Cowgate Tourist Hostel
96 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland


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Description

Located on the historic Cowgate Street, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh's party and cultural district. Between Holyrood house (the seat of the Scottish parliament) and Edinburgh Castle. The Cowgate Tourist Hostel gives you the freedom to explore the cities vibrant nightlife, or relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering through Edinburgh's many museums, art gallerys and public parks.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE
***Reception is open between 8:00am and 11:00pm***
* Check-in is from 2:00pm onwards and MUST be before 11:00pm
* If you are a GROUP and booking through the internet, please CALL US to make sure your whole group can be in the same room
* Check-out is 10:00am (you are welcome to store your luggage at reception).
* There is a £10 room key deposit. This is refunded when you check out and return your key
* Any cancellations MUST be made ON THE DAY BEFORE your arrival or you may be charged for the night.

A HOSTEL WITH A DIFFERENCE! Our 170 bed hostel contains 12 individually lockable apartments all fully fitted with there own toilet, shower rooms and fully equipped kitchens. An apartment sleeps between 8 and 22 people in a combination of 4 and 6 bed dorms and twin or double rooms.
* NOW WITH BRAND NEW MATTRESSES!! - Oct '10
* Fully-equipped kitchens
* Free WI-FI and internet access
* Free tea and coffee
* No curfew! come and go as you please

GROUP HEAVEN: Our unique layout allows us to offer private apartment hire to larger groups ensuring privacy for you and your friends. Due to the fact that we can provide separate facilities we are happy to offer group accommodation to Stag and Hen parties. Conditions apply.

WANTING TO MAKE EDINBURGH HOME FOR A WHILE? Then come and see us about our amazing long-term rates in one of our long-term apartments. Our friendly staff will also happily help you find a job and get settled in this amazing city, helping you to experience the most memorable working holiday of your life.

Facilities

  • Adaptors 
  • Breakfast Not Included 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Internet Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Linen Included 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 

Directions

From Airport (by car)
Get on to Glasgow Road (A8) and continue straight following signs to the city centre.
When you reach the west end of Princes Street you'll see a department store called House of Fraser on your left. At the traffic lights opposite House of Fraser turn right onto Lothian Road.
Take your first left onto King's Stables Road.
Turn left at the junction onto the Grassmarket.
Continue straight along this road to the Cowgate.
Cowgate Tourist Hostel is on left of the street, opposite Three Sisters pub.

From Airport (by bus)
Get on the Airport Shuttle bus until it stops on 'Waverley Bridge'.
Then follow the directions below from Waverley train station.

From Waverley train station (on foot)
Come out of Waverley train station onto Princes Street.
Turn right and walk along Princes Street toward Balmoral Hotel.
Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge.
Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street.
Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street.
Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House and continue walking down hill along Blair Street at the bottom of the Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right.Opposite Three Sisters pub.

From bus station.
Walk down St. Andrews Street and turn left and walk towards Balmoral Hotel.
Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge.
Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street.
Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street.
Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House walk down the Street next to Starbucks called Blair Street at the bottom of Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right opposite Three Sisters pub.
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