Stay Central

Stay Central

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS, United Kingdom
+44 131 622 6801

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About Stay Central

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated within walking distance of Edinburgh Bus Station, Stay Central Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Edinburgh. Only a short walk from St Giles Cathedral, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with an iPod docking station, an in-room safe and a flat-screen TV.

There are a variety of amenities on offer to those staying at the hotel, such as a courtyard and free Wi-Fi. Just moments from nearby clubs and bars, this 3-star hotel also allows guests to easily explore the local nightlife.

The rooms are air conditioned and offer a desk, a private bathroom and a seating area. All provide an in-room closet, heating and ironing facilities.

Stay Central Hotel is surrounded by the area's tourist attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, which is within walking distance. University of Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland and Royal Mile are all a short walk away.

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Rooms available at Stay Central

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Amenities at Stay Central

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • 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
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • 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
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Pets not allowed
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shower
  • Additional toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Gaming console
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Evening entertainment
  • Night club

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Desk

Reviews of Stay Central

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:We stayed in one of the small rooms. It was indeed small, but extremely well designed and comfortable. It was surprisingly quiet for all of the Fringe mayhem. The shower was the best hotel shower of any hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We love this place and will stay here again.


139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

What's nearby

  • National Library Of Scotland103 yd
  • St Giles' Cathedral150 yd
  • Greyfriars Kirk173 yd
  • Real Mary King's Close184 yd
  • National Museum of Scotland188 yd
  • Greyfriar's Bobby218 yd
  • The Royal Mile312 yd
  • Museum of Childhood428 yd
  • Waverley Mall0.3 mi
  • Princes Street Gardens0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument0.3 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland0.3 mi
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Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Stay Central

  • Stay Central is located at 139 Cowgate in Old Town, 0.3 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. National Library Of Scotland is the closest landmark to Stay Central.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Stay Central.

  • Yes, Stay Central offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Stay Central is 7 miles from Edinburgh Turnhouse. Stay Central is 35.4 miles from Dundee.

  • No, pets are not allowed at Stay Central.

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Distance to city centre

0.3 mi

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Nearest airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

7.0 mi