the view to the castle from Calton Hill, Edinburgh city centre
Animal World Gallery - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
looking across to the ruins of Dirleton Castle, East Lothian
Edinburgh Festival Fringe street performers, Royal Mile
Add this to the vibrant student nightlife and you can see why Edinburgh and the Lothians is a popular destination for backpackers and budget travellers from around the world.
Some of the hostels belong to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA) and others are independent or privately owned. However, all of the listed hotels are graded by VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme, so you can sit back and enjoy the best that hostel accommodation the region has to offer.
Use the Accommodation Search to find hostels in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Each listing gives a detailed description of each of the hostels and has a map tab so whether you want to be beside the sea, in the beautiful Lothian countryside, or right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre near the castle and the famous Princes Street and Gardens you’ll find the perfect Edinburgh and Lothians hostel for you.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.