4. A vibrant and friendly stay at St. Christopher’s Hostel, Market Street (£33.50 Per Night in a Private room, £6.80 Per Bed in a Shared Dorm)
For a fun and easy-going place to stay, St. Christopher’s Hostel is the best option. The hostel offers private and shared accommodation in a perfectly central location. The hostel has its own vibrant bar, perfect for meeting new people exploring the city too. The hostel has free breakfast, great discount in the bar (25% off food and drink), free walking tours and pub crawl tours available as well. A comfortable and affordable stay offered here in a prime location!
Parting words for your trip to the Scottish capital…
When embarking for Edinburgh be prepared to get those steps in! The city is built upon an extinct volcano so of course, you can expect some ups and downs during your stay. Always be prepared for rain and shine in Edinburgh, the weather is a bit like Ireland – maybe a little colder!
All in all, I don’t think I have ever come across someone who hasn’t loved this beautiful city. Edinburgh is a place full of exploration, celebration and something a little magical. The only way to experience this city is to immerse yourself in every nook and cranny, every hill and close!
How to get there to Edinburgh
Flights to this destination are very affordable and operate with leading airlines such as Ryanair and Aer Lingus, from Ireland, and a number of European destinations. You’ll not be long flying high until you set your gaze upon the vibrant city landscape as flights out of Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport usually take about 40-50 minutes.
Edinburgh Airport is situated about 30 minutes from the city centre. One way to get into the city is to catch the Airlink 100 bus which operates 24/7. The bus fare is set at the price of £4.50 (€5.50) single adult and £7.50 (€9) for an open return ticket. This bus is located outside the main entrance of the airport and runs every 10 minutes into the city.
Alternatively, you can hop on a City Tram for £6.50 (€8) single adult and £9.00 (€11) open return. Trams run from 06:15 to 22:45 every day. Black cab taxis are also available at the airport, prices for your fare may reach up to £20 (€23).
Top Edinburgh Travel Money-Saving Tips
Travel via Airlink 100 bus! The bus is cheap (£4.50 adult single, £7.50 return9 and gets you into the city just as promptly as the other options. When jumping on the double-decker bus take a window seat upstairs.
This is one of the best ways to get an introduction to the city as it takes the main route to the city and even passes by attractions such as Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo. The view of Edinburgh Castle from your seat will mean you have reached your destination. The bus will drop you slap bang in the middle of the city on Waverly Bridge. This is also where the bus will depart for your return journey to the airport-that is if you don’t fall in love with the city and decide to stay!
Chloe Flood, Author
My name is Chloe Flood and I am currently in my final year of studies in Ireland’s beautiful west hot spot: Galway. Through my four years of studying Hotel and Tourism Management, I have been given a great opportunity to travel on a local, national and international scale. During the journey for my degree, I ventured to the Scottish capital for a placement and found nothing short of a second home in the captivating city of Edinburgh