Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland for Youth and Schools

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Hostel accommodation sleeping 272, ideal for large youth and other groups, in central Edinburgh

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, sleeps 2-272 in 49 bedrooms.

Safestay Edinburgh is a purpose designed 5 star hostel in the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town, close to attractions, museums, Edinburgh Castle and the city's historical and cultural heritage. It is the ideal budget accommodation for school, university, cultural and sporting groups to explore Scotland's Capital City. And with easy access to the rest of Scotland it is an ideal base for youth groups to discover Edinburgh's surroundings. We are the perfect choice for theatre groups performing in the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

All rooms are comfortable and spacious and all have en suite facilities. The hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living so there really is something for everyone. For group leaders we can offer private rooms for single, twin or triple occupancy with the rest of the group accommodated in rooms sleeping between 4 and 12 people. Groups can be accommodated in single sex rooms if required. There is also a guest kitchen and laundry room.

Bar 50 a fully licensed restaurant with free WiFi, Sky sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. With a restaurant on site, all of the group's breakfast, lunch and dinner needs can be catered for. The spacious dining area is also ideal for groups to gather together in the evening to discuss the next day's adventures!


A fully equipped self-catering kitchen is available to all guests.
Bar 50 is a fully licensed bar and kitchen which seats 100 people. Group dinner and lunches and packed lunches are available.
Bar 50 is a great area for groups to gather in, as is our quieter area behind reception, and our heated roof terrace is a brilliant space too.
Bar 50 has a great atmosphere with wide screen TVs and pool tables. Open mic night is a Monday from 8pm.
Free WiFi is available.
Bar 50 has pool tables.
Central heating.
All of our dorm and private rooms were refurbished in 2015. We can accommodate between 2 - 12 people in any one room. All of our rooms are en suite.
Each guest is provided with linen and a towel.
All rooms are en suite.
There is disabled access and a small number of rooms provide emergency pull cords and have fully accessible bathrooms.
We have a baby change bathroom, high chairs available in the bar and travel cots (on request).
A heated roof top terrace which is great for enjoying the city rain or shine!
No on site swimming pool but there are leisure centres in the areas.
Secure parking is available on Blackfriars Street in the NCP car park.
Smoking is not permitted indoors. A heated outdoor area is available for smokers.
We do not accommodate pets.


Safestay Edinburgh is located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town making it the perfect base for exploring all that the city has to offer.
200 m.
We have a full licensed bar and kitchen on site. There are plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants in the surrounding area.

Booking Information

Prices range from £20 per person per night for dorm accommodation, and from £45 for a private twin room.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

50 Blackfriars Street
United Kingdom
Waverley train station is only 7 minute walk from the hostel.
Bus stops for most major city bus routes are located minutes from the hostel.
Closest stop for Airlink Edinburgh airport bus service (no 100) is 7 minutes from the hostel, on Princes Street. The tram service is equally good.

Rental Rates

Dorms from £20 per person per night, private twin room from £45 per room.

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Safestay Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Megan Holwill

Joined us: 2014
+44 (0)131 524 1989
50 Blackfriars Street
United Kingdom