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3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRoyal Mile2 min walk
    Popular LocationSt. Giles' Cathedral5 min walk
    Popular LocationNational Museum of Scotland6 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)33 min drive

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  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people

    Room amenities

    • 343 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsOne Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 279 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsOne Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 279 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsOne Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 279 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsOne Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 12 people

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 473 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsOne Bed in a Dorm Room for 12 people
  • Twin Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Family Room (Single over Double)

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room (Single over Double)
  • Quadruple Room (4 people)

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsQuadruple Room (4 people)
  • Twin (Bunk Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsTwin (Bunk Bed)
  • Triple (Bunk Bed & Single)

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsTriple (Bunk Bed & Single)
  • Standard Room, Multiple Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 8
    More detailsStandard Room, Multiple Bedrooms
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBasic Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Private Dorm Room Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 8
    More detailsPrivate Dorm Room Ensuite

About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's Old Town neighbourhood, Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile is in the city centre and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Festival Theatre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Royal Mile and Princes Street. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 6 min walk
  • The Hub - 8 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bar 50 — 1 min walk
  • Patisserie Valerie - 3 min walk
  • Ciao Roma - 3 min walk
  • No.1 High Street - 3 min walk
  • Kama Sutra - 3 min walk

About this property

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

Edinburgh hostel in Old Town, walk to Royal Mile
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a computer station and express check-out are on-site. All 132 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, showers and free toiletries.
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile offers 132 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Guests can surf the web using 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

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 4.5 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Vending machine

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station

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
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, smart lock

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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 continental breakfast: GBP 4.5 per person (approximately)
  • 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
Smart Hostels Hostel Edinburgh City
Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Scotland
Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel Edinburgh
Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel
Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
Smart City Hostels Safestay
Smart City Hostels by Safestay
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
Smart City Hostels by Safestay
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel
Safestay Royal Mile Hostel
Safestay Royal Mile
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
Safestay Edinburgh
Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile and receive a full refund?
Yes, Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?
As of 28 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile on 29 Sep 2020 start from £25, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
What time is check-in at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for GBP 10.00 (subject to availability).
Where is Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile located?
Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Edinburgh Vaults, Royal Mile and Princes Street. Grassmarket and University of Edinburgh are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is only a 5-minute walk and Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 26 minutes.
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3.8/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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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.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

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Centrally located just off The Royal Mile and convenient for Edinburgh Waverley Station. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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Basic hostel room, fine for what we needed. Had an ensuite in the room which was handy
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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