We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edinburgh Metro Hostel

11/2 Robertson's Close Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LY, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Edinburgh Metro Hostel
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #74 of 190 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Speisesarah Vilnius, Lithuania
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    8
    13
    5
    4
    1
See reviews for
3
2
16
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (31)
  • Mar-May only
    (3)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (18)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (9)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (1)
All months
Vilnius, Lithuania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleased: a simple but clean and cheap place to stay right in the city center. Very helpful and friendly staff, felt welcome and safe. I'll definitely come back when I'll be in Edinburgh again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Offenbach, Germany
Level Contributor
147 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This hostel is actually part of Edinburgh University and a student hall - which means it's accessible for outside visitors only during the summer holidays, July and August (dates vary slightly each year). For European visitors it may come as a surprise, but students at British colleges often have to remove all their stuff from their small flats during the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay at Edinburgh Metro and good to read you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us. There are a few housekeeping issues you have raised her, particularly in relation to the sheets, these should have been changed during your stay, and we will ensure that we... More 

Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is well located and provides private rooms that are very good. It is as if you were a student in a univeristy buildig. The only bad thing is the kitchen: not enough dishes, pans or forks AT ALL. The rest isfine. The staff was very helpful with my luggage and helped me get free storage in the next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our summer Youth Hostel, we will review the kitchen equipment we provide in time for next summer. Thanks once again for your review. Lorna Padden More 

York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As the Hostel is used as Student accommodation, I was slightly apprehensive. Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised. If these were my 'halls' at University, I would have been really happy. The room is basic but has everything required, desk & wardrobe etc. The bathroom was a generic shared bathroom, the kitchen & 'living room' area were pretty handy after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

What a great review, thanks so much, we were smiling when we read it, please be sure to pass on the good word so we can be back again next year. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Lochristi, Belgium
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was her for two nights during summertime, Fringe Festival was on and plenty of sold out hotels around. As it was only for 2 nights, I tried the 'hostel beds'' and guess what…I'm satisfied (in the basic needs for such basic price). Wife very speedy, bed ok (not luxurious), and shared bathroom was not always occupied…some advantage in such... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

Francis B Thanks so much for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel. We really appreciate you taking the time, and hopefully we will see you again for the Fringe. Lorna padden More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Due to this being located in Edinburgh University's residences, the accommodation is of a very high standard. You will have a private room for the price of shared accommodation at many other hostels, the internet is very very quick and free, and most of all, the hostel is superbly located, walking distance from pretty much everything in Edinburgh.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

Corneels d Thanks so much for your review of Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel, really appreciate it. Come back and see us this year. As you mentioned there was work going on at the property last year which did overrun, this was totally out of the control of SYHA as it was working being undertaken by the university itself, we really... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
111 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good value for money. In an excellent location as the royal mile and Edinburgh castle is at a walking distance from the hostel. Ideal for backpackers and the staff is really helpful. Would definitely recommend this hostel for anyone looking for an accommodation with a good value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The staff was incredibly helpfull and caring even though they were really busy at the moment when I was there. I stayed two nights there and only payed 50 pounds. (It's a really great deal for Edinburgh where accomodation is a little bit expensive!)

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Scotland
Level Contributor
106 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

While the location is central and very convenient for the Edinbught Festival, this summer only hostel has a bit of a nerve to charge £40 a night for being surrounded by a 'work in progress' - this is a very active building site. Dust and noise abound. Kitchen was not as well equipped as one would have hoped. Check-in staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Edinburgh hotels

London
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a great place to stay if you are in Edinburgh for the festivals and are on a budget. You can walk from here to most of the venues, and coffee can be had at Caffe Nero at Blackwell's Bookshop which is less than 5 minutes walk up the cobbled hill. Of course you can make your own breakfast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
Old Town
Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge
Old Town
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
Old Town
Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
#20 of 190 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 727 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Old Town
Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
#56 of 190 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 547 reviews
Old Town
High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
#34 of 190 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 261 reviews
Princes Street and Gardens
The Baxter
The Baxter
#12 of 190 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 72 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay