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8.5Excellent

397 reviews

397 reviews

Cleanliness 8.8
Service 8.8
Location 8.7
Value for money 8.4
Facilities 8.2
Room comfort and quality 8.0
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8.7Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Edinburgh Old Town
60 m
St Patrick's Church
100 m
Royal Museum
110 m
The Great Scottish Tapestry
110 m
Mercat Cross
110 m
Popular landmarks
The Real Mary King's Close
170 m
Royal Mile Street
320 m
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
370 m
Edinburgh Castle
630 m
Calton Hill
750 m
Closest landmarks
Edinburgh Sheriff Court
100 m
Red Vodka Club
120 m
Villager
120 m
National Library of Scotland
120 m
Cowgate under 5’s Centre
140 m

Stay Central Hotel

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Edinburgh Old Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Edinburgh

Check-in [24-hour]

400 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Coffee shop

Bar

Laundry service

This property is in high demand!

6 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center0.1 Miles
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.7 km

Rooms available at Stay Central Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Private Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 double beds and 3 single ...
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Quad
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 single beds or 2 single b...
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Executive Double or Twin Room - Room Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Entire 6-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 3 bunk beds
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Executive
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Large 6 Bed room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 2 king beds ...
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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Grand Room
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  • Shower
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Deluxe Double Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Stay Central Hotel offer laundry services?

    Yes! Stay Central Hotel includes laundry service at your grasp and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

    What points of interest are in close proximty of Stay Central Hotel that are in walking distance?

    While remaining at Stay Central Hotel, begin your holiday by visiting the closest points of interest that are within close proximity to the property which include St Patrick's Church, Royal Museum, and Mercat Cross.

    What do guests love most about Stay Central Hotel?

    Verified guests that stayed at Stay Central Hotel have given this property a rating of 8.809 for its excellent service as the primary highlight for their stay.

    What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Stay Central Hotel?

    Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Stay Central Hotel an average rating of 8.3. You can look up more specific customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Stay Central Hotel?

    Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Stay Central Hotel an average rating of 8.7. You can check out more comprehensive customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What time is check-in and check-out at Stay Central Hotel?

    Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

    What is the closest airport to Stay Central Hotel?

    The closest airport to Stay Central Hotel is Glasgow Prestwick Airport, 102.0 km away.

    Is breakfast offered at Stay Central Hotel?

    Wake up to an incredible continental and buffet breakfast at Stay Central Hotel. Travelers can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 15 GBP for adults if not included in the room rate. You can save more on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the property.

    What people love about Stay Central Hotel

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Location

      "Clean hotel, spacious shower, good location"

      Sharie

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      September 3, 2023

    • 8

      Very good
      Staff 

      "Comfy beds, clean room, great shower & friendly staff."

      Susan

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      May 30, 2023

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Location

      "The location, room, staff, and facilities were all amazing."

      Ashleigh

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      October 9, 2023

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,768 Edinburgh properties
    Room comfort score
    8/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    More about Stay Central Hotel

    More about Stay Central Hotel

    Stay Central Hotel

    You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Stay Central Hotel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Edinburgh. The true local flavors and culture of Edinburgh are yours with a stay at Stay Central Hotel, located just 630 m from the famous Edinburgh Castle.
    The superior services and facilities offered at Stay Central Hotel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Stay Central Hotel.
    The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
    Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Stay Central Hotel. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.
    You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Wake up with no worries at Stay Central Hotel, where breakfast can be provided in house. Once there, be sure to check out bar and nightclub for some in-house nighttime fun.


    Around the property

    While in Edinburgh, take some time to venture outside of Stay Central Hotel. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.8 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Tourists travel from around the world to see Arthur's Seat, which is an easy visit just 1.8 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Spend less here on rooms than you would at 98% of other accommodations in the city.
    Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 97% of accommodations in the city.
    This accommodation beats more than 97% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.2

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    8 mentions

    Breakfast

    2 mentions

    Food & Dining

    1 mention

    Taxi

    1 mention

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Polish
    Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Nightclub
    • On-site entertainment
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Breakfast in room
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Breakfast [buffet]
    • Breakfast [continental]
    • Coffee shop
    • Room service
    • Snack bar
    Services and conveniences
    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Food delivery
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Access
    • Adult-only property
    • Allergy-free rooms
    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms
    Available in all rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Desk
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe box
    • Non-smoking
    • Private bathroom
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Shower
    • Slippers
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Video game console
    • Wi-Fi [free]

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

    Location

    139 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS
    Excellent
    Location

