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Housekeeping33
Shops2
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8.7

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
e-corner 10 m
Blackfriars Street 50 m
Bannerman’s 70 m
Rent A Bike 80 m
Edinburgh Cycle Hire & Scottish Cycle Safaris 80 m
Caves 80 m
Forbidden Planet 90 m
Whistle Binkie’s 100 m
Cabaret Voltaire 100 m
Palenque 120 m
Nearby landmarks
Edinburgh Old Town 260 m
The Real Mary King's Close 310 m
National Museum of Scotland 330 m
Calton Hill 530 m
Royal Mile Street 570 m
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 620 m
Edinburgh Castle 890 m
Palace of Holyroodhouse 930 m
Arthur's Seat 1.58 km
Royal Yacht Britannia 3.73 km
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

"Clean room and good service with excellent staff."

Thunkamon - June 19, 2017
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Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NE - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Edinburgh Old Town
Within 260 m of property
  • 410 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Edinburgh

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.9 km

Rooms available at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room
Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Triple Room (single over double)
Triple Room (single over double)
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
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Twin Room (Bunk Bed)
Twin Room (Bunk Bed)
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Bed in 6 Shared Bedroom (Mixed)
1 Bed in 6 Shared Bedroom (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room Ensuite
Twin Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 bunk bed
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10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Room (max. 4 people) with Private Bathroom
Private Room (max. 4 people) with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile?

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff are very friendly and helpful."

    DAMITHA

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    September 28, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "the price was so good that time."

    Quynh

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    February 20, 2020

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "Good location, value for money."

    Reynante

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    September 25, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
5,279 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.7
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Would stay again, great location, good rooms.
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More about Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Edinburgh, look no further than Safestay Edinburgh. Only 10 miles away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, Rent A Bike, Edinburgh Cycle Hire & Scottish Cycle Safaris, Dovecot Studios are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Safestay Edinburgh is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, kitchen, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Safestay Edinburgh.

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Housekeeping
23 mentions
Breakfast
6 mentions
Internet
5 mentions
Food & Dining
4 mentions

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Clean and simple with 2x 2-bed bunks."

DAMITHA

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September 28, 2018

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Breakfast options

Continental
Buffet

Restaurants on site

Bar 50
Cuisine:British

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10.0
Exceptional
Francisco from Mexico
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Best option for staying in Edinburgh”

Excellent place for staying in Edinburgh. I totally recommend it. I stayed in a 8-bed room and was better than I expected: very spatious room and spatious-comfortable beds. I would stay again for my next visit. Location is perfect as it is in the old city centre, very close to the Royal Mile and the Castle. Clean & comfortable facilities, friendly staff available 24hr, and the lobby is nice for working on computer or reading a book/newspaper. Overall, the price is very fair (and cheap) for its location, high quality and excellent service. About the amneties & additional services: wide & lively restaurant-bar with tables, couches and pool tables; compete laundry room; showers and toilete alongside the room; big-spaced lockers to store all belongings (bring your own lock or you can buy one at reception); bring your own towel or you can buy one at reception; ATM & vending machines at lobby. Overall, excellent. No complaints, totally satisfied.

Reviewed December 26, 2018

Hello Francisco!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your kind review!!!! We are so happy you enjoyed staying here and the hostel facilities! We hope you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh & an excellent Xmas! We hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards, Reception team

Responded December 26, 2018
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
10.0
Exceptional
Angharad from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Fantastic value for money and amazing location”

This place was amazing and not what we were expecting when we booked a hostel at the price we paid! It was decorated lovely, it was clean, the staff were helpful. There is a great locker/luggage area which came in handy. There is a really nice big bar with cheap drinks. The rooms are small but clean and have storage. The location was the best part about it, just off the Royal Mile in the middle of everything! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Edinburgh. Friends of ours stayed in a hotel around the corner and paid 3 x the price and the only difference was the view from their room!

Reviewed October 17, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
MARGARETH from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

10 out of 10, come and stay here!”

Highly recomended for a budget hostel in edinburgh. I should come and stay from the first day in edinburgh. But because the picture not so appealing, so i choose other hostel one fine day back from my highland tour, i booked this hostel to try out, because the best rate for the day. Surprised by the cleanliness, comfort of this hostel lift for your luagage First day i stay at disable room. Surprise me, a hostel with disable room. Inside each room, there are 3 toilets with shower Each bed with curtain for privacy Windows each room, because i have stay in different room Location justbin the center of old town Tidy Laundry room £3.5 for washing Cooking area Really highly recomendbthis hostel, come and stay here for budget traveller.

