Our city can be quite expensive at the best of times and for tourists traveling to our city, they often have to shell out a lot of money just for a one night stay.
Luckily, Edinburgh is quite well prepared for the thousands of tourists who frequent our streets every day and there are different types of hotels, bnbs and other accommodation for them to rest after a day of seeing the sites.
But for a top-rated hotel, like TripAdvisor’s number one Edinburgh stay, which we featured earlier in the week, you’re looking at prices from £300 for a single night.
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Still, there’s a place you can sleep in the capital for just a fraction of the price – and guests seem to like the place too.
Although hostels aren’t for everyone, they are a staple of backpacker life and often offer more modern, spacious and clean accommodation than you might think.
And walking through the legendary hostel world website, we found that you can reserve a spot to get forty winks inexpensively. But, it comes with a catch.
If you want to book at Kiss Ass Grayfriars on Cowgate, right in the heart of the city, it will cost you as little as £10.17. And, it even has a beer garden with lovely views of the castle!
However, you will need to be prepared to share a room with up to 29 other people in the 30-bed “superior” dorm.
Describing the layout, the owners say, “Our tower dorm is our coolest room yet. Located in the original tower of this historic old building with 10 beds in the gallery and 20 beds on the lower level.
“The perfect dorm to meet new friends.”
And if you don’t mind giving up a little privacy, you’re sure to benefit from all the hostel has to offer, with guests giving it a string of rave reviews, equivalent to a “superb” 9.1 rating, ranking as one of Edinburgh’s best hostels.
One review, from someone who stayed in the large dorm, said, “Really great hostel! Everything was really clean and the establishment was very secure.
“The hostel looks brand new with charging ports and lamps next to each bed. Plenty of room for your stuff.
“Even in a 30-bed mixed dorm, it didn’t seem crowded or cluttered.
“I would recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Edinburgh!”
Another guest said, “Perfect location for a solo or group trip. It’s close to all the main attractions in the old town and always full of nice people. The staff was always helpful and kind. Totally recommended.
And another review echoed those thoughts to say it’s a great place for those traveling alone to meet people: “This hostel was amazing in every way! As a solo traveler, I was able to meet other people in my room and also in the hostel in general.
“Definitely a hostel with a party vibe.”
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A comfortable stay in Edinburgh with great views and reviews for just £10? Not too bad for a budget stay!
Of course, if you don’t like the 30-bed dorm, Kick Ass also offers private rooms and smaller dorms.
To find out more, you can visit Kick Ass Hostels here.