    8.7

    Airports
    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
      10.7 km
    • Perth Airport (PSL)
      55.4 km
    Public transportation
    • Edinburgh Train Station
      400 m
    • Haymarket Train Station
      1.8 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Bristo Square Pharmacy
      310 m
    Shopping
    • Ocean Terminal
      3.7 km
    Convenience store
    • Tesco Express
      250 m
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      20 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Edinburgh Old Town
      60 m
    • National Museum of Scotland
      120 m
    • The Real Mary King's Close
      170 m
    • Royal Mile Street
      320 m
    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
      370 m
    • Edinburgh Castle
      630 m
    • Calton Hill
      750 m
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
      1.2 km
    • Arthur's Seat
      1.8 km
    • Royal Yacht Britannia
      3.9 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Edinburgh Old Town
      60 m
    • St Patrick's Church
      100 m
    • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
      100 m
    • Royal Museum
      110 m
    • The Great Scottish Tapestry
      110 m
    • Mercat Cross
      110 m
    • Memorial Duke of Buccleuch
      110 m
    • Parliament Hall
      110 m
    • George IV Bridge
      120 m
    • National Museum of Scotland
      120 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    Getting around
    • Distance from city center0.1 Miles
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)40
    Extras
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 GBP
    • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP
    The property
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors4
    • Number of restaurants0
    • Number of rooms 37
    • Room voltage240
    • Year property opened1621
    • Most recent renovation2014

    Reviews of Stay Central Hotel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.5
    Cleanliness8.8
    Service8.8
    Location8.7
    Value for money8.4
    Facilities8.2
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    High score for Edinburgh
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (95)
    8-9 Excellent (42)
    7-8 Very Good (46)
    6-7 Good (10)
    <6 Below Expectation (19)

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHEUNG from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in January 2023

    Great staff and good price”

    The room is clean and tidy. The staff is super nice. The outside is quiet and I have a great sleep without any disturbance. The heater seems not work in the bathroom but it is fine. The bath water is a little bit hot but I cannot find a way to fix it. There is a little bit sounds from the pipes or engines but not a problem. Overall I recommend the hotel to anyone who would like to find a budgeted place to stay.

    Reviewed January 20, 2023

    Dear Guest, What a fabulous review! I'm thrilled to read you have had a grand time in our hotel, I'm so pleased the team looked after you and that you've had a magical time in Edinburgh. I really hope you come back in the future! Warmest regards, Yasmin Khan - Duty Manager, Stay Central Hotel.

    Responded December 22, 2023
    Stay Central Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Liron from Israel
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2022

    Great hotel in an amazing location ”

    The location is just great, about a minute walk from the Royal Mile. The room was clean, and just fine for our needs, though a little small and we were a bit annoyed with the joined twin beds rather than a double bed. The staff was helpful and someone at the desk made me an espresso on the house (I realized I forgot to pay, went back inside after exiting and was told "it's ok, it's just an espresso"). There's a pub next door which is nice for a nightout. Keep in mind you can really hear it at night from the room. All in all we had a great stay.

    Reviewed September 26, 2022

    there We are glad you overall enjoyed your stay! We hope to welcome you back soon, Kind Regards Susan and the stay central team

    Responded October 14, 2022
    Stay Central Hotel
    9.3
    Exceptional
    korayut from Thailand
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Very good!”

    Clean room, good toilet and near Ediburgh castle

    Reasonable price!! Even not so near Edinburgh waverly station but not far by walk (around 15 minutes). You can easily walk to Ediburgh castle around 10-15 minutes walk. Hotel look from outside it's beer garden. I stayed in the right building 2nd floor. Room is better more than I think. Large room, large bed, new, very clean and warm. Toilet is large also good shower with hot water. If I go to Edinburgh, I will stay here again.

    Reviewed June 01, 2013

    Dear Guest, What a fabulous review! I'm thrilled to read you have had a grand time in our hotel, I'm so pleased the team looked after you and that you've had a magical time in Edinburgh. I really hope you come back in the future! Warmest regards, Yasmin Khan - Duty Manager, Stay Central Hotel.

    Responded December 22, 2023
    Stay Central Hotel
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Andrew from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

    Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

    Great location, spacious room and wonderful theme in the hotel

    Fortunately I was upgraded to a family suite at grassmarket hotel. I love grassmarket hotel not only because the room was big, the decoration of the room was unique. Every room has a big picture of a map painted on the wall for you to plan your next trip. There is a ipod dock in the room which allow you to play music in the room and even in the toilet! The location is really good and near Edinburgh castle.

    Reviewed January 14, 2013

    Dear Guest, What a fabulous review! I'm thrilled to read you have had a grand time in our hotel, I'm so pleased the team looked after you and that you've had a magical time in Edinburgh. I really hope you come back in the future! Warmest regards, Yasmin Khan - Duty Manager, Stay Central Hotel.

    Responded December 22, 2023
    Stay Central Hotel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kant from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Lively hotel in Edinburgh's Old town”

    Comfy room, Prime Location, Reasonable Price

    I got double room which is super large for me as solo traveller, the room condition was great, perfect. Only one thing is the problem with heater, I inform the staff but they come to fix soon after. The location was very good, right in the middle of the Old town, near the attraction (Edinburgh castle and National museum of Scotland). The room provided good tea corner with drinks, all you need for a shower. The room feel modern and clean. Recommended for everyone, I will surely re-visit the place again if I got a good price like this time.

    Reviewed May 14, 2015

    Dear Guest, What a fabulous review! I'm thrilled to read you have had a grand time in our hotel, I'm so pleased the team looked after you and that you've had a magical time in Edinburgh. I really hope you come back in the future! Warmest regards, Yasmin Khan - Duty Manager, Stay Central Hotel.

    Responded December 22, 2023
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