Safestay - a hostel in London

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+44 (0)131 524 1989

Safestay Edinburgh

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE

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Safestay Edinburgh is located just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town. It's the perfect base to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. The city's famed attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and Scott Monument are right on our doorstep. Our great location on Blackfriars Street means we are only minutes from Waverley Station which is right next to the airport bus stand and the city centre tram stop.

Our fully licensed bar, Bar 50, serves locally sourced food and drinks from 8am until late, and adds to our lively atmosphere. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the building, the use of our guest kitchen and you'll have 24 hrs access to our secure lockers.

Safestay is the ideal destination for your Edinburgh city break.


The Cowgate's Best Kept Secret

Bar 50 is a popular choice for our guests and locals. During the day, it is the best place to relax, get set for the day ahead or plan your next trip. The lively evening atmosphere and weekly events offers all party goers everything they could wish for.

Breakfast is served from 8am, our tasty day menu and wide selection of drinks are served until late. Whether you're playing pool, enjoying our Monday open mic night or taking part in our weekly pub quiz. Bar 50 is a great place to spend time away from your room. Please visit for more details.



We welcome groups of all sizes and our range of rooms, from private rooms for leaders to dormitories with 4 to 12 bunk beds, makes us the ideal option for affordable, safe and clean group accommodation.

All of our bedrooms come with en-suite facilities and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Our bar, Bar 50, provides groups a place to meet and mingle and can cater a full board service. Our specialist group reservation team will work closely with you to make sure we can accommodate your group at a great price.


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49 Rooms, 272 Beds

  • 8x 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 3x 5 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 10x 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 14x 8 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 1x 10 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 1x 12 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 5x Twin Bunk Private Room
  • 6x Single Bunk over Double Bed Private Room *
  • 1x 3 Single Beds Private Room
  • * = w/- en-suite


  • Free WiFi
  • Large social area
  • En-suite room available
  • Coach set-down and pick-up only
  • Luggage store
  • GROUP DISCOUNTS when booking 10 or more people


Safestay only serve quality food that has been responsibly sourced by our suppliers.

Safestay Edinburgh offers a fully cooked, self served breakfast for £5.50 per person (on the day price is £5.95 per person). Breakfast is available daily from 08.00-10.00 (08.00-11.00 Sat-Sun). The breakfast includes a variety of cooked items (sausage, bacon, eggs etc.) as well as a selection of cereals & fruit accompanied by tea/coffee & toast.

Sample Groups Menu


Call +44 131 524 1989 or complete the online form.

Click here to see our Group Terms and Conditions.

Facilities & Services

We want to make sure you have everything you need when you stay with us, which is why all of our hostels have fantastic facilities.

Safestay Edinburgh offers en-suite facilities throughout in rooms ranging from private twins through to dormitory rooms with 3 to 12 bunk beds. This allows us to cater for groups of all sizes including families, couples, backpackers and school trips.


  • Licensed bar & kitchen
  • Private courtyard
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet terminals
  • Secure key card access
  • CCTV
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Outdoor heated smoked area
  • Laundry
  • Luggage store
  • Outdoor cycle rack
  • Ironing facilities available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • ATM - Cash Machine


  • Bed linen provided
  • Personal reading lights
  • Personal storage
  • Secure key card access
  • Private rooms available
  • Free tea / coffee in private rooms
  • Towels provided in private rooms
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided in all rooms
  • Cot available on request


  • Fully Cooked Breakfast
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Housekeeping
  • Alcohol licence
  • Late check-out available with private rooms
  • Free walking tour leaves 10.35am daily

Good to know

Check-inFrom 15:00 hours

Check-outUntil 10:00 hours

Late check-out available with private room bookings

Reception opening timesReception is staffed 24 hours

Cancellation / PrepaymentCancellation and prepayment policies vary according to booking and offer conditions at the time of purchase. Please check the conditions when making a purchase.

Children and extra bedsAll children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

PetsPets, other than assistance dogs, are not allowed at this hostel.

GroupsWhen booking for more than 10 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply. See Groups below.

Payment cards acceptedSafestay Edinburgh accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
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Maps & Directions



From Waverley Train Station take the Market Street exit. Turn to your right, crossing the road walk 100 metres and turn left into Cockburn Street. At top of Cockburn Street, turn left onto the Royal Mile (known also as The High Street) and walk for about 100 metres. At the Raddisson SAS Hotel turn right down Blackfriars Street, Safestay Edinburgh is on the right hand side at 50 Blackfriars Street.

From St. Andrew's Square Bus Station exit using the St Andrew's Square exit. Turn left and walk past Harvey Nichols towards Princes Street. Cross Princess Street and turn left towards the Balmoral Hotel. At the corner turn right onto North Bridge and walk until you reach The Royal Mile (also known as The High Street), turn left and walk around 50 metres. At the Raddisson SAS Hotel, turn right down Blackfriars Street, Safestay Edinburgh is on the right hand side at 50 Blackfriars Street.


Nearest train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. See 'On foot' for directions.

Nearest coach station: St. Andrew's Square Bus Station. See 'On foot' for directions.

From the airport, take the Edinburgh Airport shuttle bus to the final stop at Waverly Bridge (for Waverley Train Station).

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Fancy going from one Safestay Hostel to another? Talk to our reception teams when you stay with us and they'll inform you of great discounts on our standard rates for booking Safestay hostels in other cities. Offers are subject to availability and cannot be applied in conjunction with any other offer.