Stay Central

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: 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-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am


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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

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

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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