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Hotel a&o Edinburgh City (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Hotel a&o Edinburgh City (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

About a&o Edinburgh City

Redefining the hostel experience, a&o Edinburgh City features a fully stocked bar, as well as 24-hour reception, and no curfew (unlike most other hostels in the area). Dorm options are diverse; guests maintain their choice of four, six, eight, and ten person rooms. Towels, bed linens, and en-suite bathing facilities are included. Private dorms are also available. In addition to free Wi-Fi, a&o Edinburgh City generously provides visitors with self-catering kitchens. The bar--housing a vast assortment of wines and ales--is perfect for a midday or evening meal. Secure storage lockers are also provided in abundance. This five-star hostel serves light-dishes from the mornings well into the evenings. Diversity in cuisine options is not lacking, as the encompassing area abounds with various restaurants and cafes. Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Dungeons are just a few miles from the property.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking(Unavailable)
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant(Unavailable)
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 6094  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(7.6/10)
  • LocationExcellent  (9.2 / 10)
  • RoomsGood  (7.5 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.2 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.0 / 10)

Positive Reviews


City-Centre Location.

When staying at Smart City Hostels, the various bustling attractions of Edinburgh are only a brief walk from the site. Delight in various styles of cuisine, a diverse range of entertainment venues, and multiple historic sites, such as Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Dungeons. Bus stops and train depots are also only a short distance away.


Almost Overbearing in Hospitality.

Immediately upon arrival, visitors are greeted by courteous personnel. The staff at Smart City Hostels place hospitality above all else when tending to the requests and concerns of their guests. Whether you're in need of directions to the hostel or any of the surrounding attractions, conversing with reception on arrival, or enjoying a drink from the bar, impeccable service is ensured.


Homely Amenities.

Previous visitors are often inclined to regard Smart City Hostels as their home-away-from-home. With convenient amenities--such as complimentary Wi-Fi, bar service, and 24-hour reception--one's stay is anything but ill-accommodated. Private dorms are available, consisting of twins, triples, quads, and six-person rooms.

Negative Reviews


A Tad Noisy.

However spacious and comfortable, the sleeping arrangements at Smart City Hostels are often subject to noise from the ground floor bar, as well as rowdy passersby. Previous visitors have expressed their frustration with enduring little sleep, as commotion emitting from the bar can be heard well into the evening.


Poor Wi-Fi Connection.

While Smart City Hostels provides guests with complimentary Wi-Fi, some have found difficulty when attempting to connect from the dorms. Although Wi-Fi accessibility tends to be a bit sounder in other residents' facilities, the connection speed may be slower than what most are familiar with.


Some Dated and Unclean Facilities.

Previous residents of this city-centre hostel have borne complaints over the condition of some facilities. In addition to creaking floor boards, leaking faucets, scuffed counter tops, and frayed drapes have incurred the negative attention of guests.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Express check-in
  3. Lift
  4. Terrace
  5. Pets allowed
  6. Hotel bar
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. 24-hour reception
  9. Snack bar
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Washing machine
  12. Free WiFi in public areas
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible bathroom
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Television
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Central heating
  5. Desk
  6. Safe
  7. WiFi
  8. Free WiFi (rooms)
  9. Closet
Sports facilities
  1. Pool table
For children
  1. Playground
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


50 Blackfriars Street,  EH1 1NE,  Edinburgh,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 131 524 1980 | Fax: +44(131)524 1989 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about a&o Edinburgh City

  • Is there a pool area at a&o Edinburgh City?

    No, a&o Edinburgh City doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at a&o Edinburgh City?

    Yes, a&o Edinburgh City has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at a&o Edinburgh City?

    No, a&o Edinburgh City doesn’t provide parking.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at a&o Edinburgh City?

    Check-in at a&o Edinburgh City is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is a&o Edinburgh City located?

    a&o Edinburgh City is located in 50 Blackfriars Street, EH1 1NE, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.