Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh

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69 Belford Road
1.4 Miles from the centre

The 2-star Britannia Edinburgh Hotel is located on the banks of the Water of Leith River, set in the picturesque West End of Edinburgh city. The hotel restaurant offers a modern and warm place to grab some breakfast or to wine and dine, or you can relax in the bright and contemporary 24-hour bar. On site, guests can benefit from free wi-fi throughout, car parking and separated smoking rooms. Each room is equipped with a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

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per night from £27
(price for Sun, 07 Jan)
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1141 reviews by TrustYou
90-92 Pilrig Street Broughton
1.2 Miles from the centre

A hearty Scottish welcome waits for you at the 3-star Edinburgh House Hotel, situated less than one and a half miles from Edinburgh Waverley rail station and the city centre. The cosy rooms are a stone’s throw from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and all come with a TV and coffee and tea making facilities. Enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning before heading out to explore beautiful Edinburgh.

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per night from £28
(price for Thu, 18 Jan)
16 Pilrig Street
1 Mile from the centre

Business, Other Amenities The front desk is staffed during limited hours.

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per night from £30
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7 Links Gardens
1.8 Miles from the centre

Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.

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22 St Bernards Crescent
1.1 Miles from the centre

Dining Continental breakfasts are available daily from 8 AM to 9 AM for a fee.

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8, Cambridge Avenue
1.2 Miles from the centre

Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.

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per night from £31
(price for Tue, 19 Dec)
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46 Dreghorn Link A720 City Bypass
3.9 Miles from the centre
per night from £33
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Moto Service Area A1, Old Craighall
5.2 Miles from the centre
per night from £33
(price for Sun, 24 Dec)
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6 Cambridge Avenue
1.2 Miles from the centre

Business, Other Amenities The front desk is staffed during limited hours.

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per night from £34
(price for Tue, 19 Dec)
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50 Blackfriars Street
0.1 Miles from the centre

Safestay Edinburgh is located just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town. It's the perfect base to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. The city's famed attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Scott Monument are right on our doorstep. Our great location on Blackfriars Street means we are only minutes from Waverley Train Station which is right next to the airport bus stand and the city centre tram stop. Our fully licensed bar, Bar 50, serves locally sourced food and drinks from 8am until late, and adds to our lively atmosphere. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the building, the use of our guest kitchen and you'll have 24 hrs access to our secure lockers. Safestay is the ideal destination for your Edinburgh city break. Please note guests under the age of 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians. They can not share in general dormitory rooms with persons that are not part of their own group or family. Under 18s are not allowed in the smart city bar after end of food service.

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Kincaids Court Guthrie Street
0.1 Miles from the centre

Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls is located in the Old Town, one block from Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, and provides budget, friendly accommodation right in the centre of Edinburgh. Euro Hostel Edinburgh is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Rail Station, making it a perfect hub from which to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. Local amenities provide a superb selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Guest can book individual private Twin and Single rooms available within an apartment with shared kitchen, dining, living areas and bathrooms. Alternatively, you can rent a whole apartment for exclusive use, Euro Hostel Edinburgh offers 4 different apartment options for up to 6 guests. The property has free Wi-Fi access in all areas. All guests are provided with fresh bed linen at no extra cost and towels are available for hire. Every bedroom has single beds and a work/desk area. All apartments have modern kitchens which are each equipped with an oven, fridge, microwave, toaster and utensils. Basic groceries and supplies can be bought at reception.

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per night from £35
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4-8 Coates Gardens
1.3 Miles from the centre

Named after the architect who built it in 1845, 3-star Piries Hotel is a Grade II listed Victorian building in the centre of Edinburgh, full of history, character and charm. Ideal for business travellers, the hotel is close to Edinburgh airport. Comfortable rooms have wonderful high ceilings, and are fitted with satellite TV and a telephone. You can keep connected during your stay with the wi-fi in public areas and grab a malt whisky from the bar while you surf the net.

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Hotels in Edinburgh

Famous for its breathtaking landscape, architecture, and many cultural attractions, Scotland’s capital is a must-see destination, and with Edinburgh hotel deals just a click away, there’s no better time to visit this fascinating city.

