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a&o Edinburgh City
2 stars

a&o Edinburgh City

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE, United Kingdom
+44 131 524 1989
C$ 107

rate per night


based on 5,104 reviews

a&o Edinburgh City
Thu 30/5
Fri 31/5
Room type
Nightly total
Standard Room
C$ 107
Double room
C$ 349

About a&o Edinburgh City

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Under a 20-minute stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station, Safestay Edinburgh offers guests an ideal base when visiting Edinburgh. It is situated a brief walk from St Giles Cathedral, University of Edinburgh and Royal Mile.

The hostel offers a 24-hour reception, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and a rooftop terrace. For added convenience, it features luggage storage, laundry facilities and a concierge.

Safestay Edinburgh has 132 rooms and has been recently refurbished. Individual bathrooms offer a shower.

The hostel has an on-site restaurant, ideal for those who prefer to dine in. Those staying at the property can enjoy a varied drinks selection at 50. A choice of eating options are also available in the area.

Tourist attractions close to Safestay Edinburgh include Palace of Holyroodhouse, Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is a five-minute walk from the hostel.

Photos of a&o Edinburgh City

Latest deals for a&o Edinburgh City

Thu 30/5
Fri 31/5
Standard Room
1 twin bed
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Double room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at a&o Edinburgh City

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Night club


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Designated smoking area


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Karaoke
  • Pool table
  • Night club


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • Storage available


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of a&o Edinburgh City

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:4 person suite that held the family. Our own bathroom and shower. Fresh and updated. We didn't use the other amenities. Definitely recommend
Cons:A little loud from some guests using the outdoor Café below our window but not bad.


50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE

What's nearby

  • The Royal Mile54 m
  • Museum of Childhood156 m
  • Real Mary King's Close316 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral324 m
  • National Museum of Scotland324 m
  • National Library Of Scotland388 m
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.4 km
  • Greyfriar's Bobby0.5 km
  • Waverley Mall0.6 km
  • Scott Monument0.6 km
  • Scottish Parliament Building0.7 km
  • Calton Hill0.7 km



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about a&o Edinburgh City

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High season


Average price (weeknight)

C$ 119

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 91
Cheapest month to stay with an average 64% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 59% rise in price.
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When to book a room at a&o Edinburgh City

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Top tips for your stay at a&o Edinburgh City

  • If you’re after a cheap room at a&o Edinburgh City, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in September and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at a&o Edinburgh City, plan to stay on a Friday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Sunday.
  • The cheapest price a room at a&o Edinburgh City was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 164, while the most expensive was C$ 164.
  • How long should you stay at a&o Edinburgh City? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at a&o Edinburgh City

  • Where is a&o Edinburgh City located?

    a&o Edinburgh City is located at 50 Blackfriars Street in Old Town, 0.7 km from the centre of Edinburgh. The Royal Mile is the closest landmark to a&o Edinburgh City.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at a&o Edinburgh City?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at a&o Edinburgh City.

  • Does a&o Edinburgh City offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, a&o Edinburgh City offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is a&o Edinburgh City from the airport?

    a&o Edinburgh City is 11.2 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. a&o Edinburgh City is 57 km from Dundee.

  • How does KAYAK find such great a&o Edinburgh City hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at a&o Edinburgh City in Edinburgh and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at a&o Edinburgh City and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for a&o Edinburgh City.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

0.7 km

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

11.6 km