Welcome to Edinburgh, famous for its medieval atmosphere, its numerous ghost stories, and of course the night life. The city hides a lot of treasures of things to do. We unscrambled a few hidden gems to present you the 5 best local things you can do in Edinburgh.
The Geeky Guide Edinburgh is a guide written by friends for friends. We will introduce you to locals places to get a drink, great food, and to hang out at the hippest, local places in town.
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Travel Guide Edinburgh got you covered:
- 100% fun guaranteed! This bar is not just a locals place to get a drink, there is way more!
- A local place for a BBQ – if the weather is on your side,
- Beautiful spot to enjoy the panorama view all over Edinburgh
- a super-cozy Coffee place to rest, and to get the best coffee in Edinburgh
- and a sustainable award-winning restaurant close to the 5 Star Hostel CODE Hostel
Additionally, here are more things to do in Edinburgh.
3 Top Hostels in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has some fantastic hostels to offer. No need to go with an Airbnb or hotel here, seriously.
A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 16€ up to 28€ per night. And as for the location, the city is relatively small. That includes the Old Town and the castle. All accommodations listed are hostels located near Edinburgh Waverley Station. It will take you maximum 20 min to walk.
- Castle Rock Hostel (top choice for backpackers)
- CODE Hostel (perfect for couples, solo travellers and digital nomads)
- The Baxter Hostel (number one for female solo travellers)
Read: Big guide to 3 best hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland compared
We also wrote up a big guide on best hostels in Scotland with itinerary.
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How to find cheaper Flights ✈️
The first websites we always check are Skyscanner and Google Flights.
Find our step-by-step process in our review about Skyscanner.
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We are currently using Safetywing and Hey Mondo. We wrote detailed guides about these insurances:
- Our review of Safetywing, compared to others
- a detailed review of HeyMondo Travel Insurance
Smartest Travel Tools you need to know 🤓
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- Get Your Guide - for activities and sightseeing tickets
- Omio.com - for all types of transport
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