number of highlights. 

The building has been renovated to meet conventional and comfortable hotel standards.
It also has its own pub, which serves local beer and whiskey specialities as well as cocktails and long drinks of all kinds, and a spacious courtyard with comfortable seating - ideal meeting places for our guests to relax with cold drinks after an eventful day on their feet ... or just to warm up for the evening pub crawl.
But the a&o Edinburgh City a&o also offers comfort without compromises in all other respects. There are four room categories to choose from:  Single, double, family and multi-bed dorm-style rooms. All room categories are comfortably furnished and have their own bathroom with shower and WC. Our guests also have access to free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. To get the day off to a good start, we offer a rich breakfast buffet in the bar area. Packed lunches can also be picked up on request for when you are out and about.If you need help planning your day or want to find inspiration, our 24-hour reception is the perfect place to go: We are happy to provide help and advice.

a&o Edinburgh: Book your hostel now

Whether you're travelling alone, or with family or friends, at a&o Edinburgh you can stay centrally and inexpensively. Opt for a comfortable stay in the city centre and enjoy the Scottish flair right on your doorstep. Our hostel offers space for large and small groups, a wide range of programmes, a 24-hour reception and a bar in the courtyard where you can refresh yourself with a cool drink and meet other fellow travellers.

Are you looking for a place to stay in Edinburgh? The a&o hostel is just the right choice! Whether it's a short stay, a family holiday or a longer visit - at the a&o Hostel you'll find modern standardized rooms with comfortable furnishings at a reasonable price. In our private and shared rooms, you can expect comfortable beds, free high-speed Wi-Fi and a private shower with toilet. Plan your Edinburgh holiday with a&o Hostel today and discover our extensive range of services and rooms at the best price! Experience full comfort and our top service during your stay at a&o Hostel Edinburgh!

Check-in: from 3 pm

Check-out: at 10 am

Late Check-out: at 2 pm

Weekend-Check-out: at 11 am


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Travelling by train

 

From Edinburgh Waverley Train Station:

Leave station towards Princess Street, turn right towards North Bridge, then left onto North Bridge, cross bridge and turn left onto High Street. Turn right at the junction with Blackfriar Street. The house is on the right. (Walking time approx. 10 minutes.)

 

Travelling by plane

 

From the airport by tram: 

Any tram that can be taken from the airport towards St Andrews Square is correct.

Take the tram to St Andrews Square (14 stops) and walk as above - Princes Street eastbound / North Bridge, cross North Bridge and turn left into High Street. Turn right at the junction with Blackfriar Street. The house is on the right. (Time: approx. 28 minutes)

 

From the airport by bus:

From the airport, take the feeder bus line 100 "Airlink" to Waverley Station/Princess Street. Then walk as above - Princess Street eastwards/ North Bridge until you reach North Bridge, cross it and turn left into High Street. Turn right at the junction with Blackfriar Street. The house is on the right. (Time: approx. 28 minutes)


 
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