Whatever brings you to Edinburgh come and stay with us at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls

From a legendary line-up of visual arts festivals to famous comedians and bars fit for only the finest of crawls – Edinburgh has it all. Save your pennies by booking with Euro Hostel and spend the rest of your budget on great Scottish food, cool culture and discovering our Scottih Panda's in our famous Edinburgh Zoo! 

Places of Interest

Places to drink in Edinburgh

The city's selection of crowded pubs and stylish bars will leave you with the Edinburgh blues long after you’re gone.

For live sport, comfort food and good banter, head to Belushi's or McSorley's. For something a little more up market, get an Uber to Indigo Yard – a rustic restaurant bar that specialises in artisan food and craft beers. Their lively courtyard is ideal for some summer cocktails.

Stumble across prohibition style speakeasy, Panda & Sons for a spectrum of tipples from the classic to the concocted. Exposed brick and dimly lit, The Hanging Bat will fulfil a beer lover's every desire. Ever wondered what a Frankenstein-themed beer hall would be like? Of course you have. Fulfil your gothic fiction fantasies in this weird and wonderful pub, that serves up the steins, dishes out German grub and has fishnet-wearing bar top dancers! A truly monstrous experience.

Places to eat in Edinburgh

You'll not find it difficult to encounter a Michelin-starred chef in the kitchens of Edinburgh's restaurants – if that's your thing.

But if you just need that perfect pizzeria or meatery to line your stomach before a heavy day out, there's plenty of those too.

Foundry 39 is an Instagrammable, industrial-style restaurant bar, serving brunch, sourdough pizzas and brisket burgers. Try their famous caramel and chilli chicken wings to give your day a kick start. For Scottish menus and whiskies galore, try gastropubs The Scran and Scallie or The Doric. A short walk from the Halls, MUMS' middle name is Great Comfort Food – literally! Head here for top notch home cooking and hefty portions.

Festivals in Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh Halls accommodation is available from 4th June to 26th August 2019, just in time for the summer festival season!

Having just celebrated its 70th year, The Edinburgh International Festival invites world class performers of dance, music, opera and theatre. This cultural explosion will descend on the city for three weeks during August. During this time, Edinburgh’s famous Fringe Festival is a fantastic mixture of the weird and wonderful, from comedy to circus acts and the downright crackers. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Guaranteed to get you in the summer spirit, Edinburgh’s Jazz and Blues Festival sees both modern and old-school swing, soul and blues-rock acts jazz up local venues over 10 days in July. Other events include Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival – all taking place between July and August. There’s no better place for culture vultures to spend their summer.

Cafes in Edinburgh

You might be in need of a caffeine drip after exploring the beautiful Edinburgh streets.

So, their selection of quaint, cosy café’s are a lovely place to rest after experiencing all the sights the city has to offer. Alongside a curated range of craft beer in the evenings, Brew Lab are home to speciality and cold brew coffees. They even have a training lab which includes latte art masterclasses, one-on-one bespoke barista training and sensory taste classes. An Instagrammers dream, Loudons Café and Bakery has homemade cakes, unusual teas and an all-day weekend brunch. Check out The Milkman’s Insta feed for a glimpse into their achingly cool, hipster vibe. It’s #coffeegoals summed up. For a touch of gourmet, JK Rowling wrote the Potter books over coffee and cake in The Elephant House, 5 mins from the Halls.

Live music in Edinburgh

From atmospheric basements, established pubs or intimate bars, you can find a range of live music venues in Edinburgh to suit every taste.

Mentioned in a Catfish & the Bottlemen lyric, The Liquid Room is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading venues for gigs and club nights and is just a 7-minute walk from the hostel. The Edinburgh Corn Exchange is a converted agricultural hall used with a concert capacity of 3,000. In the summer, the venue transforms into a tropical paradise for the Edinburgh Rum & Reggae Festival.

The Usher Hall is a historical venue, having hosted concerts since 1914. 2018 will welcome the likes of George Ezra, Public Service Broadcasting and 10cc. For a magical music experience, Edinburgh Castle is a stunning location for summer concerts.

Find out more about live music venues in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh marathon

Edinburgh is home to some great sporting venues

The Royal Commonwealth Pool a.k.a. the ‘Commie’, is a category A-listed building in Edinburgh, where visitors can enjoy a huge range of activities from aquadash (an inflatable assault course) to abseiling and clip ‘n’ climb at EICA: Ratho, Edinburgh’s largest indoor climbing arena.

Home to Edinburgh Capitals ice hockey team, Murrayfield Ice Rink is a 3,800-seat multi-purpose arena, next door to Murrayfield Stadium -  the largest stadium in Scotland and the 5th largest in the U.K. Multi-purpose sports facility Meadowbank Stadium is due to re-open in 2020 as a new, state-of-the-art venue, which will include a 500-seat capacity outdoor athletics track and two multi-sport games halls.

Find out more about sporting venues in Edinburgh.

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