See all 1,017 properties in Edinburgh.
Cowgate Hostel
See more photos
Balcony/terrace
See more photos
See all 22 photos
8.0 Very good location
View on map
8.0Location
  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Check-in/check-out [express]

Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

Prices drop the moment you sign in!

Sign in now

Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 11 km
    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    • 26 km
    • Fife Airport
  • Bus and rail stations
    • 400 meters
    • Edinburgh Train Station
    • 1.8 km
    • Haymarket Train Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 1.1 km
    • Royal Hospital for Sick Children
  • Pharmacy
    • 300 meters
    • Edinburgh University Pharmacy
  • Convenience store
    • 250 meters
    • Tesco Express
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 50 meters
    • ATM

More about Cowgate Hostel

An overview

Show more

What they offer

Show less

Guest policies

Show more

Some helpful facts

Show more

Verified traveler reviews

Agoda Reviews (20)
Booking.com Reviews (1008)

5.0

Filter by traveler type
  • Cleanliness 7.2
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for money 7.9
Very good
based on 5 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 6.8
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 7.6
  • Value for money 8.4
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 8.4
  • Value for money 7.6
Exceptional
based on 1 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Filter reviews by:

Review language
  • English
  • 한국어
  • 繁體中文 (台灣)
  • 日本語
  • 简体中文
more less

Room type
  • Budget Double Bed Room
  • Budget Twin Bed Room
  • Bed in 4 Bunk-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom

Sort by
Showing 18 verified reviews
  • clear all

9.6
Jenny from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
Convenient”
Liked the location, staff, facilities The place could do with power sockets on each bed and lockers Overall satisfied with the place though. Cheers guys
Reviewed January 17, 2017
Did you find this review helpful? |
4.8
Teh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bunk-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
Some place might be better”
Stayed for 3 nights, only the guy manager was friendly and helpful, the rest staff don't seem welcome you. The toilet was Shared and cleanliness was 2/5. Too packed room, with the lousiest bed I ever have. Plus side, I booked the wrong date but the manager was helpful to change me to current date. The drinks are free in pub below and the breakfast is good
Reviewed January 12, 2017
Did you find this review helpful? |
6.0
Ming
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bunk-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
Good price but poor facilities”
Kitchens should be cleaned in time and it is too cold to take a shower.
Reviewed December 22, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |
6.8
Ying-Tso from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
Suitable for backpackers.”
Good position, unfortunately the pub just across the street which is really loud at night.
Reviewed December 20, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |
6.8
William from Brazil
Couple
Budget Double Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
Good for long terms”
No reception after 11pm. We had no lights in the room or shower on our last night. It's good located, I believe it's a good place to stay for long terms.
Reviewed December 19, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |
10.0
Xianhui from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016
Basically perfect”
Great location, minutes from royal mile and surrounded by good food and all kinds of shops. Short walk from bus and train stations too. Rooms were in an apartment style with self catering kitchen with24 hr access and all necessary equipment. Most importantly rooms and bathrooms were extremely clean!
Reviewed October 06, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |
9.6
James from United Kingdom
Couple
Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Great value and location, and friendly staff ”
We actually got a better deal with Agoda website than paying directly, so it only cost us just over £21 for two of us in a six bed dorm. Facilities were basic but clean, and much better than another hostel in the city (which we won't name). We would have given 5 stars for facilities if there had been lockers in the room. A towel would have been nice but, as it's a backpackers, perhaps that's being unfair - especially for the price we paid.
Reviewed September 27, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |
8.4
Mario from Indonesia
Couple
Budget Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
recommended hostel”
We had a good time here!
Reviewed September 07, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |
8.0
Shu from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bunk-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Located ”
In the city and no lift was in the apartment and very noisy coz near the pub.
Reviewed August 06, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |
9.2
CHEN-HUI from Taiwan
Group
Bed in 4 Bunk-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
Really nice staying!”
Just like home, if you'd like to stay in Edinburgh a bit longer, and need kitchen to cook, a good choice here!
Reviewed May 25, 2016
Did you find this review helpful? |


1

Select loyalty program

PointsMAX
Language
Loyalty Program A Loyalty Program A
Loyalty Program B

In the menu, click PointsMAX and select your favorite loyalty program.

2

Select a room that earns points

Hotel Room A
Room Info
This booking earns
5,000 points

Choose a room offer that comes with points, which are earned automatically with that booking.

3

Enter membership ID

Country of passport
Program Membership ID
1234

Fill in the membership number for you selected program when completing your reservation. The points will be added to your account after you check out.

Start here and select your preferred program:
null booked 0 hours, 0 minutes ago
Select your travel dates for pricing and availability No thanks, I’ll do it later >
Prev
May 2017
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
Next
June 2017
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930