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The Cowgate Hostel

96-112 Cowgate


Some of our neighbours include the famous Three Sisters Bar (“Where The Festival Never Ends”) and the infamous Cabaret Voltaire Club and music venue. We are also just a short stroll away from The Castle, Grassmarket, The Royal Mile, and dozens of museums and points of interest.

With a variety of rooms to suit all budgets, you can choose to sleep privately or bunch in with friends old or new. We welcome groups of all sizes and ages, from School visits to stags, there is room for all!
Our dorm rooms feature:

• Bunkbed style sleeping
• Shared bathrooms per apartment
• Free Wifi
• Shared kitchen with microwave, fridge, freezer, and everything you need to make a slap up meal
• Laundry facilities
• Towels available to purchase at £1 each
• Hairdryers for hire
• Living/dining area
• Optional breakfast bag (priced £5.95 per person)
• Bag storage- ditch your bag with us and explore the city freely, priced £5 per 24 hours


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Towels for hire



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From Waverley Station exit onto Market Street. Go up Old Fishmarket Close which takes you onto the Royal Mile. Go over the Royal Mile past the Tron Kirk and down onto the Cowgate.


For Best Avaliable rates a cancellation is free of charge if completed by 2PM local time - 1 day prior to arrival. A valid credit card must be provided to guarantee reservation at time of booking. For Advance Purchase Bookings, prepayment in full at time of booking. Any deposit is Non Refundable and Non Transferable in the event of cancellation. A valid credit card must be provided to guarantee reservation at time of booking.