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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh

Hostel in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic old town

Cowgate Hostel Phone

+44 (0) 808 168 9610 - Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM
If not available call the reception on
+44 (0) 131 226 5716

Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh

Many facilities for an affordable price

On your arrival into the Hostel

  • Reception open daily 08-23
  • Luggage Storage Area
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cowgate Hostel: 100% Secure

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Rooms individually locked
  • No Curfew – No lockout
  • 24hrs access to your room

Enjoy your stay in Edinburgh

Find out more about facilites, opening hours and check-in/out

At the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh

We are ready to offer you the best budget accommodation in Edinburgh

We recognise that the 21st century backpacker wants that little bit extra from their cheap accommodation and we are always endeavouring to fulfil your high expectations and strive hard to offer the best budget accommodation in Edinburgh.
The Cowgate Tourist Hostel in Edinburgh is one of city’s few 3 star hostels.

Our hostel in Edinburgh is delighted to offer to all its customers the perfect blend of security, comfort and affordability. Not to mention all the great services that you would expect from a top hostel such as, free guest internet access, wireless broadband, free tea and coffee and a free luggage storage area!

We offer a huge range of rooms from twin bed rooms to 4 bedroom dorms, 6 bedroom dorms and 8 bed dorms. We even have several private double rooms for you love birds out there!

Cowgate Hostel Edinburgh location

Fantastic City Centre location for your hostel accommodation Edinburgh

Our building is nestled on the historic Cowgate Street, right in the heart of Edinburgh’s party and cultural district. Between Holyrood house (the seat of the Scottish parliament) and Edinburgh Castle, The Cowgate Tourist Hostel offers you easily access to many of the city’s diverse attractions  – allowing you the freedom to either explore the city’s vibrant nightlife – including a vast array of pubs and beer gardens, or relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering through Edinburgh’s many museums, art galleries and public parks. Our Cowgate Tourist Hostel is the go to place for your budget accommodation in Edinburgh.
Whether you want to check out the many spook-tacular Edinburgh Ghost Tours, roar for your rugby team at Murrayfield Stadium, hit the clubs with the stag or hen or just want to experience our fair, ancient city, you can do it all on a budget if you choose to stay with us at the Cowgate Hostel!

Group Bookings facilities

Cowgate Hostel Edinburgh: private apartments and cater for big and small groups!

Planning on hitting the *whisper* "Pubic Triangle" on your stag doo or sampling one of the many excellent cocktail bars with the hens? Then Cowgate Hostel is perfect for you! We have several apartments that you can book exclusively for the use of your stags and hens! Choose from 14, 16, 20 and 22 bed apartments and you will have exclusive, private access to a fully equipped kitchen and lounge area, as well as private showers and "lavvies" (that's Scottish for "toilets"!)

Then come and see us about our amazing long-term rates in one of our private long-term only apartments. Our friendly staff will also happily help you find a job, socialise and get settled in this amazing city, helping you to experience the most memorable working holiday of your life, without the huge price tag. So for high quality budget accommodation in Edinburgh, book now!