Cowgate Hostel, 94-116 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JN

Call Lynne Fraser on (0131) 226 2153


The Cowgate Hostel is located on the historic Cowgate Street in Old Town, right in the heart of Edinburgh’s party and cultural district, and within walking distance to many of the city’s diverse attractions. Independent travellers, families and groups of all sizes enjoy this friendly, modern hostel. Explore the city’s vibrant nightlife – including a vast array of pubs, beer gardens and nightclubs, or relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering through Edinburgh’s many museums, art galleries and public parks. Whether you want to explore Edinburgh Castle, check out the many spook-tacular Edinburgh Ghost Tours, roar for your rugby team at Murrayfield Stadium, or hit the clubs on a stag or hen’s party, you can do it all if you choose to stay with at the Cowgate Hostel! The Seadrifter Bar across the road is run by the same team and promises a warm welcome to hostel guests. Long and short-term baggage storage available if required..

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Open:

    All year
  • Booking:

    Book online
  • Directions:

    From Waverley station (Waverley Bridge exit) turn left down Waverley Bridge, roundabout go straight across to Cockburn Street. Follow the road around to the left and up hill. At end of the street cross the road and continue down Blair street, at the end of Blair street turn right, the hostel is about 100m on the left, opposite the 3 Sisters Pub.
  • Public Transport:

    Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is 5 minutes walk from the hostel. Edinburgh Bus Station is 10 minutes walk from the hostel. The Airport bus runs every 10 minutes from the Airport to Waverley Train Station.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the page of accommodation near Castles, the Scottish National Trail and the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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