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Hotel Description

Hostel near Royal Mile in Edinburgh

City center stay

A stay at this Old Town Edinburgh hostel places you steps from Royal Mile and within a 10-minute walk of University of Edinburgh. Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle are also within half a mile (1 km).

Restaurant, bar/lounge

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a garden, and a snack bar/deli are also on offer.

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people

Bed Count 8 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$20* Per night/room Sep 1 - Sep 2

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People

Bed Count 10 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple (Bunk Bed & Single)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

a&o Edinburgh City ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.0 out of 5 1.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 1.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for a&o Edinburgh City

Family (1)
1 out of 5
The staff was friendly enough but the walls were paper thin and the noise was constant and didn’t stop until 3 am. We reported this to the front desk and they said it was probably the bars behind their hostel. People were coming and going all through the night and were really noisy. Good price but I wouldn’t stay here again.

Posted by , from Colorado USA on Mar 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 30, 2019 by Front Office Manager

Hello! Thank you for your feedback! We are very sorry to hear about the issues with noise, we are a very large hostel and if we are fully booked we have 232 guests inhouse so controlling the noise can sometimes be difficult. We have night team who do floor walks to try to maintain this as best they can but it can also be dependent on the guests themselves. We are always happy to move guests to a different room, preferably on a higher or quieter floor as long as its available so I'm sorry this was not dealt with during your stay. We hope you were still able to enjoy your trip and had a safe journey forwards.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine are also featured at a&o Edinburgh City. This Edinburgh hostel is smoke free.

  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)

Room Amenities

A&o Edinburgh City offers 132 accommodations. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Bar 50 - This pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 11 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards
  • Online penalty collection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 7.60 for adults and GBP 3.80 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 11 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 11 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 11 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • Smart Hostels Hostel Edinburgh City
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Scotland
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • a o Edinburgh City
  • a&o Edinburgh City Edinburgh
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • a&o Edinburgh City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • a&o Edinburgh City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.