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Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel

mtch 50 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NE SHOW MAP

About Safestay Edinburgh

General Facilities

WiFi  Free Wi-Fi ∙ Family Rooms ∙ Facilities for disabled guests ∙ Lockers ∙ 24 Hour Reception ∙ ATM on site ∙ Daily Housekeeping ∙ Laundry Facilities ∙ Luggage Storage (from £2.00) ∙ NCP Parking Available Nearby (charges may apply)

Food & Drink

WiFi  On Site Coffee House ∙ Snack Bar ∙ Bar & Restaurant ∙ Vending Machines ∙ Shared Kitchen (CURRENTLY CLOSED) ∙


WiFi  Live Music (POSTPONED) ∙ Billiards* ∙ Tours ∙ Pub Crawls (POSTPONED)∙ DJ Nights (POSTPONED)∙

Safestay Edinburgh nestled in the heart of old town, within a few metres from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. This really is the perfect location for seeing Edinburgh’s historic attractions during the day and just a stone’s throw away from the coolest nightlife in the hip Cowgate area. Our hostel is the perfect resting spot for all types of travellers. Brave guests get the real Scottish experience when they stay with us. Whether it's walking through the Royle Mile to the Camera Obscura, seeing the Castle, taking a pic of Greyfriars Bobby or exploring the extensive food on offer, you won't want your trip to end! There are always street performers and instagrammable stops on the way! Did you know the city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, being the world's largest annual international arts festival? There are 12 main festivals throughout the year. Our Bar 50 is packed full of artists, students and travellers enjoying acts inside the Bar.

* Additional charges apply


Rooms & Facilities

  • Bar & Restaurant
  • courtyard
    Private Courtyard
  • secure card
    Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facility
  • bike
    Cycle Store

Shared Rooms

Sleeps up to 12

Our shared dormitories are ideal for those travelling either individually who are happy to meet…

Private Rooms

Sleeps up to 4

Our private rooms are perfect for those who want extra privacy during their stay

Food & Drink

At Safestay Edinburgh you can start your day with breakfast which includes a range of bread, croissants (chocolate & cream), and muffins as well as a range of tea's, coffee and juices. You will be fuelled up ready for your day of travelling! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID precautions we are currently serving breakfast prepacked.

Time: 07:00 - 10:00
Price: From £4.50

Edinburgh Bar50BAR 50
For classic english grub you can check out our bar "Bar 50". There's everything from burgers, beers, pizza to live music events and DJ Nights. Our guests can take advantage of all the food and drink offers from Bar 50.

Serving Hours: 3pm-10pm


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Shared Rooms

Our shared dormitories are ideal for those travelling either individually who are happy to meet new wonderful adventurers or those who need a bigger space for an event such as stag & hen parties or school trips. Our shared spaces include personal reading lights on each bunk, privacy curtains, personal storage and bed linen is provided.

  • Personal Storage
  • Personal Reading Lights
  • Personal Power Sockets
  • Secure Key Card Access

Private Rooms

Our private rooms are perfect for those who want extra privacy during their stay

  • Free Tea/Coffee
  • Towels Provided
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"The hostel I stayed in London was beyond perfect. Super nice and kind people, the room was very clean and the bed was very confortable. To repeat!"

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Events at the Hostel

ONGOING - Live Sport

6 nations

Come & watch live sport at Safestay Edinburgh

WHEN: All year round
WHERE: Bar 50 at Safestay

ENDED - Eat Out to Help Out

Eat Out to Help Out

Get 50% off on all food and non-alcoholic drinks. Our premises are sanitised regularly and staff wear protective gear to ensure safety.

WHEN: Monday - Wednesday
WHERE: Bar 50 at Safestay


People at Bar 60

We have our resident DJs on the decks playing some of the best Disco/ RnB/ HipHop & House.

WHEN: Every Friday & Saturday
MEETING POINT: Bar 50 at Safestay Edinburgh


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T: +44 (0)131 524 1989


50 Blackfriars Street,



Group Bookings

Groups always find our Edinburgh hostel perfect for their stay. Not least because of the location but for all the space for meetups, a place to eat together and the set-up of our rooms. Private rooms sizes start from triple to 6-bed for leaders to 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12 bedded dormitories with bunk beds making us the ideal location for affordable, safe and clean accommodation – no matter your group size.

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"The hostel I stayed in London was beyond perfect. Super nice and kind people, the room was very clean and the bed was very confortable. To repeat!"

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