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3.5 out of 5

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Could have done with a fan or an opening window, as it was record hot temps when we were there. Tea/coffee facilities ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 21 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

A&o Edinburgh City puts you in the heart of Edinburgh, steps from Royal Mile and within a 10-minute stroll of University of Edinburgh. Highlights at this hostel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

Bar 50 is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hostel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

With a stay at this Old Town Edinburgh hostel, you'll be 0.2 km (0.1 mi) from Princes Street and 0.9 km (0.6 mi) from Edinburgh Castle.

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people

Bed Count 8 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$28* Per night/room 11 Sep. - 12 Sep.

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People

Bed Count 10 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple (Bunk Bed & Single)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

a&o Edinburgh City ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for a&o Edinburgh City

Everyone (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff. Could have done with a fan or an opening window, as it was record hot temps when we were there. Tea/coffee facilities would have been good as it was sometimes very busy in the bar, but everything we needed was on hand downstairs. Very well located for old town/ castle etc.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2022

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3 out of 5
the property is very well located and is very good for a small stay

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Feb. 2019 by Reception team

Hello D! Thank you so much for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope you had a great time exploring Edinburgh and had a safe journey on wards! Warmest Regards

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine are also featured at a&o Edinburgh City. This Edinburgh hostel is smoke free.

  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)

Room Amenities

A&o Edinburgh City offers 132 accommodations. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Bar 50 - This pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 11 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Cashless transactions are available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 7.60 for adults and GBP 3.80 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 11 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 11 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 11 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • Smart Hostels Hostel Edinburgh City
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Scotland
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • a o Edinburgh City
  • a&o Edinburgh City Edinburgh
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • a&o Edinburgh City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • a&o Edinburgh City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.