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. Very clean, friendly staff. Superb location and overall great value

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9.3
Superb
1,803 reviews

Mode Edinburgh 4 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

Situated in Edinburgh city centre, Mode Edinburgh offers complimentary WiFi.

The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower while the kitchen features a dishwasher, a microwave and a toaster. A fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a Dualit coffee maker with a small supply of pods and Marshall speaker. Everything. From checkin with Liz to the complimentary 2 glasses of wine and the free coffee, tea and fruit in the lobby. The rooms were amazing with super facilities.

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9.4
Superb
1,536 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. Excellent facilities, great location. Loved the decor!

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9.3
Superb
1,010 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. Perfect for solo travelers, friendly staff, great location, very clean and my pod gave me the privacy that a bunk bed in a dormitory can't provide.

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9.2
Superb
1,432 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. Excellent stay - the welcome, food, accommodation and location were all outstanding. A great experience!

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9
Superb
2,268 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. Special thanks to the hotel allowing me to put my luggage for 3 days, such that I can continue my 3 days tour to Skye. Thank you!

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9.1
Superb
3,108 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.

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9.1
Superb
5,743 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. Great location, beautiful apartment with great amenities, adequately stocked with toiletries and kitchen appliances.

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9.1
Superb
1,088 reviews

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection 4 stars

Newington, Edinburgh

Just 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, this 4-star Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and offers free WiFi. Set in a quiet Georgian square, it also features a restaurant which serves locally sourced food and a range of beverages. Everything about the hotel is excellent , staff are polite and professional and nothing is to much trouble

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9.1
Superb
1,227 reviews

Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Edinburgh Grassmarket 4 stars

Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh

Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, Grassmarket is located at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, within easy reach of the famous Royal Mile and many of the main attractions of the city.

Each apartment has design features such as natural timber flooring, bespoke joinery, crafts, artwork and soft furnishings. The Wilde style is standard in every room, including fully equipped kitchens and kitchenettes, modern technology, rainfall showers, Hypnos mattresses, as well as free spring water, Nespresso pods, Brew teabags, fresh milk, handmade sweets, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Everything was perfect. Breakfast was excellent. Area is perfect, many pubs, restaurants, ... close to major attractions by foot.

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9.4
Superb
541 reviews

Looking for a budget hotel?

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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