The 10 Best Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh

by Paul Joseph  |  Published May 30, 2017

Scotland’s compact, hilly capital never fails to fascinate and excite. Teeming with history, its beautiful medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town are a delight to wander around at any time of year, with even Scotland’s famously inclement weather doing little to dampen the spirits. The city sits in the imposing shadow of Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, and one of its main tourism attractions. But there is plenty more to see here, in one of Europe’s most beguiling cities.

For affordable accommodation, visitors to Edinburgh have plenty to choose from. Many of its hotels are located in the city centre, and you’ll inevitably pay a premium here, but if you’re happy to be positioned a little further out, there’s a wide range of cheap hotels to be found in Edinburgh’s outskirts too. We’ve picked out 10 of the best across the city, based on price, location and guest reviews.