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Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

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Basic Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, Kitchenette | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Royal Mile

6.8/10 Good

46 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Lounge area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
15 Robertson's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1LY

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 4 min drive
  • Princes Street - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 8 min drive
  • George Street - 14 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 31 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 25 min walk


  • The City Cafe - 2 min walk
  • David Bann's Vegetarian Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Stac Polly - 2 min walk
  • Whiski - 2 min walk
  • Shamoli - 2 min walk

About this property

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel puts you 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Royal Mile and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Edinburgh Castle. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 199 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 03 July and 01 September.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Metro Youth Hostel
Edinburgh Metro Youth
Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel Edinburgh
Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel currently open?
The property is closed between 03 July and 01 September.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
You can check in from 4 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Forsyth's Tea Room (3-min walk), Black Medicine Coffee Co (3-min walk) and Red Fort (3-min walk).
What's the area around Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel like?
Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel is a short 5-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 12 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Good for a night's digs
Was as expected. Basic accommodation at a reasonable price.
C C, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

It's a student accommodation during term time, so do not expect hotel service. It's still great for the price.
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Best value for the Fringe
Third year staying here for the fringe - excellent location, basic but clean facilities, great staff. Being able to leave luggage (at no extra charge) is great too.
Leah, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

OK stay during the Fringe Festival
This hostel is ideally located for attending the Fringe festival, but it is far from glamourous. Each room is quite small, basic and the floorboard creak loudly. The shared bathroom (between five) on each corridor is outdated and super basic. You will need to bring or hire towels and toiletries as they are not provided here. Good think is that there is a shared kitchen with fridge, so if you want to cook and eat on a budget or just have a cup of tea you can with ease, but walking down the corridor expect more creaking. In my room too, the window was open, which made it very cold and noisy during my stay as people talking in the courtyard and arriving early (late am) to check in were often inconsiderate of guests trying to sleep off an early AM return to sleep. On the up side it is fairly cheap most nights, but I would not pay more than £40 a night to stay here. Even at that point is overcharging aka a theft from your pockets.
Julian, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Right in the centre of Edinburgh
Student accommodation which is basic and can be noisy but is right at the centre of the action for the Festival. Single rooms only.
SusieQ, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Great location, everything else not so much
I booked this hotel during the Edinburgh Fringe festival at very short notice (only booked my holiday 2 weeks before going) so it won on the price and the location front. Took about 2 minutes to walk from my room to the Royal Mile (via Hunter Square) which was fantastic, and a taxi ride back from literally any of the shows I went to see would cost less than 5 pounds (so cheap in comparison to taxis back home where a similar journey would cost you 3 times as much!) Onto the negatives... This facility operates as student accommodation for most of the year, so keep in mind that you are booking a private room in an apartment with shared bathroom/kitchen facilities. I was aware of this going in, but nothing could have prepared me for the stench in the living room, the crusted on "who knows what this is" on the oven/stove top, and the fact that every time I went to use the bathroom, it looked as though one of my "flatmates" had partaken in a pee party all over the bathroom floor. Pee everywhere, you almost could have opened a public swimming pool there was so much of it. The front desk staff would not send someone up to get it cleaned. The bed itself was like lying on a slab of concrete, with a very sad foam mattress.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great location, bathroom wasn't too clean
Stayed there for the bank holiday weekend, room was big and spacious (it had a funny smell though). The shared bathroom was cleaned only the first day of my stay, for the rest of the 2 days, no one cleaned it. Compared to the other hostel of this chain, I was a bit disappointed.
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6/10 Good

Good location but noisy
The hostel located in a good location, but very noisy as next to the pub Staff are very nice and helpful Facilities are basic but as it's a hostel, I don't expect too much
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8/10 Very good

Great location in the middle of the Fringe events
Excellent location that was in the middle of old town right on the door step of all the different free fringe events. Staff were really friendly and I felt safe while traveling alone.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hostel within walking distance to the Royal Mile.
Room was clean & staff nice. Location very central. If you have a problem with stairs or staying above a pub this place is not for you.
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