Where to Stay in Edinburgh’s Old Town

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Wondering where to Stay in Edinburgh Old Town? This guide details budget to boutique options for those looking to book accommodation in the heart of the the city’s tourist attractions. The Old Town is an ideal area for those looking to pack in historical landmarks, fun attractions for all age ages, informative walking tours and day tours from Scotland’s capital.

Below we’ll share the best hotels in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Airbnb apartments and hostels for every budget.


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Edinburgh Castle House Tops Edinburgh Old Town Views From National Museum

Best Hotels in Old Town, Edinburgh

From boutique to bespoke, haunted to homely, stay in the heart of Edinburgh in a private room with WiFi, AC and other comforts.

The following hotels are ideal for couples looking for a bit of luxury or friends hoping for a comfortable stay close to restaurants and bars.


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Edinburgh Castle Shops View From Grassmarket

Old Town, Edinburgh Airbnb Apartments

Prefer to have an entire apartment all to yourself so you can enjoy the privacy of a home setting? Airbnb may be the answer.

Airbnb apartments are also great for those who like to cook at home.

Pay a visit to the Grassmarket Farmers Market (Saturdays) and cook up a storm.


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Old Town, Edinburgh Hostels

Are you visiting solo and looking to meet friends?

The Old Town hostels are the best set up for communal fun so you won’t have to worry about being alone in this bustling city.

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