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Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NE, United Kingdom

Hostel with restaurant, near Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Best value for money
Bar is awesome
Good internet service

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

from €21
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 12 people
  • Twin Room
  • Family Room (Single over Double)
  • Quadruple Room (4 people)
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 5 people (Female Only)
  • Twin (Bunk Bed)
  • Triple (Bunk Bed & Single)
  • 6 Bed Private Room
  • Basic Room

What’s around Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Princes Street - 2 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 7 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • George Street - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 18 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 26 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 132 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-4:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


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

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile’s small print

Also known as

  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart Hostels Hostel Edinburgh City
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • 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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Late check-in between noon and noon can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 304 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great, safe and 'within' proximity location for those who want to explore old or new town. Quick walk to the train station and bus to the airport. Clean rooms with locker, eating and a variety of rooming options. Have stayed there before and quality continues. Would definitely stay there again!
ie2 night trip
Good 6.0
I probably was expecting more!
Very friendly, accomodating & lovely staff both in reception & bar. Unfortunately, I moved twice upon my request but both times I had no charger near my bed (some have), poor mobile phone signals when in the hostel but very strong as soon as u stay out. Wifi signal blocks most of the sites I’m visiting so, the need for my own but low signal made it difficult. Dirty plates, glasses n rubbish was left uncleaned for 3nights I was there even after I reported it to bar & reception staffs on 2nd night (I was expecting it would have been cleaned d 2nd day but it didn’t happened). Sinks are located outside of the bathrooms making it awkward to do anything discretely (no privacy) esp when others are asleep. No lights for the sink sides also making it worst at night when u don’t wanna wake the others.
Efren, ie3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place very clean
Juan C, gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not sure if I'll be back again
I've stayed in Safestay many many times and always have returned because of the great location and that it's usually so easy / hassle free and calm at nights. This time though I had the upper bunk and somebody below me kept poking and lifting my mattress the whole night. I was angry but so, so tired and tried to sleep, but now regret not making a scene about it. What kind of person does somethings like that?
gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location and very reasonable. But, don't use the ATM in the lobby. I did not get my money!!
Gillian, gb1 night trip with friends

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

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