a&o Edinburgh City

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About a&o Edinburgh City

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Under a 20-minute stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station, Safestay Edinburgh offers guests an ideal base when visiting Edinburgh. It is situated a brief walk from St Giles Cathedral, University of Edinburgh and Royal Mile.

The hostel offers a 24-hour reception, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and a rooftop terrace. For added convenience, it features luggage storage, laundry facilities and a concierge. A tour desk is on hand and Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is minutes away on foot, making it easy for guests to discover the local area and its attractions.

Safestay Edinburgh has 132 rooms and has been recently refurbished. Individual bathrooms offer a shower.

The hostel has an on-site restaurant, ideal for those who prefer to dine in. Those staying at the property can enjoy a varied drinks selection at 50. A choice of eating options are also available in the area.

Tourist attractions close to Safestay Edinburgh include Palace of Holyroodhouse, Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. The local neighbourhood is also famous for its shops and boutiques.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on the total costs of the stay, including taxes and fees.

Amenities at a&o Edinburgh City

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Night club

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Designated smoking area


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Karaoke
  • Pool table
  • Night club


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • Storage available


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying

Family friendly

  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities

Reviews of a&o Edinburgh City

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:4 person suite that held the family. Our own bathroom and shower. Fresh and updated. We didn't use the other amenities. Definitely recommend
Cons:A little loud from some guests using the outdoor Café below our window but not bad.


50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE

What's nearby

  • The Royal Mile59 yd
  • Museum of Childhood170 yd
  • Real Mary King's Close346 yd
  • St Giles' Cathedral354 yd
  • National Museum of Scotland355 yd
  • National Library Of Scotland425 yd
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.3 mi
  • Greyfriar's Bobby0.3 mi
  • Waverley Mall0.4 mi
  • Scott Monument0.4 mi
  • Scottish Parliament Building0.4 mi
  • Calton Hill0.4 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:00


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Top tips for your stay at a&o Edinburgh City

  • If you’re after a cheap room at a&o Edinburgh City, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in June and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at a&o Edinburgh City, plan to stay on a Sunday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at a&o Edinburgh City was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £19, while the most expensive was £27.
  • How long should you stay at a&o Edinburgh City? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at a&o Edinburgh City

  • Where is a&o Edinburgh City located?

    a&o Edinburgh City is located at 50 Blackfriars Street in Old Town, 0.5 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. The Royal Mile is the closest landmark to a&o Edinburgh City.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at a&o Edinburgh City?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at a&o Edinburgh City.

  • Does a&o Edinburgh City offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, a&o Edinburgh City offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is a&o Edinburgh City from the airport?

    a&o Edinburgh City is 6.9 miles from Edinburgh Turnhouse. a&o Edinburgh City is 35.1 miles from Dundee.

  • How does KAYAK find such great a&o Edinburgh City hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at a&o Edinburgh City in Edinburgh and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at a&o Edinburgh City and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for a&o Edinburgh City.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.5 mi

Nearest airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

7.2 mi