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Terrace/patio
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Free WiFi
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Overview of a&o Edinburgh City

a&o Edinburgh City

2 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NE

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle11 min walk
  • Popular LocationGeorge Street12 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)18 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

A&o Edinburgh City is located in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh, and is in the city centre and near a train station. Royal Mile and Grassmarket are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Edinburgh Port and Dalmahoy Golf Course. Museum of Childhood and Surgeon's Hall are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 5 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bar 50 — 1 min walk
  • Cabaret Voltaire - 2 min walk
  • Dubh Prais - 2 min walk
  • The Mitre - 2 min walk
  • David Bann's Vegetarian Restaurant - 2 min walk

About this property

a&o Edinburgh City

Edinburgh hostel in Old Town Edinburgh with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and express check-out are on-site. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
A&o Edinburgh City offers 132 forms of accommodation. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 6.8 for adults and GBP 3.4 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: GBP 10
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 6.8 for adults and GBP 3.4 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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, Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
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Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Scotland
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Overall score and ratings

3.8

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 211 out of 760 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 321 out of 760 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 153 out of 760 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 48 out of 760 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 27 out of 760 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

3.8/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
It's a great place for young travelers. It was very hip, modern, and had a community vibe with restaurant/bar attached. Great location too in the center of Old Town.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good for the price
For the price it’s really good, a private en suite room for less than £25 is great. Having a fan in the room was nice as it was a warm night. Was quiet and genuinely felt safe. I’d recommend it to anyone that’s on a budget and needs somewhere safe to sleep. I stayed in the twin bunk bed room.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best value accommodation in Edinburgh by far...
It was great i stayed there 13 years ago when Iit was under different management the place is better than before the staff were friendly the bar staff were very helpful and friendly the atmosphere was out of this world. ..i highly recommend this place to anyone. ..😊😊😊
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness
I wil stay here once again,peaceful ,quiet,cozy
Stayed 9 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020