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Visiting Edinburgh for a city break and looking to avoid the Old Town crowds? Edinburgh’s West End Village is a quirky neighbourhood best suited for those who like food, pubs and independent shops owned by locals.
The beauty of the West End in Edinburgh is that you are so close to the city centre yet far enough to avoid the Scotland souvenir shops!
Let’s take a look at where to stay in the West End! Below we’ll share the best hotels and Airbnb apartments for every budget.
Edinburgh West End Hotels
There is a fair amount of choice when it comes to hotels in Edinburgh’s West End with a decent variety when it comes to satisfying budgets.
This means you can book a boutique hotel with castle views for a special occasion or a budget room for a flying visit.
- Waldorf Astoria – 1903 building with Castle views, luxury hotel
- The Kimpton – Charlotte Square boutique hotel, modern decor
- Hampton By Hilton Edinburgh West End – clean, close to EICC
- Hotel YOTEL Edinburgh – affordable, good location
- Hotel Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West – budget-friendly, free parking
Airbnbs In Edinburgh West End
Want to have the place to yourself so you can enjoy privacy and/or cook for yourself after visiting one of Edinburgh’s weekend markets?
An Airbnb may be the best option for you.
- Boutique West End Georgian Flat – 2 guests and 1 bedroom
- Unique West End Stable Mews – 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed
- Bright Apartment in West End – 2-4 guests, 1 bedroom
Edinburgh West End Hostels
If you are flying solo and want to meet friends or are visiting on a tight budget consider one of the following Edinburgh hostels located in the West End.
- The Westend Hostel – Best rated, clean, great for large groups
- Belford Hostel – Small but comfortable rooms, very clean bathrooms
Other West End Guides
- Best West End bars
- West End Village restaurants you should try
- West End Village guide
- Airbnbs in Edinburgh City Centre
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