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Last minute booking May 10-16 in Edinburgh and need help finding an affordable hotel for 1 person

I found a roundtrip airfare for $738 to Edinburgh Scotland May 10-16 and I am having a hard time finding an affordable rate. I am not interested in hostels and looking for a hotel in $75-100 range per night. Could you send me some links of hotels to check out in this price range? Thank you.

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704 posts

That is a very low budget for Edinburgh. I actually would be surprised if you can find anywhere at that price point that isn’t a hostel. Possibly a very budget and tired B&B. If I was you, and my budget was fixed, I’d split my trip and have half my nights in more expensive Edinburgh and then half somewhere cheaper.

Posted by
4109 posts

Very suspicious. Why does it matter what the air fare was?
Why want links, rather than just hotel names, and a near impossible mission.
Isn't asking about an itinerary.

Posted by
25587 posts

First, check if you haven't already done so.

I'm traveling at the moment and don't have access to my notes from previous trips, but the place I stayed back in 2017 might be in your price range. I think it was the Destiny Murano property just east of the main road heading out to Leith. I found it on, but boking directly might be less expensive.

It's called "student housing". The rooms are very small and have what I call "dorm furniture", including single beds, but you have your own bathroom. I also had access to a refrigerator ahared by about 6 rooms.

I walked to the Royal Mile, etc., but it is some distance, so check the mileage on Google Mapa to be sure you're OK with it. There are buses passing nearby.

Edinburgh is not an inexpensive city. I think you'd find Glasgow quite a bit cheaper.

Posted by
1597 posts

That's £60-£80 for a hotel in Edinburgh... I think you will be struggling to find anything reasonable for that price - and you might not want to stop in any that are that cheap...

Posted by
14149 posts

I checked Premier Inns. There in-city hotels are out of your price range but some of their suburban hotels are closer to your price range. You just have to see how difficult it would be to go into the city every day. For some, without a car, there is no public transit. You would need a cab and if you're shelling out for a cab, you might as well put that money into a closer hotel.

You might also want to look at hotels near the airport. At least from there you can get a tram into the center of the city.

Posted by
35 posts

For your budget you could stay in central Glasgow and travel to Edinburgh on the train. Maybe check out Glasgow one or two days.
Can you get a flight to Glasgow instead?

Posted by
15 posts

Is this your first trip to Europe? One person traveling, looking for a 'cheap hotel' and doesn't want to stay in a hostel? You may be better staying at home. Check out Rick Steves guide book, even the area around Dalkeith Road may be too much for you. Many may already be booked. May is the beginning of the high season.

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4109 posts

Would the OP like to update us on where they stayed?

Posted by
496 posts

Try Kingsway Guest House. We stayed 4 nights in December. Best breakfast ever snd on bus route

Posted by
1376 posts

Wish I'd seen this sooner. There are several Travelodges on the outskirts of Edinburgh (Dreghorn, for example), that are still advertising prices well under $100 per night. Most of them are a reasonable cost bus ride from the city centre.

This won't help joeybaker, but it may help anyone else looking fro non-hostel budget hotel offerings. Travelodges are not great, but it's basically a place to sleep, and you can use the money that you save to have a splash out in the city.

Mike (Auchterless)