Stay Central

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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.

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  • Bar
  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available. No cribs (infant beds) available

Pets: Pets not allowed

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:

Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 7.00 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

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

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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