Party under the stars at Edinburgh’s biggest street festival this New Year

new year fireworks

Then, after you’ve had your fill of celebration, fireworks, music, dancing and theatre, retire to one of our independent hostels located in the heart of Edinburgh.

Hogmanay 2021/2022

Celebrating the New Year in Edinburgh is set to be unforgettable. The celebration kicks off on the 29th of December with award-winning Scottish folk band Breabach.

Don’t miss out on Scottish national treasure Dougie Maclean on the 30th. As well as a torchlit procession accompanied by song, dance and light installation. The procession will start at Edinburgh’s old town before ending at Holyrood park and will subsequently be unforgettable family fun.

On New Year itself, be spellbound by Eddi Reader, whose musical career spans four decades and has amassed nine critically acclaimed solo albums and three BRIT awards. Be astounded by Hogmanay’s world famous firework display which illuminates Edinburgh castle and the surrounding city as the clock tolls midnight.

Find out more and book tickets on Edinburgh Hogmanay 2021 official site.

Castle Rock Hostel

castle rock hostel for the new year

Situated a mere stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, Castle Rock Hostel has panoramic views over the city. Castle Rock Hostel has 24 hour reception and no curfew, subsequently this means you can celebrate well into the night knowing there’s a  cosy bed waiting for you once you’ve finished. Additionally, the large and colourful communal room is perfect for socialising.

Check out their website for availability and booking: Castle Rock Hostel.

Royal Mile Backpackers

royal mile edinburgh party hostel

This small and cosy hostel is jam packed full of character and it’s perfectly located on Edinburgh’s most famous street: The Royal Mile. You can practically watch the celebrations from the comfort of your bed! With friendly staff and a revolving door of travellers you are sure to make friends before making the most of your time in Scotland’s capital.

Check out their website for availability and booking: Royal Mile Backpackers.

High Street Hostel

hostel close to royal mile edinburgh

Located just off the historic Royal Mile in a 470-year-old building, High Street Hostel is the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh’s colourful nightlife. High street hostel boasts a large communal area, tables, sofas and a pool table. It’s the ideal place to meet new people and subsequently have an unforgettable New Year.

Check out their website for availability and booking: High Street Hostel