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

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Self catering hostel in the seaside town of Dunbar

Opened in July 2021 the Dolphin Inn is situated in the centre of the historic 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 direct train links to both cities. With a prime position, the hostel is just a short walk from the beach, High Street, harbours and the railway station. The hostel can accommodate up to 27 people 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, visit to discover more. Facilities include a well equipped self-catering kitchen, large lounge and dining area. Outside there is a sunny courtyard, laundry and drying room and secure bike storage. Bikes are available to loan and dogs are welcome in some rooms by arrangement.

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), £25 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.
  • Walks :

    Castles and Coasts Route
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
By the Sea Individuals welcome Hostels near to dive sites Accommodation for Cyclists Near a Castle

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022


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


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‘Two Scots Abroad’ come to stay at The Dolphin Inn!

February 9th 2022

Travel writers Gemma and Craig came to stay at the Dolphin Inn, in Dunbar. Here, in their own words, is what they discovered in the beautiful, coastal town of Dunbar.

“Who knew Dunbar had so much going for it?”
A comment from a fellow travel fan. Are you surprised too? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Things to do in Dunbar, East Lothian
🍸Drinks at The Bear & Bull
🐟 Photograph Dunbar Harbour
🍓 Eat stuffed cookies from The Strawberry Barn
🐻 5 metre high DunBear by Sculptor Andy Scott
💸 Shop local on the High Street
🌳 John Muir’s Birthplace – US conservationist
⏳ Dunbar’s history – Castle, Battery & Outside Pool
💨 Segway tour at Foxlake Adventures
🍴 Pub food at The Brig & Barrel
🍕 Pizza & games at Hector’s
🔥 Fireside drinks at Station Yard Micropub
🍫 Hot choc Graze Coffee & Chocolate House
😴 Stay in a family-friendly hostel Dolphin Inn
What have we missed?
During previous visits, we’ve also:
🏖 Climbed the Bridge to Nowhere
🌊 Watched the SUPs at Belhaven Beach
🤤 Had a chippy tea
Still to do:
🔦 See Barns Ness Lighthouse
⚓️ Visit Cove Harbour


Try something new in East Lothian on Scotland’s east coast.

July 16th 2021

Base yourself at the Dolphin Inn, Dunbar and take your pick from a range of adventure activities. Water or land based there are a number of adventure companies in the area or explore by foot or bike.

Dunbar is located half way between Berwick and Edinburgh on Scotland east coast. It is situated on a number of walking and cycling routes and for those who base themselves in Dunbar there are a surprising range of activities and attractions in the area. Sixty things to do in the area. From water based activities including surfing, kitesurfing and wakeboarding (at a cable park) or zip lining, golf and tennis at Dunbar’s local clubs – there is something for everyone. The historic town has a busy harbour, High Street, museums and cliff top walks with fantastic views across to the Bass Rock, Fife and the North Sea. Bird watching and nature walks are also really popular in the area.

lone paddle boarder on the beach with his paddle, his board adn his dog

Ideal accommodation 15 miles from St Abbs Dive Site

July 5th 2021

The newly converted hostel accommodates groups or individuals and has a garden with secure storage. Its a short walk from the beach and harbour at Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland. Contact Freedom Diving for resources. Boats available from EyeMouth.

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