Reviewed May 20, 2019

Hello ! Thank you so much for your review we really appreciate it! We hope you had a great time in Edinburgh & a safe journey forwards. Kindest Regards, Reception Team

Responded February 19, 2020
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
10.0
Exceptional
William
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

OK... But!”

Obliged to change room after first of three nights though I had chosen to avoid this in booking process. Lacking certain facilities that are available at other Safestay hostels - no privacy curtains on individual bunks and no individual bunk lights. Perhaps these are to be provided in due course. However, my stay was during the Edinburgh Fringe which meant it was busy everywhere and they appeared to be coping with the increased numbers rather well. Perhaps it was this increased business which was causing problems with the room entry cards which constantly had to be reset.

Reviewed August 16, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Jeanibeth from Philippines
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Great value for money!”

This hostel is great! It's cheap but clean and it is located in the old town where almost everything is just walking distance, the royal mile street, lots of pubs nearby, walking distance to the station, the edinburgh castle and museums! I definitely recommend this hostel. It's worth more than the amount you pay! :)

Reviewed February 11, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Kirsty from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

Good value on a budget”

Fantastic location, comfortable, friendly atmosphere,

I stayed for 6 nights while I explored Edinburgh & took a couple of day tours out of the city. Smart City was just off the Royal mile (so right in the heart of everything)& less than 10 minutes walk to the train station & buses. Staff were helpful, the dorm rooms were basic but comfortable, & there were plenty of bathroom facilities with two showers, two toilets & 3 sinks for 8 people to share (though they could have been cleaned a bit more frequently). Beds were comfortable & the lockers were big enough for a large pack (you need to bring your own lock). The 5 pound breakfast was good value.

Reviewed November 03, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
MARGARETH from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Highly recommended! ”

after hopping few hostels in Edinburgh, Safestay happen to be one of the best! best for value, best for location, cleanliness as well and friendliness of staff, facilities as well, with proper laundry room, bar to hang out, good WIFI and escalator for your luggage

Reviewed December 23, 2019

Thank you very much for your nice review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you also had a great time exploring our beautiful city and have nice memories to bring back home. All the best, Reception team 😊

Responded January 04, 2020
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
8.3
Excellent
Teck from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Clean, Comfortable and Centrally Located”

Clean, Value for Money, Good Location

A centrally-located hostel which was not too far from Edinburgh Waverley Station with a clean and comfortable room. The Royal Mile is less than 5 min away. The kitchen was sufficiently equipped to prepare our own meals. Had some problems with the card keys that were issued though. Had to go to the reception several times before the cards were correctly programmed to allow us access to our room.

Reviewed June 30, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Francisco from Philippines
Group
Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Worth the money for a trip to Edinburg”

Location, staff, price

I was pleasantly surprised at the room (a private triple with ensuite). It was of a higher standard than some hostels i have stayed in. The staff were genuinely helpful. The hostel itself is located very close to the old city so you can walk all the way up the Royal Mile to see the castle and a lot of other main attractions. It has a pub on premise and is located near good eating and drinking places. it was a ten minute walk from the airlink and tourist bus stop and the main road with the trams and shopping. All in all highly recommended!

Reviewed January 10, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Peter from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Great Value”

Central location to Edinburgh center. Value. Extremely helpful & courteous staff.

The room was very clean albeit minimal, no TV or phone but free wifi throughout building. It's cenrtal location offered me easy walks to historic attractions and tours. The lobby paper racks were filled with tour, attraction, and local food flyers & pamphlets. My room was located on the lower floor near the bar with my window adjacent to an outdoor seating area. While this wasn't a problem on this trip, I would recommend that if noise is a concern, you ask for a room on an upper floor. Overall, I was extremely pleased and will likely return when I vacation in Edinburgh again.

Reviewed December 04, 2014
9.6
Exceptional
Jin from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

Highly recommended!”

Location, facilities, but most of all, the staff are so helpful and nice. If I ever return to Edinburgh, I will stay at Safestay.

Reviewed May 04, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Zhibo from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Enjoyed my stay”

This was my second stay at Safestay Royal Mile. The location of the hostel is excellent and the staff was friendly. Highly recommended.

