The 10 Best Budget Hotels in Edinburgh, UK

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CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT (Royal Mile Former Court & Jail) 4 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

Attractively situated in Edinburgh, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT is 100 metres from The Real Mary King's Close. This property is situated a short distance from attractions such as Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland, and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk. The hostel is located in the centre so all places of interest are within the walking distance. The staff was very friendly. The room was clean and comfortable as well.

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9.3
Superb
1,842 reviews

Eden Locke 4 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Eden Locke is set in Edinburgh, just over 1 km Edinburgh Castle.

All units include a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher, oven and microwave. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle. There is a private bathroom with free toiletries in every unit. Bed linen is available. The room was great and a good size, good tv, comfortable and they even left some quick oats/porridge in the room which was a nice touch for breakfast in the morning. There's a little cafe in the downstairs area too which is nice for snacks. Each room has it's own high speed WiFi which worked really well with no issues whilst I was there. Very nice place to stay in Edinburgh! Will definitely stay here again if I return at any point in the future.

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9.3
Superb
1,048 reviews

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT 4 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

Code Hostel Edinburgh is set on Rose Street North Lane, just a short walk from Princes Street. It offers modern interiors within a red brick-clad period building. It offers rooms with bunk beds, a shared kitchen and a communal area. -Good location near Waverly station and near tourist attraction (can walk to shopping street, old town, ect.) -Nice staff -Free Wifi -Free breakfast **If I go to Edinburgh again, I will choose CODE POD Hostels for my stay. ^^

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9.2
Superb
1,399 reviews

ibis Styles Edinburgh St Andrew Square 3 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

Just 2 minutes’ walk from Princes Street, ibis Styles St Andrew Square offers uniquely designed rooms in Edinburgh city centre. Around 10 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Train Station, this ibis hotel has a 24-hour reception, a bar and restaurant and offers free WiFi. The hotel was perfect! The hotel staff was perfect really kind and trying to help however they could! Breakfast really nice and tasty! The bedroom was really nice, clean with beautiful view! Near the old town but in the New town where all the nice cocktail bars and restaurants are!

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9
Superb
2,234 reviews

Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

New Town, Edinburgh

Motel One Edinburgh-Princes is set in the heart of Princes Street and less than 5 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station. This contemporary hotel features a bar and a 24-hour front desk.

Each room at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes has tasteful décor with attractive turquoise and beige finishes. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a modern bathroom. The location was great and the bed was comfy!

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9.1
Superb
2,966 reviews

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Old Town, Edinburgh

Situated in the centre of Edinburgh, the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is 5 minutes’ walk away from the train station, and only half a mile from the Castle. Guests can reach the historical St. Margaret’s Chapel, the Half Moon Battery and David's Tower within 10 minutes' walk. Edinburgh airport is only 9 miles away. Very nice staff and very stylish rooms. We got an free update to a better room without asking. A big plus is the location of the hotel. In a 2 minutes walk, you are in pricess street and just some stairs up is the royal mile.

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9.1
Superb
5,638 reviews

Destiny Scotland - Q-Residence

New Town, Edinburgh

Situated half a mile from Waverley railway station, Q-Residence offers self-catering apartments with free Wi-Fi. Edinburgh Airport is 7 and half miles away and there are regular bus services to and from the airport. Location. Ease of access. Security.

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9
Superb
1,079 reviews

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

With a stylish swimming pool and Scottish restaurant, the luxury 4-star Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers sumptuous rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is in Edinburgh’s Old Town, at the end of Princes Street. The location was great. Very close to the sight points in town and a short walk to others. Staff was delighted all the time. The food we had at dinner was really good! You must try the risotto and crumble dessert. We had no breakfast in the hotel. Around you will find nice places for breakfast and lunch/dinner as well. The only thing I can say that is under rate ten is the spa. Mainly the swimming pool with water not very hot. I do recommend this place! Keep collecting my Apex Ducks :) love them!

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9
Superb
2,741 reviews

Princes Street Suites 4 stars

Princes Street, Edinburgh

With an enviable location in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Princes Street Suites are a 10-minute walk from Holyrood Palace. The famous Royal Mile is half a mile away, and St James Shopping Centre is a 2-minute walk. Excellent location and great staff

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9.1
Superb
1,550 reviews

The St Valery 3 stars

West End, Edinburgh

The St Valery is a family run guest house with free WiFi. This Grade B listed Victorian townhouse is walking distance from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile.

Each bedroom has a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a king-size bed, and some have a garden view. breakfast is amazing, very tasty and great variety. rooms are all spotlessly clean, great design, a lot of nice touches and details pleasant to the eye. this hotel beats many 4 star hotels hands down.

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9.2
Superb
1,047 reviews

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For those on a budget, these cheap and cheerful hotels still have a lot to offer, with most offering WiFi and convenient locations. Popular with backpackers, many properties can be found in central locations and include comfortable rooms with private or shared bathrooms. You’ll also find a number of options which feature a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage.

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