EuroCheapo's guide to hotels in Edinburgh
The best budget hotels in Edinburgh... made simple.
The York House Hotel offers 20 guestrooms in the center of Edinburgh, less than a five-minute walk from Princes Street.
Located down the hill from Edinburgh Castle, the two-star Grassmarket Hotel offers 44 rooms in a vibrant area of Old Town with many pubs, clubs, and restaurants.
Very Good 7.8
Ramsay's Bed and Breakfast offers four rooms in New Town, less than a five-minute walk from Princes Street.
Ballantrae at the West End is a three-star, family-run hotel located between Water of Leith and Haymarket Station.
Very Good 7.4
The family-run Bield Bed and Breakfast sits west of the Royal Botanical Garden in the West End-Murrayfield area of Edinburgh.
The two-star Cairn Hotel is located on the eastern side of New Town, just north of Calton Hill.
The three-star Ailsa Craig offers 17 non-smoking rooms in an early 19th-century Georgian building just north of Carlton Hill and east of New Town.
Very Good 7.5
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Budget travelers be aware: Edinburgh attracts more than one million tourists a year, nearly half of them in August for the city’s annual theater festival. Even outside of festival time, Edinburgh beckons with its beautifully restored Old and New Towns, making it the United Kingdom’s second-most visited city.
All of this can get expensive for visitors. But it doesn’t need to be out of reach—especially as Edinburgh is also home to a number of budget-friendly hotels, many of which you can find on EuroCheapo.
Getting started: To find the best budget hotel for your trip, do a search for your travel dates in the box above, or simply click through to see our list of recommended hotels. If you’d like a little help choosing a neighborhood in Edinburgh, check out our neighborhood overview. And read through the articles listed below for additional tips on keeping it cheap.
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