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Linton Collection - Blackfriars Lofts
9.3 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 396 reviews
9.3

Linton Collection - Blackfriars Lofts is situated in Edinburgh and offers free Wi-Fi. This property is set in the heart of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8.7 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,677 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is within walking distance of the area's well-known restaurants and was awarded the IHG Quality Excellence Award.

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
6.6 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

GoodBased on 12 reviews
6.6

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is moments from St Giles Cathedral, restaurants and nightlife options.

Code Pod Hostels - The Court
9.3 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,109 reviews
9.3

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT Royal Mile Former Court & Jail is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

Bobby's Bunkhouse - Hostel
6.3 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

GoodBased on 594 reviews
6.3

Only two minutes from St Giles Cathedral, Bobby's bunkhouse is centrally situated in Edinburgh. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a concierge and a 24-hour reception.

Market Street Hotel
9.5 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 242 reviews
9.5

Just 10 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Market Street hotel has a convenient setting, making it an ideal place to stay while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.2 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,177 reviews
9.2

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
8.9 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 3,336 reviews
8.9

Conveniently located, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. It also features free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a swimming pool.

Destiny Student - Cowgate (Campus Accommodation)
9.2 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1 review
9.2

Conveniently located, Destiny Student - Cowgate Campus Accommodation offers easy access to Edinburgh's best sightseeing areas. It is close to St Giles Cathedral and University of Edinburgh.

The Inn On The Mile
9.1 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 90 reviews
9.1

The Inn on the Mile is set in Edinburgh and is a short walk from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

Tips for booking a Old Town hotel

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Old Town:£166/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£7/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£108 - £298
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£85 - £147
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Old Town hotels

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
8.9 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Centrally located, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

2
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.8 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Edinburgh City is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping area. This stylish hotel is located in The Meadows.

3
Stay Central
8.6 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently situated, Stay Central Hotel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

4
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.2 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

5
Cheval Old Town Chambers
9.4 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently located, Old Town Chambers offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. A short stroll from Royal Mile, it provides elegant apartments equipped with wireless internet access.

6
Linton Collection - 28 North Bridge
9.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Linton Collection - North Bridge Lofts is situated in the heart of in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from St Giles Cathedral.

7
Bobby's Bunkhouse - Hostel
6.3 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Only two minutes from St Giles Cathedral, Bobby's bunkhouse is centrally situated in Edinburgh. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a concierge and a 24-hour reception.

8
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
9.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Located within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is an ideal base while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Cheapest hotels in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Code Pod Hostels - The Court
9.3 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT Royal Mile Former Court & Jail is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

£12
Avg. per night
Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

£13
Avg. per night
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.8 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Located centrally, Royal Mile Backpackers offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It provides free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and luggage storage.

£14
Avg. per night
Bobby's Bunkhouse - Hostel
6.3 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Only two minutes from St Giles Cathedral, Bobby's bunkhouse is centrally situated in Edinburgh. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a concierge and a 24-hour reception.

£14
Avg. per night
High Street Hostel
8.7 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Centrally located, High Street Hostel offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It also provides luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

£14
Avg. per night
Edinb&b
8.3 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Centrally located, EdinB&B offers easy access to Edinburgh's main retail areas and tourist attractions. It also provides free wireless internet.

£15
Avg. per night
Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ Hostel)
8.7 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short walk from St Giles Cathedral and Princes Street. It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception, and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Castle.

£17
Avg. per night
Royal Mile Balconies by the Castle
8.5 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Centrally located, Royal Mile Sir Hume Residency allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main tourist and retail hot spots. It is located a brief walk from University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.

£22
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Old Town

2 stars or below

£12 - £46

No. 1 most popular

£43
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent
£13
Avg. per night

Best value

£12
Avg. per night
3 stars

£24 - £69

£34
Avg. per night
£34
Avg. per night
£24
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

£22 - £447

No. 1 most popular

£143
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

£65
Avg. per night

Best value

£22
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Old Town

About Old Town

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, Edinburgh’s Old Town packs historic and cultural attractions within its world-famous Royal Mile and the immediate surrounding area. The neighbourhood has held onto much of its original medieval character and is among the Scottish capital’s top attractions.

The Royal Mile cuts through the heart of the district connecting Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and its ruined abbey. Other historic highlights in the neighbourhood include the University of Edinburgh’s Old College, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Scottish Parliament Building, the National Museum of Scotland and the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland. The serpentine alleys snaking off this main artery are a delight to get lost in, as much an attraction of the area as its famous landmarks.

The Old Town is naturally central to modern Edinburgh, with the city’s main National Rail station located within spitting distance of the Royal Mile. Once in the neighbourhood, it is best explored on foot. There are bus routes available for those dreading the city’s many hills, but traffic is quite congested. A new tram system connects the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.

The layout of Edinburgh’s Old Town owes as much to the area’s geographic history as it does to its political or cultural history. The Royal Mile traces the crag and tail of a ridge downward from Edinburgh Castle’s perch atop an extinct volcano. Receding glaciers in the last ice age created this landscape as they pushed soft soil before being split by a harder volcanic rock.

Old Town travel FAQs

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