The historic Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline and offers magnificent views over the city. It’s also host to a number of events throughout the year, the most famous being the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, when pipers and military bands from around the world perform, followed by a fireworks display. To the east of the castle is Arthur’s Seat, the largest peak of a dormant volcano and the site of a well-preserved hill fort.

Even with some of our hotels in Edinburgh city centre, natural beauty spots outside of Edinburgh can easily be visited as part of a daytrip. With bus tours taking in Loch Ness and Glen Coe, amongst other famous sites. If you’d rather explore Edinburgh further, there are plenty of walking and bus tours to choose from. We particularly recommend one of the spooky ghost walks, to get you acquainted with the many spirits that haunt Edinburgh’s dark corners.

Arts and culture

The city is host to various annual festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, featuring dance, theatre, music, and comedy from both up-and-coming talent and established stars such as Harry Hill, Jo Brand, and Jimmy Carr. Hotels in Edinburgh tend to fill up quick during the Fringe season as the event attracts many people from far and wide.

As equally famous, is Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, when the city celebrates the equivalent of New Year’s Eve in style with a big party on Princes Street and elsewhere, involving fireworks, concerts, dancing, and processions. As with the Fringe, Edinburgh hotels can be very busy during this period, with thousands of visitors arriving from all over the world. Cheap hotels in Edinburgh can sometimes be found during this time, however.

Even when not in festival season, the city has plenty of venues to offer theatre shows and other art performances and exhibits. These include the Royal Lyceum Theatre, the King’s Theatre, and the Edinburgh Playhouse Stage, featuring hit shows from Singin’ In The Rain, West Side Story, and Rock of Ages, to popular children’s fare such as pantos and Peppa Pig.

Art fans are also well catered for, as Edinburgh is host to Scotland’s five National Galleries of art, including the National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Equally as impressive are the city’s many museums, including the Museum of Edinburgh, the Museum of Childhood, the National Museum of Scotland, and the National War Museum of Scotland.

Restaurants and cafes

Foodies in Edinburgh will have their fill with a wide selection of tea rooms, cafes, bars and restaurants to cater to any taste and budget. Enjoy traditional fare such as haggis at The Walter Scott Tearoom, award-winning fish and chips at the L'Alba d'Oro on Henderson Row, or fine dine at Michelin-starred restaurants such as The Kitchin, which serves up the best of seasonal, Scottish produce including fish or cheese courses.

The music scene

Edinburgh has a vibrant nightlife and music scene on offer at a range of bars, clubs and other dedicated venues. Many city pubs have live music nights, particularly folk music, which can be heard at Sandy Bell's in Forrest Road, The Captain's Bar in South College Street, and many others. For larger events, there’s The Corn Exchange, The Liquid Rooms, and the Bongo Club which between them have hosted an array of famous acts, including Blur, Radiohead, Dizzee Rascal, De La Soul, and many more.

Traditional Edinburgh pubs are also a great place to just enjoy the atmosphere and sample a wide range of quality real ales and spirits, in addition to hearty, local food. Just off the Royal Mile is the Arcade Bar, which specialises in both whisky and haggis, while Thomson’s Bar on Morrison Street serves real ale and delicious pies, in antique, pub décor surroundings.

For those that want to party into the night, the city has many nightclubs, including Espionage, Lulu, and Stereo, that are popular with students, locals, and tourists alike.

Our must-see list

Just strolling through the streets of Edinburgh is a rewarding experience in itself, as you take in the grandeur of its historical architecture, you’re never usually far away from the drifting sounds of bagpipes or another entertaining street performance. 

Whisky connoisseurs will not want to miss the Scotch Whisky Experience, a guided tour around a distillery with a chance to sample fine single malt whiskies along the way. Horrible History fans can have their appetites sated by a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeon, where a whole host of actors, sets, and effects recreate the more gruesome aspects of Scotland’s past.

When you need some rest and tranquility, Edinburgh Zoo is a great place to chill out, with beautiful parklands and an impressive variety of animals, including the UK’s only giant pandas.

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