Reviewed August 09, 2020

Thank you Zhibo for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Responded August 17, 2020
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
10.0
Exceptional
Kamyar from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

An all around winner ”

I had a good time in safestay and it will be the place I will come to stay when visiting Edinburgh next time

Reviewed February 22, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Vinabelle from Singapore
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Nice Location! Nice Hostel”

1. This hostel is very easy to find. Just near in Royal Mile (in the street of Blackfrias) 2. Have kitchen. Can cook and have free coffee and tea. 3. Shower is great. One of the best showers that I've tried in hostel. 4. Good location. Near Royal Mile and Cowgate. A lot of restaurants, coffee house, PUBs nearby. Walking distance too in Tesco and Sainsbury. Subway, etc. 5. Staff are very helpful and polite. They know how to handle guest's request and inquiries nicely. 6. Didn't try their breakfast so, I cannot say or rate anything about it. But, you have to pay GBP7 for their breakfast. 7. Beds comes with electrical plugs and small bulb light. The only CON is that their check-in was a long process.It took me 30 minutes to wait before they attended to me. They are strictly can accommodate one at a time. However, their staff is nice and friendly especially the ladies.

Reviewed August 24, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Bokyung from South Korea
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Really liked this place!”

Good location near the Royal Mile, rooms in good condition, and nice bar to hang around! I stayed in a dorm for 10 people and there were two shower and toilet. It was clean and spacious. But it can be a little bit noisy since there is a bar open till midnight.

Reviewed November 27, 2017

Thanks for your review! We really appreciate your feedback! We hope you enjoyed Edinburgh & had a safe journey forwards. Kindest Regards

Responded August 21, 2018
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
10.0
Exceptional
Valtemir from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Exceptional”

Great Place, Nice View, Wonderful Edinburgh SafeStay Hostel

Reviewed March 14, 2020

Thank you very much for your nice review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you also had a great time exploring our beautiful Edinburgh and have safe travels ahead. Take care! Reception team 😊

Responded March 14, 2020
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
9.6
Exceptional
William from United States
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Great!”

Absolutely had a good experience here. If you're visiting Edinburgh as a solo traveler this is perfect for you.

Reviewed November 04, 2019

Thank you very much for your nice review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you also had a great time exploring our beautiful city and have nice memories to bring back home. All the best, Reception team 😊

Responded November 05, 2019
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
9.2
Exceptional
DAMITHA from Australia
Family with teens
Quadruple Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

Cheap”

We stayed in a 4-bed private room with its own bathroom. Clean and simple with 2x 2-bed bunks. The room has one extra chair, a small table, and 4 lockers. If you want cheap with no frills, this is for you. But don't expect hotel facilities from a hostel or you'll be disappointed. The hostel is a short walk from the centre of Old Town, making it a very good base. Everything is within walking distance. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The cafe has breakfast for GBP4.00 which is very affordable. The downside for us is it can be very noisy. We were there when 2 schools had their field trips, and the teenagers were very noisy and uncaring of others who were staying there, running up and down the hallways, screaming. The primary school kids were much better behaved.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had a lovely time in Edinburgh & a safe journey forwards. Kindest Regards - **For all offers please visit Safestay.com***

Responded October 04, 2018
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
8.4
Excellent
Hong from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Superb location in old town”

I stayed in the 4-bed dormitory and had a great chat with my roommates! The hotel is located at the center of Edinburgh so getting to anywhere is easy. The shower in the toilet is very nice.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had a lovely time in Edinburgh & a safe journey forwards. Kindest Regards - **For all offers please visit Safestay.com***

Responded October 04, 2018
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
7.2
Very good
Ya-Chu from Taiwan
Group
Private Room (max. 4 people) with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

OK for staying in Edinburgh”

It looks pretty close to the train station on map but actually you need to walk a long way which includes a tiring slope if you have suitcases. Despite that, the location is really good. The room and the bathroom inside are clean and the beds are comfortable. Free blanket provided. Perfect water pressure and sufficient sockets. WIFI connection is weak. Try to register the free one of University of Edinburgh as substitute. The kitchen is well-equipped and well-maintained. Many young students during summer vacation time so it was noisy in the public area and the elevator is often full of them. Some front desk staffs seem a bit absent-minded but others are friendly and professional. Considering the price for accommodation in Edinburgh, our experience there is good overall.

Reviewed July 19, 2017
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