Edinburgh Fringe Festival is well into its first week of off the wall shows and crazy goings on. I headed up to the Scottish capital a few days ago and the city was already buzzing with thousands of people from all over the world. The energy was electric and there is so much to explore with thousands of shows in 300 venues, not to mention all the cool pop up bars, restaurants and clubs. If you haven’t yet been to Edinburgh Fringe Festival WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??
Oh, there’s no accommodation left you say? You’ve left it too late you say? RUBBISH. I’m definitely a last minute booking kinda gal, and I’m going to show you some of my favourite Edinburgh Fringe Festival accommodation that’s available right now.
University halls of residence may conjure up thoughts of pokey little rooms with cider stains on the carpet and an artistic arrangement of empty beer cans….no…just me. Uni halls in Edinburgh are modern, fresh, well equipped and comfortable places to stay. I stayed in This one last Fringe Festival and loved it. Prices start from around £60 per night for a double room during Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Another uni halls! They market it as serviced apartments, but during term time it’s full of students. Edinburgh has 3 Universities so there is an abundance of really good quality student accommodation at a decent price. This one is starts from around £70 per night for a double room.
Travelling alone and don’t want to pay for a double room? The Baxter Hostel in the New Town, just off Princes’ Street is a hostel that doesn’t feel like a hostel. Just look at how gorgeous those interiors are! A dorm bed starts from £30 per person per night, and there are loads of beds still available during the Fringe Festival.
Did you know that Easyjet (yep, the bright orange airplane lot) own hotels as well? It works along the same lines as the flight pricing. It’s a no frills service where you pay for extras like towels, breakfast etc, but as it’s just a stones throw from Princes Street and Waverley train station you can’t really argue with the £119 price tag. Rooms are limited over the Fringe Festival, so hurry!
The Roxburghe Hotel – George Street
And if you really fancy treating yourself this beautiful boutique hotel is the epitome of luxury and class. It’s in the heart of the New Town surrounded by high end cocktail bars and restaurants, and a short walk to Princes Street and the castle. Prices for a double room during the Fringe Festival start from £200.
These are just some of the highlights of accommodation still available during the Fringe Festival, so it’s well worth checking on Agoda to see what’s in your price range, and just GO, you’ll have an amazing time. If none of that has convinced you, here is a blog post I wrote about all the things you have to do at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.