Staying in Edinburgh

Let us inspire your trip to the Festival City

Kind of a big deal...

Edinburgh's Festivals are among the biggest arts celebrations on earth!

During August, Edinburgh's population more than doubles with visitors, so, we recommend you book accommodation early.

Crowd on the royal mile

If you're looking for somewhere to stay, there are plenty of choices – here are some suggestions.

Hotel finders
and Trivago both offer handy search engines and price comparison functions for accommodation.


There are plenty of Airbnb properties in Edinburgh, or you can find self-catering accommodation through VisitScotland.

Partner hotels

We have partnered with a number of hotels that offer premium accommodation during the International Festival:

The Caledonian - Edinburgh
Princes Street

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

1 Festival Square

Alternative Accommodation

Below are some links to a number of other accommodation options, and Festivals Edinburgh offer a useful guide to finding somewhere to stay in the city as well.

Pollock Halls

Accommodation on the campus for The University of Edinburgh.

Hostelling Scotland

Choose from three affordable youth hostels in Edinburgh city centre.

Travelodge Edinburgh Hotels

Choose from 10 local budget hotels in the heart of Edinburgh and surrounding areas with affordable rooms and convenient links to the city.


An urban concept designed to give travellers a central location and quality sleeping environment at a low cost.

Accommodation in Glasgow

The City of Glasgow is only a 50-minute train journey from Edinburgh city centre and trains and buses run frequently. Glasgow city centre is 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport.


Edinburgh's Attractions

There's more to Edinburgh than the festivals. The city is not only surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, it is also the home to castles, palaces, museums and beautiful gardens.

These sites might help inspire your trip to the Festival City.

Visit Scotland
A one-stop shop for all things Scotland – you can also find recommendations if you want to venture further afield.

Culture Edinburgh

A comprehensive guide to what's on during your stay in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh City Council

For local information on public transport, parking or any major disruptions.