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Reviews - STAY Central


139 Cowgate Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

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75% would recommend it to a friend


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  • s fox

  • October 2016

STAY Central

This accommodation is like an upmarket backpackers.

Wasn't ideal for me as was in Edinburgh on business and hotel overlooks a noisy courtyard full of students singing karaoke outside (their student bar is on the other side of the courtyard). The three sisters bar which it adjoins is also open until 5am on a Thursday which isn't ideal when you have to be up early for meetings. Other than that the beds were comfortable and the room was spacious (although I had two single beds and a double bed for just myself!). I'd stay again if I was on a hen do or a night out but not for business purposes.

  • Katrina Rook

  • July 2016

It was fun and funky. The bath sheets were so so big.

Thought we might have made a mistake to have booked this hotel, but no mistake.

It was great and the staff were amazing. Positioned at the side of a pub which rocks but the rooms were quiet, the breakfast amazing. It was a great experience for a couple of old wrinklies.

  • N Smith

  • June 2016

Noisy but nice room

Hotel is in a beerfest type courtyard with numerous bars dotted around the edge with loud live music, DJs and hoards of drunk and singing young folk (on a Thursday night till 1 am).

Perfect for stag/hen weekend. Not so good for business/older traveller. Hotel itself trendy boho modern and rooms modern with nice shower. Quite pricey for what it is, but location good.

  • Olivia J

  • April 2016


Perfect location.

Beautiful rooms with all you need, including robes, hairdryers and GHD straighteners. Hotel is located in the forecourt of a rowdy pub but you can't hear anything from the rooms. Double bed was two singles zipped together which was rather uncomfortable but overall a great stay.

  • penny r

  • February 2016

STAY Central

We stayed in a room at the back of the hotel which was quiet enough to sleep.

Staff said however that they try to take preferences into account and if you're going to stay up late partying then they give you a front room which overlooks the outside bar. Very comfy beds and room. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would happily stay here again - great location.

  • A Robertson

  • December 2015


A fantastic stay which was certainly central.

A very clean hotel with lots of added quirky extras. I pod docking station in the room linked to additional speakers in the large en suite rainfall shower room. Tea cakes and filter coffee. A huge clean space and very restfull nights sleep. We loved it. What a special weekend.

  • Bethany Davis

  • December 2015


Perfect location in the city, although next to a pub very quite at night.

Amazing value for money.

  • N Scott

  • September 2015

STAY Central

2 single beds instead of one double bed, poor considering the money I paid.

  • Bryan S

  • May 2015

Great Location & Great Accomoation

I had not heard of STAY before but was very pleased with my room.

(I was upgraded which means extra brownie points already) The Room looked as it did in the pics and was very clean. The staff were very friendly when i booked in and checked out. Also nice little touches in the room with local guide booklet and some lovely Tunnocks tea cakes, better than the usual biscuits you get in somewhere generic.

  • Lesley M

  • March 2015

second stay at Stay Central

Love stay central.

Fabulous helpful staff great location fantastic rooms. Came for a short break last year and was delighted to come back again with my daughter for a uni interview. So much to see and do in this beautiful city and the hotel is a real pleasure to come back to. Hope to visit again soon x