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8.6
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8.5
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • National Museum of Scotland140 m
  • Royal Mile220 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town230 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions370 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse700 m
  • Edinburgh Castle890 m
  • Calton Hill980 m
  • Arthur's Seat1.05 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh2.3 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia3.65 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Stay Central Hotel

    139 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1JS - See map
    "Great location."
    Alex - December 15, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.7 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.3 facilities on premise
    • 400 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Edinburgh

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Edinburgh in the last 24 hoursCompared to 4,733 Edinburgh properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center0.1 Miles
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport10.8 km

    Rooms available at Stay Central Hotel

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Double or Twin Room
    Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Quad
    Quad
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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    • 4 single beds or 2 single b...
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    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Executive
    Executive
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Private Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
    Private Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 6 bunk beds
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    Large 6 Bed room
    Large 6 Bed room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Entire 6-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
    Entire 6-Bed Private Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Room for 6 people
    Room for 6 people
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
    Room Assigned on Arrival
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    • Shower
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    Frequently asked questions

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

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property 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 Stay Central Hotel?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Stay Central Hotel has a car park that's close to the property. Car parking is available for an additional charge.

    What is the smoking policy at Stay Central Hotel?

    Stay Central Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about Stay Central Hotel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Like the name suggests Stay is central and is a modern spot surrounded by alot of beautiful historical places."

      Heath

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      January 5, 2017

    • 6.0
      Review score
      Staff 

      "The staff is very friendly and helpful to tell us about the tourist spot and arrange taxi services."

      Chak K.

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      October 22, 2016

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Appreciate the thoughtfulness of the staff to prepare a baby cot for us before our arrival."

      Jeremy

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      January 8, 2019

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Hotel was in a great location between royal mile and grass m..."

    Sara

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    November 30, 2017

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    8 mentions
    Breakfast
    2 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention
    Taxi
    1 mention

    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff was lovely, little details of the room (Bluetooth spea..."

    Sara

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    November 30, 2017

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    Continental
    Full English/Irish

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    Reviews of Stay Central Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.6
    Excellent
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    Rating via Agoda8.4
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    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.3
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.2
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    8-9 Excellent (20)
    7-8 Very Good (23)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (12)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nancy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    One of the best”

    The room we had was not that big but its packed with all the comfort and essentials that we needed. Nice built in bluetooth speaker, coffee table/game machine, game consoles, complimentary water, tea, coffee and marshmallow biscuits. The staff were extremely helpful, gave us a map of the city and tips on how to get to top attractions, the breakfast at 3sisters is also quite nice, though the continental breakfast could've been better if there were more viands. At night the place outside the hotel could be noisy especially during Saturday but it wasn't too bad, we put on our music and the noise was drowned. Just a wee bit of suggestion, can you give guests another way of entering the hotel aside from the one that goes through the crowd partying at 3sisters? We felt unease when we had to go through the crowd who were tipsy and in party mode just so we can enter the hotel... But overall, the hotel was pleasant, and the staff was great, will definitely come back.

    Reviewed June 21, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    adelia from Indonesia
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Good location but not for heavy luggages traveller”

    - the room is small. Hard to open our big luggages. - but the bathroom is quite big. - the staffs are very friendly - they have speakers on the bedroom and bathroom!! - the bed and blanket is so comfortable - the hotel is located at a bar.. but surprisingly it’s not noisy. - the location is good.. near the old town and station. But not very recommended for travelers with big luggagass as the street is going uphill to the station. We ended up booking taxi to the station (only 3 minutes, around 5-6 pounds)

    Reviewed June 02, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Owen
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Stay! here, it's great.”

    Location is great, very central for everything - handy for tourist sites, bars, and restaurants. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room was cosy, but spacious, and the bathroom especially was excellent. My only personal bug bare - two single beds pushed together isn't the same as a double bed - however is was still comfortable.

    Reviewed May 02, 2019

    Thanks Owen for the review. Sounds like you had a great time whist in Edinburgh. Super glad you loved the room and location.. Your correct two single beds pushed together doesn't make a double bed, it makes the bed QUEEN Size. All the more room to spread out and relax - am i correct . Next time you return speak with us directly for the best return rates. Simone and the STAY Central Team

    Responded January 21, 2020
    Stay Central Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amanda
    Family with teens
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Fabulous, friendly and stylish little hotel”

    I stayed with my daughter whilst looking at the university. Great central location, (it has a courtyard in front of hotel which has music or bands playing until late) so not for those who want peace and quiet, but really clean, funky and friendly hotel with great quality amenities (even hair straighteners if needed!) The staff were really friendly and helpful, giving great recommendations for cafes and restaurants. Cool little hotel, perfect for our short trip. Great value too.

    Reviewed March 16, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Eroll from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Location, Value for Money, Lovely Design”

    I love the aesthetics of the hotel, we were given a free upgrade and got a bigger room than we booked. :) We will definitely stay here again. and again, and again!!

    Reviewed June 17, 2019

    Thanks Eroll.. We cant wait to have you back ... again.. and again... and again!!!! Simone and the STAY Central Team

    Responded January 21, 2020
    Stay Central Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Eroll from Philippines
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Location and Value for Money”

    I love the aesthetics of the hotel, we were given a free upgrade and got a bigger room than we booked. :) We will definitely stay here again. and again, and again!!

