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Linton Collection - Blackfriars Lofts
9.3 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 396 reviews
9.3

Linton Collection - Blackfriars Lofts is situated in Edinburgh and offers free Wi-Fi. This property is set in the heart of the city.

1 Bedroom Grassmarket Flat Edinburgh

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Within a 20-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, the hotel offers guests an ideal base while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

The Balmoral Hotel
9.4 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,638 reviews
9.4

The Balmoral Hotel offers relaxed accommodation in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8.7 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,665 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is within walking distance of the area's well-known restaurants and was awarded the IHG Quality Excellence Award.

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
8.6 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,342 reviews
8.6

Centrally located, Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. Edinburgh Castle can also be viewed from the hotel.

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
6.6 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

GoodBased on 12 reviews
6.6

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is moments from St Giles Cathedral, restaurants and nightlife options.

Linton Collection - Lord Lyons Chambers
9.0 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 123 reviews
9.0

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, Linton Collection - Lord Lyons Chambers is a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, and provides easy access to nearby restaurants and bars. Those staying at the property can also make use of free wireless internet throughout their stay.

Market Street Hotel
9.5 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 242 reviews
9.5

Just 10 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Market Street hotel has a convenient setting, making it an ideal place to stay while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

Central Studio Flat with view to the Castle
8.4 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 10 reviews
8.4

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is also found only minutes away from Edinburgh Castle.

The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.2 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,177 reviews
9.2

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

Tips for booking a Old Town hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Old Town:$207/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$11/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$81 - $362
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$87 - $266
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Old Town hotels

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Stay Central
8.6 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently situated, Stay Central Hotel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

2
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
9.2 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

3
Cheval Old Town Chambers
9.4 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently located, Old Town Chambers offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. A short stroll from Royal Mile, it provides elegant apartments equipped with wireless internet access.

4
Linton Collection - 28 North Bridge
9.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Linton Collection - North Bridge Lofts is situated in the heart of in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from St Giles Cathedral.

5
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
9.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Located within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is an ideal base while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

6
Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

7
The Scotsman Hotel
9.0 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Established in 1903 and situated in Edinburgh, The Scotsman Hotel features free Wi-Fi, plus views of Edinburgh Castle. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is within walking distance from Edinburgh Bus Station.

8
St. Giles Apartment
8.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently situated, St Giles Apartments offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. It is located a short walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland.

Cheapest hotels in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

$16
Avg. per night
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
8.4 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is located just a short walk from Princes Street and St Giles Cathedral. It is close to the National Museum of Scotland, shops and nightlife options.

$18
Avg. per night
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
7.9 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

$24
Avg. per night
Edinb&b
8.3 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Located within walking distance of Edinburgh Bus Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to discover Edinburgh and its surrounds. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

$34
Avg. per night
Royal Mile Balconies by the Castle
8.5 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Centrally located, Royal Mile Sir Hume Residency allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main tourist and retail hot spots. It is located a brief walk from University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.

$39
Avg. per night
ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile - Hunter Square (new rooms)
8.7 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently situated, Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile Hunter Square offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. A short walk from St Giles Cathedral, it provides stylish rooms equipped with a bathtub and wireless internet access.

$43
Avg. per night
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
8.5 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Set in the heart of the city, Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile provides easy access to Edinburgh's popular retail and sightseeing areas. Only a short walk from University of Edinburgh, it offers modern rooms equipped with an in-room closet, an in-room dining area and heating.

$46
Avg. per night
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
7.6 Good

0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh Show on map

Conveniently situated, Jurys Inn Edinburgh allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. The numerous amenities this stylish hotel has to offer include a safe, laundry facilities and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$46
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Old Town

2 stars and under

$16 - $64

#1 Most popular

$18
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$64
Avg. per night

Best value

Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent
$16
Avg. per night
3 stars

$24 - $93

$46
Avg. per night
$24
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$39 - $536

#1 Most popular

$194
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

The Balmoral Hotel
9.4 Excellent
$240
Avg. per night

Best value

$39
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Old Town

About Old Town

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, Edinburgh’s Old Town packs historic and cultural attractions within its world-famous Royal Mile and the immediate surrounding area. The neighbourhood has held onto much of its original medieval character and is among the Scottish capital’s top attractions.

The Royal Mile cuts through the heart of the district connecting Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and its ruined abbey. Other historic highlights in the neighbourhood include the University of Edinburgh’s Old College, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Scottish Parliament Building, the National Museum of Scotland and the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland. The serpentine alleys snaking off this main artery are a delight to get lost in, as much an attraction of the area as its famous landmarks.

The Old Town is naturally central to modern Edinburgh, with the city’s main National Rail station located within spitting distance of the Royal Mile. Once in the neighbourhood, it is best explored on foot. There are bus routes available for those dreading the city’s many hills, but traffic is quite congested. A new tram system connects the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.

The layout of Edinburgh’s Old Town owes as much to the area’s geographic history as it does to its political or cultural history. The Royal Mile traces the crag and tail of a ridge downward from Edinburgh Castle’s perch atop an extinct volcano. Receding glaciers in the last ice age created this landscape as they pushed soft soil before being split by a harder volcanic rock.

Old Town travel FAQs

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