Hotels in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Old Town - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Old Town:£151/night
Cheapest price found:£14/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£99 - £278
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£111 - £233
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Top Rated Old Town, Edinburgh hotels

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
8.8 Excellent
11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

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.

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Leonardo Edinburgh City
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.5 Excellent
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

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
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
8.9 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

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.

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The Inn On The Mile
The Inn On The Mile
8.5 Excellent
82 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

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.

5
Cheval Old Town Chambers
Cheval Old Town Chambers
9.4 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

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 a refrigerator and wireless internet access.

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Linton Collection - 28 North Bridge
Linton Collection - 28 North Bridge
9.3 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

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.

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Bobby's Bunkhouse - Hostel
Bobby's Bunkhouse - Hostel
9.7 Excellent
9 Merchant Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Only two minutes from St Giles Cathedral, Bobby's bunkhouse is centrally situated in Edinburgh. It is close to Royal Mile, dining options and shops.

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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
9.1 Excellent
18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

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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High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
8.5 Excellent
8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

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.

£12
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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
7.5 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

£14
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Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel
Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel
8.8 Excellent
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is located just a short walk from Princes Street and St Giles Cathedral. It is close to the National Museum of Scotland, shops and nightlife options.

£14
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Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+)
Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+)
8.0 Excellent
2 West Port, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short walk from St Giles Cathedral and Princes Street. It is close to Edinburgh Castle, restaurants and shops.

£14
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Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
8.9 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

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

£15
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Royal Mile Backpackers
Royal Mile Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

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

£15
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a&o Edinburgh City
a&o Edinburgh City
7.7 Good
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short stroll from St Giles Cathedral and Royal Mile. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£18
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Code Pod Hostels The Court
Code Pod Hostels The Court
9.0 Excellent
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

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. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from Royal Mile.

£20
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Hotel prices in Old Town, Edinburgh

2 stars and under
a&o Edinburgh City
No. 1 most popular

a&o Edinburgh City

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7.7. Good
£18

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Code Pod Hostels The Court
No. 2 most popular

Code Pod Hostels The Court

1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

9.0. Excellent
£20

Avg. per night

High Street Hostel
Best value

High Street Hostel

8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.5. Excellent
£13

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3 stars
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
No. 1 most popular

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7.7. Good
£147

Avg. per night

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
No. 2 most popular

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

9.1. Excellent
£107

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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
Best value

St Christopher's Edinburgh Original

9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7.5. Good
£14

Avg. per night

4 stars +
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
No. 1 most popular

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.7. Excellent
£317

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The Balmoral
No. 2 most popular

The Balmoral

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

9.4. Excellent
£401

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Best value

Royal Mile Balconies by the Castle

493 Lawnmarket,The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.2. Excellent
£127

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Where to stay in Old Town, Edinburgh

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

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.

  • What are the best hotels in Old Town?

    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, rated with a score of 8.7 from 1,302 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Old Town. Other top stays include Novotel Edinburgh Centre, with an average rating of 7.9 from 4,960 reviewers, and a&o Edinburgh City, with a score of 7.7 from 4,030 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Edinburgh Waverley Station?

    Haymarket Hub Hotel is a hotel near Edinburgh Waverley Station that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.4 across 30 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Old Town near Edinburgh City Centre?

    Haymarket Hub Hotel is rated 7.4 from 30 reviews and is close to Edinburgh City Centre.

  • Is there a good hotel near Edinburgh Castle?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near Edinburgh Castle, consider Haymarket Hub Hotel (rated 7.4 over 30 reviews).