Hotels within an easy walk of the venue are on George Street and in the New Town. That said, Edinburgh is very compact, and no city hotel, Old Town, or even slightly South is more than a £5/10-minute cab ride or, usually, 15-30 minute walk from the venue.

There are around 200 hotels and B&Bs to choose from.


The following sites aggregate hotels for you

Some suggestions

Apartments (1-4 bedrooms: Can be in great areas, cheap when sharing, sometimes luxurious, and good for post-prandial partying :-)


Less pricey

Boutique (small, often sell out quickly)


There many hostels in lovely old-town locations around the Castle, and down the Royal Mile, they run around £70/week or so.
I haven't stayed in any, but these are close enough to the venue to walk "High Street Hostel" and "Smart City", "Bus Station Backpackers", "Caledonian Backpackers"
These sites aggregate them:

New hotels opening for 2011/2012

  • Hotel Indigo on York Place (close to the Conference Venue)
  • Also a new Munich-based hotel right by the Train station.