Dolphin Dunbar, The Dolphin Inn, 2 Queens Road, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1JZ

Call Joanne Waddell on 07789 432275.


OPENING IN SPRING 2021. Dolphin Dunbar Hostel is situated in the centre of the quaint seaside town of Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, 30 miles East of Edinburgh and 30 miles north of the English border at Berwick upon Tweed. With a prime position, the hostels is just a short walk from the beach, the High Street, the harbours and the railway station.

The historic building has been welcoming guests for around 250 years. Laterally falling into disrepair, it has just undergone a major refurbishment. By Spring 2021 (covid restriction permitting) it will once again open it's doors to travellers and holiday makers.

It will now sleep up to 27 across 11 rooms and 2 floors in a mix of double, twin, one triple and one 6-bed dorm. Some doubles are en suite, all the other rooms have access to adjacent bathrooms. Perfectly suited to individuals, couples, families and groups, a whole variety of outdoor activities are available near by to entertain you.

Facilities include a well equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room and laundry, a garden with seating and secure bike storage. Bikes are available to loan and dogs are welcome in some rooms by arrangement. Enquires welcome now for future bookings.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    27: 1x6, 1x3, 2xdbl (en suite) 4xdbl, 3xtwin
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    £30 for adults, £20 for children (12 and under), £20 for dorm beds.
  • Directions:

    From the north or south bound A1 take the exit on the "Asda" roundabout onto Spott Road. At the end, turn left onto Queens Road, the Dolphin Inn is 300m ahead.
  • Public Transport:

    By rail: Dunbar is on the East Coast Mainline. From Dunbar Railway Station walk straight out along Station Road, at the end turn right and Dolphin Inn is straight ahead. By bus: Dunbar is well served by national and local services with all services stopping on the High Street. The Dolphin Inn is a few minutes walk from the High Street at the south end which joins Queens Road.
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
By the Sea New to the Independent Hostels Network Accommodation for Cyclists Available to Individuals

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2021


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
ZDogs by arrangement


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Exciting new hostel opening soon on the Coast and Castles Route

March 9th 2021

The Dolphin Dunbar, fomerly The Dolphin Inn, has undergone a major refurbishment to turn it into a 27 bed hostel, and will soon be welcoming guests. Cyclists planning to do the Coast & Castles South Route or the John Muir Way will be delighted with this new low cost accommodation on the route.

The Coast & Castles South is a 200 mile route running from Newcastle to Edinburgh.  While the John Muir Way (which is also a great walking route) stretches for 143 miles through Scotland’s heartlands from Helenburgh in the west to Dunbar  on the east coast.   John Muir, famous as being the father of national parks in America, was born in Dunbar.

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