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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
R1 446

rate per night


based on 5 104 reviews

a&o Edinburgh City
Fri 31/5
Sat 1/6
Room type
Nightly total
Standard Room
R1 446
Double room
R4 704

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. A tour desk is on hand and Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is minutes away on foot, making it easy for guests to discover the local area and its attractions.

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. The local neighbourhood is also famous for its shops and boutiques.

Photos of a&o Edinburgh City

Latest deals for a&o Edinburgh City

Fri 31/5
Sat 1/6
Standard Room
No inclusions
1 twin bed
R1 446
per night
No inclusions
bed type unknown
R1 599
per night
No inclusions
bed type unknown
R1 757
per night
Double room
No inclusions
bed type unknown
R4 704
per night

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, 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)
  • Dustbins

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • 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
  • 24-hour 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

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of a&o Edinburgh City

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

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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 15:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about a&o Edinburgh City

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Average price (weeknight)

R1 913
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Most expensive month to stay with an average 0% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at a&o Edinburgh City

  • 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 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 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 56,5 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 city centre

0,7 km

Nearest airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

11,6 km