12 bed mixed dorms with shared bathroom facilities.
By using shipping containers we can offer the cheapest prices of any hostel in Edinburgh without affecting our facilities or service, in fact we think the use of containers will give you a better experience than anywhere in Edinburgh!
Communal lounge with digital TV and board games.
Fully equipped communal kitchen.
Central outdoor courtyard with seating, tables and outdoor games.
On-site fully stocked bar with table football and blue tooth enabled boom box, you are the DJ!
On-site shop selling confectionery and necessities.
Open air movie nights, you pick the film!
Weekly quizzes, try to top our leader board!
Tour desk selling tourist attraction tickets.
Free use of BBQ.
Free bike hire.
Free on-site car parking.
Free Wi-Fi internet access in the courtyard (not in bedrooms).
Free use of safety deposit box.
Free luggage storage and use of lockers.
24hr check in/out possible please get in contact to arrange.
Linen included with free extra pillows and ear plugs.
Towels for hire.
From the moment you arrive you will be struck by the unique design of the hostel with the special atmosphere it creates. Close to the site is much of the iconic Edinburgh stone architecture overlooked by the distinctive Pentland Hills to the west of the city. Our hostel reinvents what it means to travel by providing a place to stay that is as unique and exciting as the historic city itself. Containers Hostel brings the atmosphere of a festival to the comfort of a hostel.
Staying in one of our fully fitted out shipping container dorms means not only will you be staying in a world's-first, but you will also be brought closer to the city and the natural world. Our hostel capitalises on its fantastic location and unique design with its central courtyard housing an open-fronted bar, in which we host quiz nights, open-air movie nights, and play all of your favourite music.
It takes a certain type of person to stay in our hostel. Those who come to experience Containers Hostel aren't afraid of trying something new, they are often seeking adventure, and they thrive on having a story to tell. Knowing this, we ensure that you will never be short of opportunities to meet fellow travellers. Enjoying BBQs in our courtyard is often the start of a special stay in Edinburgh.
Combining a festival atmosphere with security and cleanliness, Containers Hostel provides all the modern conveniences including indoor and outdoor social areas. You are unlikely to find a hostel with a buzz of excitement like ours, and you are certain not to find one with such a unique design! We are confident that your stay in Containers Hostel will be an experience you will never forget, think about it, when was the last time you did something for the first time?
The kitchen is equipped with 3 fridge freezers, a microwave, mini-oven / hobs, cultery and utensils.
There are also 2 bicycles available for guest use.