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Overview of Containers Hostel Edinburgh

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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer

Containers Hostel Edinburgh

2 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTynecastle Stadium10 min walk
    Popular LocationMurrayfield Stadium10 min walk
    Popular LocationEdinburgh Zoo3 min drive
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)17 min drive

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About this area


Containers Hostel Edinburgh is located in Edinburgh's Gorgie neighbourhood. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Corn Exchange are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Royal Botanic Garden. Enjoy an event or a match at Tynecastle Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo—a top attraction that's not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tynecastle Stadium - 10 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 3 min drive
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min drive
  • Edinburgh Castle - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Slateford Station - 15 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 20 min drive


  • The Gorgie Fish Bar - 9 min walk
  • So Rice - 9 min walk
  • Jashans - 10 min walk
  • Taste Good - 11 min walk
  • Bert's Coffee Bar - 14 min walk

About this property

Containers Hostel Edinburgh

Edinburgh hostel in Gorgie, near Tynecastle Stadium
Along with concierge services, this hostel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 10 rooms offer free WiFi, safes and showers.
Containers Hostel Edinburgh offers 10 forms of accommodation with a safe and free toiletries. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Safe

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

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

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a 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

Property is also known as

Containers Hostel Edinburgh
Containers Hostel
Containers Edinburgh
Containers Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Containers Hostel Edinburgh Edinburgh
Containers Hostel Edinburgh Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 30 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 30 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 30 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 30 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 30 reviews
1 - Terrible 17%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
It's a unique concept but wish the property was more well cared for and that they don't cram that many people in the space. It feels a bit like a slum. Twelve people, six bunk beds are a lot for such a tight space. The room smells. And bathroom + kitchen + common space get so overused that it seems to be always dirty
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely love this property, the vibes are amazing. Everytime I come to Edinburgh I stay here, I can relax and just bring things down love them
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cheap and does the job
Was cheap and decent, staff seemed a little clueless at times but comfortable standard hostel.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Great place to stay during the fringe
By far the cheapest place to stay in Edinburgh during the fringe! Obviously it’s not the most luxurious place in the world but it was a friendly atmosphere and the facilities were perfectly fine. Free parking in Edinburgh was also a big bonus.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018