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Hotel Description

At Cowgate Tourist Hostel you'll be within steps of popular attractions like National Museum of Scotland and St. Giles' Cathedral. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

All 36 rooms feature living rooms and dining areas. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Limited housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a picnic area, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Continental breakfast is available.

Attractions within a short walk of this Old Town Edinburgh hostel include Royal Mile and Grassmarket.

Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in 6 Sleeps Dormitory)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in 8 Sleeps Dormitory)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in 4 Sleeps Dormitory)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Property Features

Cowgate Tourist Hostel offers its guests a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Cowgate Tourist Hostel also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This Edinburgh hostel is smoke free.

  • 36 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

Cowgate Tourist Hostel offers 36 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Iron and ironing board available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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

  • No pets allowed


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.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Staffed front desk


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 20.00 per stay
  • Bed sheets fee: GBP 1 per person, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 5.00 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

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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.