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Stay Central

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • The hip & modern Stay Central Hotel is in Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Edinburgh Castle & the Scottish National Gallery are a short stroll from the hotel
  • Bedrooms feature a rainfall shower, an iPod dock & quirky décor
  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Quality Checked by Travelzoo
  • Best Rate Guaranteed
  • No Booking Fees


139 Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1LL
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Stay Central in Edinburgh is a modern and quirky hotel on Cowgate, in the city's Old Town, just steps from the Royal Mile.

This hotel is in an ideal spot from which to discover everything that Edinburgh has to offer, with so many sights on the doorstep. Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Gallery are both 10 minutes' walk from the hotel, and the National Museum of Scotland and the Festival Theatre Edinburgh are both even closer. Waverley railway station, meanwhile, is just over 10 minutes' walk.

Breakfast is served from 7:30-11am, or can be ordered to the room directly. There is a 24-hour front desk and also a bar/lounge area for guests to use.

Décor is original and playful, with a hint of shabby chic, too. Rooms are categorised by size -- you can choose from S, M, L, XL and XXL, and there's also a 9-bed dormitory. Bedrooms feature rainfall showers and come with free Wi-Fi. We recommend L rooms for couples looking for a bit of extra space -- they have day beds Sky TV, an iPod dock, board games, a coffee machine, robes and slippers, and even GHD hair straighteners.


  • Bar
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 6.95 per person (approximately)
    • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

Stay Central Hotel is located in Edinburgh's Old Town, just ten minutes' walk from Waverley railway station and 20 minutes' drive from Edinburgh Airport.


  • 139 Cowgate
  • Edinburgh, EH1 1LL
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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