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Motel One Edinburgh-Princes
3.5 out of 5
10-15 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is £69 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)
Mid week break

"Enjoyed our stay under the circumstances great staff central location"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Motel One Edinburgh-Princes
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
3.5 out of 5
18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is £69 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
Excellent hotel

"This hotel is in a great location opposite the train station in the old town. The staff were amazing and the hotel was super clean and comfortable. Our only slight problems were the banging noises from outside at about 6am each morning and the fact we couldn’t get the extractor fan to work in the ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront
3 out of 5
Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is £51 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"It was good. Peaceful"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront
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City Padzzz
4 out of 5
Western Harbour Midway, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is £56 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (1,684 reviews)

"Excellent location for views, parking and convenient No 10 bus into town."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

City Padzzz
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
3 out of 5
77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.2/5Excellent! (1,084 reviews)

"the layout of the room was unique, Thales hotel was gorgeous."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
Cairn Hotel
3 out of 5
10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is £27 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (1,122 reviews)

"Well equipped, fridge,microwave, etc, but mattress poor on one side"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Cairn Hotel
Pollock Halls
3 out of 5
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)

"Fantastic option for safe, clean accommodation- no frills but not expecting that from student accommodation. For somewhere to sleep and explore Edinburgh is perfect!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

Pollock Halls
Cityroomz Edinburgh
3 out of 5
25-33 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"The suite was lovely, in a perfect location and the reception staff were very welcoming. The only little thing that was wrong with the room is it was quite cold, even when you put the heating up full. Would still go back though, perhaps not in the colder months though."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Cityroomz Edinburgh
Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
4 out of 5
1 Morrison Link, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellation
The price is £36 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
4/5Very Good! (1,070 reviews)
High quality - Welcoming Staff - Perfect Location

"Lovely spacious room with a beautiful view. Very clean and everything you need for a great night stay. Will definitely be back again soon. Staff very pleasant and greeted us with a warm welcome. Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
Destiny Student - Murano (Campus Accommodation)
2 out of 5
3-5 Amphion Lane (Murano Place), Edinburgh, Scotland
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4/5Very Good! (288 reviews)

"If you like banging doors all night, waking you up, on a hard mattress, then stay here... You have to ask for soap?! Who doesn’t want to wash their hands?! It should already be in the bathroom, not an optional extra. Cheap option, away from touristy areas (20 min walk or lots of buses), bathroom ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

Destiny Student - Murano (Campus Accommodation)
ibis budget Edinburgh Park
3 out of 5
Edinburgh Business Park, 6 Lochside View, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £27 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
3.9/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"Our stay was good, we only stayed overnight, but staff was very helpful and pleasant. We booked breakfast that was limited but nice. Rooms were small but enough for our short stay and lovely and clean. Would definitely stay again. Great value"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

ibis budget Edinburgh Park
Haymarket Hub Hotel
3 out of 5
7 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.9/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"Although the rooms were very small it was comfy fir my bestfriend and I. Room service was great and tend to our needs promptly."…"

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2020

Haymarket Hub Hotel
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
2 out of 5
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.8/5Good! (757 reviews)

"First time, staying in a hostel. Pleasently surprised. Good central location jusy off the royal mile. Very reasonably priced. Good sized rooms with comfy beds and ensuite shower and toilet facilities. Good bar and food down stairs. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
CityLivein Grove Street Edinburgh
2.5 out of 5
69 Groves Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.7/5Good! (526 reviews)

"Excellent location, facilities and price for the fringe festival. Max 20 minute walk to Waverley."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

CityLivein Grove Street Edinburgh
Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)
2 out of 5
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.6/5Good! (361 reviews)

"Very well located but the room is way too hot to sleep at night. The employee at the reception told me to back for a fan latter on in the day and when I did, his colleague let me know that all fans were already out. Basically, they know they have an issue with rooms temperature (many other comments ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019

Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)
Destiny Student - Shrubhill (Campus Accommodation)
2 out of 5
8 Middlefield, Shrubhill, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.6/5Good! (193 reviews)

"Convenient location to main center of town and train station (moderate walk). Helpful and courteous staff. Clean room. No A/C but Edinburgh usually doesn't need it, I suppose. Fan was available to borrow. Private room with bath was sufficient with external shared kitchen among a "flat" of a few rooms. ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2019

Destiny Student - Shrubhill (Campus Accommodation)
Playfair House Hotel
3 out of 5
20 Leopold Place, London Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.5/5Good! (390 reviews)

"Family trip to theatre excellent location 5 minutes walk great stay with two little children"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Playfair House Hotel
St Bernards House
3 out of 5
22 St Bernards Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.3/5 (226 reviews)

"Quiet location. I enjoyed my stay though"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2019

St Bernards House
Britannia Hotel Edinburgh
3 out of 5
69 Belford Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.1/5 (989 reviews)
Excellent, Good Value for money

"Overall really good experience!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

Britannia Hotel Edinburgh
Sakura Edinburgh Guest House
2.5 out of 5
18 West Preston Street, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland
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2.8/5 (318 reviews)
Excellent value for money!

"Very pleasnt 6 days. Complimentary mineral water every day. The beds were extremely comfortable and the room very warm. Room had en suite bathroom and running water was always very hot. The guesthouse is very central and close to many amenities."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Sakura Edinburgh Guest House
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Frequently asked questions

What is Edinburgh like for travellers on a budget?
Edinburgh has a variety of cheap accommodation options and places to visit, making it a great holiday choice for budget-conscious travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street, this destination is home to Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Edinburgh?
Based on reviews, Pollock Halls is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include ibis budget Edinburgh Park and Haymarket Hub Hotel.
How many cheap hotels can I expect to find in Edinburgh?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet from Expedia’s 236 budget hotels in Edinburgh.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Edinburgh?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Edinburgh, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 13°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual precipitation for Edinburgh is 703 inches.
What is there to see and do in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh attracts visitors with its historic landmarks and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Princes Street and George Street, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Edinburgh Castle, or enjoy the outdoors at Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill.
How can I get to Edinburgh and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Edinburgh can help keep you on budget. The most convenient airport is Edinburgh (EDI), situated 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), which is 48.3 mi (77.8 km) away. Edinburgh might not have very many public transport options to choose from so a rental car could be an economical alternative to explore the area.

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