    Reviewed June 17, 2019
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Andrew from Singapore
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carlos from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

    Fantastic Experience with STAY”

    We completely loved our stay in this hotel. There were so many details that added a little bit extra to make our stay in Edinburg the best of our trip. The hotel in some ways is minimal but makes up by making the necessary seem extraordinary and much better than you would expect. Location was also great!

    Reviewed December 24, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Taha from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Loud Music all night ”

    The hotel was clean, the bathroom was great and the staff ( especially Alexander the receptionist) and very helpful. However they played loud music well into the night of the week today which meant I could not sleep and this impaired my interview performance the day after. I would definitely not stay here again. However this place maybe more appropriate for younger Travelers. The bathroom sink stopped working however I was upgraded to a different one promptly

    Reviewed November 23, 2018

    Dear Taha, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We greatly appreciate an honest feedback from our customers. It helps us to identify areas we could do much better. I am really sorry to hear that you were disturbed by the music from adjoining Three Sisters. We always do our best to allocate our guests in quiet parts of the hotel. It's amazing that your issues were resolved promptly and I will make sure that Alex will hear about your good word! Wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in future. Best Regards Klaudia & STAY Central Team

    Responded November 28, 2018
    Stay Central Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nawaf from Oman
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Great location & Unique Place ”

    The facilities are very nice (clean bed, shower room), the staff is very friendly and helpful to tell us about the town

    Reviewed April 01, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sara from Canada
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Very good”

    Hotel was in a great location between royal mile and grass market, right in the patio of the Three Sisters Pub. Staff was lovely, little details of the room (Bluetooth speakers, funky design, rainfall shower) were great. Room was in need of a new paint job, and repair above the shower from a water leak, but everything was clean.

    Reviewed November 30, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Liz from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Best for younger travellers ”

    The hotel is very well furnished, seems newish. It’s located a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley but the area is a little dodgy, particularly at night. The hotel is attached to the Three Sisters bar: a heaving bar with outdoor wide screen. Breakfast was large and had a lot of choice. The only downside for us was that e felt too old to be there.

    Reviewed November 10, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Susan from Canada
    Group
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    excellent location”

    You couldn t ask for a better location in Edinborough. It s abit off putting however when you arrive and walk through the courtyard of a large pub to get to the hotel, however don t be puit off. The hotel is very clean, very hip, rooms are large and staff are very helpful. Breakfast at the pub was good value. I would say that this hotel caters to a young crowd so if you are a senior may not be your place of choice. Also there was NO PROBLEM WITH NOISE AT ALL despite the proximity of the pub. I would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed October 01, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    JEANETTE from Canada
    Family with young children
    Standard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

    Great place to stay”

    staff, location, room

    We had a great stay at Stay Central. The staff, especially Katrina, was so helpful. We had forgotten our bag on our Airport link bus and she was so helpful trying to help us get it back. Then we needed a cable to charge our phone and she helped us to do that too. Thanks Katrina. The location of the hotel was great, far enough from the busy street but close enough that we could walk to it.

    Reviewed July 30, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kant from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double
    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
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Ashley from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

    Very nice hotel, restaurant and good location”

    Cleanliness, design and restaurant

    Stay was very nice and had a good location just on the edge of the city center. The food at the restaurant was quite good. The bar was quite loud during the weekend which came up to the room and the blue lights from the window illuminated the room completely blue all night which may be inconvenient for light sleepers. Overall, a nice place to stay.

    Reviewed March 03, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    michael from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Standard Double
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    Brilliant Hotel”

    Location is good, Staff super friendly and Very clean room

    I stay here often with business and it's perfect for a night or 2 stay. Clean rooms, very comfy and spacious bathroom. Nicely decorated and staff are very helpful. Walking distance to everywhere in the city centre. If staying with children ask for a higher floor as occasionally the noise can be loud.

    Reviewed February 03, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Nurul from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

    Big and spacious rooms”

    Spacious rooms, friendly staff, feels like home!

    It was awesome! The rooms were big and spacious and were even wheelchair-friendly. Love the rainfall showers! Good range of tv channels too! Love the concept of the room as well. However, wifi was a bit hard to receive. Perhaps because we were located at the back of the hotel? The only place where I could get a strong signal was in the bathroom or seated next to the bathroom door. Also, the hotel was a bit of a walk from the city centre. You would have to navigate yourself to get to the hotel. We almost got lost. If you're carrying bulky items or multiple lugggages and with small children, I would highly recommend taking a cab to the hotel as the route to the hotel is not on flat terrain. Alternatively, there is a flat terrain but you would have to walk a longer distance and you would have to figure it out yourself (google maps did not indicate that we had to climb a hill to get to the location).

    Reviewed December 01, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Hilman from Singapore
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

    All That I Need”

    The staff.The Interior Design.The Room!!😍😍😍

    Greeted with friendly and helpful stuff. The interior design was soo artistic!Unbelievable! One of the best sight. Room , toilet and again the interior design was superb.Very well furnished. Accessible to the metro.Restaurants(asian food and western food are everywhere),supermart and d night clubss. Rent a car there and finding a parking slot was easier than expected. Will come bck again for sure!!

    Reviewed August 27, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Siraphatr from Thailand
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Cool and modern hotel”

    Lovely furnish

    Good staffs at reception. Power A/C during winter may not be enough as 24C is maximum but still it was cold in the room. Overall, nice toilet and bathroom and good decoration in rooms and hotel area.

    Reviewed February 18, 2014
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