Edinburgh Castle

What We Do


  • Edinburgh city centre location, just 50 metres from Princes Street
  • 24 Hour reception, so there is always someone there in case you need anything
  • High Speed WiFi Internet Access throughout the hostel; we know you want the Internet everywhere you go
  • FREE tea & coffee
  • FREE complimentary breakfast
  • All taxes included in prices
  • International sockets in rooms, no need for adaptors
  • Edinburgh's newest hostel, opened August 2011
  • Luxury towels and bedding, we like to look after you
  • Lockers and secure storage, so your stuff is safe
  • Full kitchen and dining area, so you can be self-sufficient
  • Laundry services, just in case you need it
  • Most importantly, we provide a warm and friendly service, and plan to be Edinburgh's best hostel

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Hostel Deals & Services


We try to find good deals for our guests, and offer extra services to make your stay in Edinburgh an easy and comfortable one.

  • Exclusive cheap drinks and live music Edinburgh premier live music bar, Bannerman's. Read more...
  • Pick up direct from Edinburgh Airport. Read more...

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New June 2012


Quality Beds for a more Comfortable Sleep

Introducing the new sleep experience at Haggis Hostels. All our solid pine beds are topped with a sprung mattress and finished with a layer of memory foam for extra comfort and relaxation.

Not only that but our beds are FULL sized and they come with FREE luxury bedding.

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Welcome to Haggis Hostels, Edinburgh


Hello and welcome to Haggis Hostels, Edinburgh's premier affordable accommodation provider. We are the most centrally located hostel in Edinburgh and an ideal base for your stay. Within walking distance of the all of Edinburgh's major historical places of interest including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and The Scottish Parliament. At Haggis Hostels we aim to give our guests a luxury experience from arrival to departure. We aim to assist you with all of your needs. Using our local knowledge to advise you on anything from travel arrangements to shopping assistance. Testament to the high standards that we offer we have achieved a 4 star award from Visit Scotland for our Edinburgh hostel in only our second year, and a certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for 2013. We should be your first choice for accommodation when you book a hostel in Edinburgh.

The Best Hostel in Edinburgh

Best Hostel in Scotland 2012 Finalist

Golden Backpacker Awards

Haggis Hostels was a finalist in the TNT Best Hostel in Scotland Award.

If you're looking for the most friendly, comfortable hostel in Edinburgh, then you've found it. We've tried hard to think of all the things you'll need to make your stay a happy one, you can trust Haggis Hostels!

Rooms from £18

Single sex and family rooms from £22

Experience Edinburgh with Haggis Hostels

Imagine awakening at Haggis Hostel West Register Street, Edinburgh - get up at your leisure, have breakfast in the dining area overlooking Edinburgh's Princes Street. Listen to the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh's Capital City spring in to action, then step out the front door and walk right in to the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital City.

Begin an historical adventure at the Palace of Holyrood House, the Royal Family's official Scottish residence and experience first hand the history and luxury of the British Monarchy through the ages. Taking a stroll up the Royal Mile, pop into Canongate Kirk (where the latest Royal wedding took place!), visit John Knox's house and even sample a wee dram of Whisky in one of Edinburgh's oldest Pubs before arriving at the world famous and stunning Edinburgh Castle. On your return to the Hostel you can take in one of the three National Art Galleries of Scotland, saunter along beautiful Princes Street Gardens and stock up on souvenirs at Jenners, Edinburgh's oldest department store founded in 1838.

In the evening, freshen up in Haggis Hostels free hot showers before heading out to the theatre, concert hall, pub or club - Edinburgh has something for everyone! You might like to stay out and live it up in Edinburgh's capital city with Festival licences running until 5am or return to Haggis Hostel and revitalise for the next fun-filled day ahead.

Still unsure, then have a look at guest reviews, and the gallery where you will find photos and reviews of the hostel from our guests and see why others have had a great time in Edinburgh, made all the better for staying with Haggis Hostels.

Like our Haggis? Then you'll need to take a look at our merchandise section to get yourself one. We have a wide range of items for you to take home with you to remind you of your time in Edinburgh.

We can even help with excursion in and around Edinburgh, have a look at our excursions page to find out more, or just drop us an email.

Still have more questions, then check out the FAQ section where the most common questions we get asked are, well, answered. If you stil have more questions, then just contact us and we'll be happy to help.