£19 per night
£19 per night
SmartCityHostel Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

SmartCityHostel Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland - 50 Blackfriars Street, Old Town

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Quality ... The relation between quality and price is very good. The hostel is CLEAN and has a extensive breakfast buffet. There is a pleasant atmosphere. Though the quad room was quite small we had a great time and will comne back any time!

Description - Hostel

Smartcityhostels is the latest addition to Edinburgh’s range of quality accommodation , a 5 Star quality Hostel only one minute from the Royal Mile..

All rooms are en suite, and our Café / Bistro serves food and a wide range drinks all day every day. Our location, right in the heart of the Old Town - one minute away from the Royal Mile – combined with our unbelievable quality and value for money prices, make us the ideal accommodation for a great break – giving you more money to spend on entertainment and shopping.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 132
  • Year built: 2006
  • Public classification: 5
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: £19

4 Bed Male Dorm Ensuite 6 Bed Male Dorm En Suite Female Dorm Handicap facility Male Dorm Mixed Dorm Quad Twin
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

132 en-suite rooms
Cafe & Bistro open all day every day for breakfast lunch & Dinner
Roof Terrace
Satellite TV in cafe

24-hr front desk Bar/lounge Breakfast (extra charge) Elevator/lift Handicap access Linen included Live music Meeting facilities Multi-lingual staff No Smoking No curfew Open 24 Hours Wireless internet

Room amenities

132 rooms from multi-share rooms to double & twin private rooms

En suite Power Showers Extra Large Single bunks each with individual bed light Full Central Heating with Air Exchange Secure Bedside Locker (Padlocks Available) Premium Toiletries Towels Luxury Bed Linen Full length mirror Shaver points Electrical Points Daily Housekeeping Service Table & Chair Laundry rooms available Key card access to floors and rooms Smart city girl rooms

Backpacker facilities Cribs available Electronic key Ensuite Fax service Kitchenettes Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Showers without bath Toiletries complimentary


Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city and our location is right in the heart of the old town, one minute away from the Royal Mile and the nearby and excellent choice and availability of Edinburgh’s night life.

Points of interest
  • Royal Mile - 100 metres
  • Holyrood Palace - 500 metres
  • Edinburgh Castle 500 Metres
  • EdinburghInternational Conference Centre - 1km
  • Our Dynamic Earth - 500 Metres
  • Scotch MaltWhisky Heritage Centre - 350 metres
  • Royal Museum of Scotland- 400 Metres
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 400 Metres
  • Scottish Parliament - 500 Metres
  • Royal Yacht Brittania - 2. 5 km

Food and drink
Eating in house
Smartcity Cafe
Smartcity cafe is open all day every day for snacks, coffees, teas and a range of beers and local drinks. Its a great place to meet other travellers or just chill out.

Price details

£19 - 21 per night

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

1. All rates quoted are inclusive of VAT and are subject to availability and alteration.
2. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information. smart city hostels does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information. We make every effort to accommodate you in the dormitory size of your choice. However, because of the nature of our business, we may have to place you in a different sized dormitory. As a result the balance to be paid upon arrival can be slightly different than what is stated on your confirmation.
3. The 10% deposit paid either via the smart city Web booking engine, one of our affiliate web sites, telephone, credit card, direct deposit or cheque is non-refundable.
4. All nights of accommodation must be paid for on arrival in full.
5. Arrival and Departure: smart city hostels are open 24 hours. Check-in time is from 3 p.m. onwards on the date of arrival and check-out time is on, or before, 10.00 a.m. on the date of departure. We will try to be as flexible as possible while still ensuring the smooth running of the hostel.
6. When making a reservation over the internet and you wish to extend your stay, you have to make a second, separate reservation for the extended date(s). If there is no online availability on the extended dates, it means that all our smart city beds are booked. You can then try to extend your stay when you arrive at the hostel.
7. Photo identification is required at check in for all guests. The accepted forms are a valid passport, national ID card or Photo Drivers Licence. All guests must also complete and sign a guest registration form.
8. Guests under the age of 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians they can not share in general dormitory rooms with persons that are not part of their own group or family. Under 18s are not allowed in the smart city bar after end of food service
9. For any special requests please do not hesitate to contact us direct by email or telephone.

Cancellations and amendments
1. smart city hostels has a strict 48 hours notice cancellation policy. All cancellations must be confirmed by e-mail or telephone.
2. Should you, for any reason, wish to cancel your booking, please advise us as soon as possible, and not later than 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. Should your cancellation be within the 48-hour period, the full amount for the first nights stay shall be charged to the credit card provided by smart city hostels.
3. If you inform us prior to the 48 hour cut-off period, only the 10% of total fee deposit shall be retained by smart city hostels. This fee shall be retained to cover administration costs.
4. Should any, or all, guests not arrive on the booked date of arrival, smart city hostels will charge to your credit card the full amount of the first nights accommodation for non-arriving guests and the remainder of the booking will be cancelled.
5. A booking deposit is taken at the time of booking and this is non-refundable.

Location - Hostel

50 Blackfriars Street, Old Town
City of Edinburgh
Scotland  GB  EH1 1NE

Latitude: 55.94918, Longitude: -3.1858

How to get there

From Waverley Train Station

1. Exit Waverley station using the Market Street exit
2. Turn to your left, crossing the road and go up Fleshmarket Close past The Scotsman Hotel at the top of the stairs.
3. At the top of the stairs turn right into North Bridge and walk a few metres until you reach the High Street (also known as Royal Mile)
4. At the High Street turn left and walk for about 50 metres
5. At the Raddisson SAS Hotel turn right down Blackfriars Street
6. smart city hostel is further down the street on the right hand side. An easy walk and you have already experienced part of historic Edinburgh

From Edinburgh Airport

1. Take the Shuttle Bus to Edinburgh City Centre
2. Get off at the corner of Waverly Bridge and Market Street
3. Cross over road and walk up Cockburn Street
4. At top of Cockburn street turn left into the High Street (also known as Royal Mile) and walk for about 100 metres
5. At the Raddisson SAS Hotel turn right down Blackfriars Street
6. Smart city hostel is further down the street on the right hand side. An easy walk and you have already experienced part of historic Edinburgh

Nearest airport: Edinburgh - 12 kilometres