Hotel Room in EdinburghWhen planning your vacation in Edinburgh, choosing the right accommodation is the next step after booking your plane ticket. Everyone seems to want to visit Edinburgh during the festival (in August), hence it can be very hard to find accommodation even if you try to look six months in advance. So the sooner you book, the better.

Accommodation in Edinburgh takes many forms. From the luxury 5 star hotels, to the hostels and B&Bs plus everything in between.

Let’s take a look at some accommodation types in Edinburgh so that you know what to expect.


Generally the price for a hotel room is determined by the season when you choose to travel. During summer and mostly in August, the prices are at their highest, while the hotels are booked solid. Other popular vacation time is the New Years; hence the prices go up again.




There are plenty of hotels in Edinburgh, from the luxury ones to the non-rated or 1-star hotels but if you want to save a little but still have the hotel comfort, try one of the family-run hotels in the 2-3 stars range.

>>more information on the Edinburgh Hotels


Hostels in Edinburgh vary from the non-stop partying ones to the quiet ones where you can actually feel the history. There are hostels pretty much everything and the prices tend to be lower as you go further from the city center. Prices are also determined by the amenities offered and the tourist season.

>>more information on Edinburgh Hostels

B&Bs and Guesthouses

Edinburgh seems to have enough relatively inexpensive accommodation to cater for any traveler, but you should know what to look for. Hostels aren’t the only places where you can stay for lower prices than in hotels. Guesthouses and B&Bs (bed & breakfast) are also relatively inexpensive, although they cost a bit more than the traditional hostel but less than the hostel. Plus they seem to have a particular Scottish charm.

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