Thursday, 23 July 2009 12:00 AM
It's that time of year again, folks. The Edinburgh Festival is fast approaching and rooms are already in short supply. Book your Edinburgh Fringe hostels accommodation with Hostelbookers and enjoy the biggest art festival in the world from the city's coolest art hostels.
You can expect to see the freshest new talent in theatre, music, film, comedy, art and dance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2009 as this year's festival looks set to be the best yet.
Edinburgh's arty hostels offer the perfect place to rest after a show, situated close to all the main venues, and after-parties on the Royal Mile. With swanky design features and flash murals on the walls, you can sleep in style from just ?9.26 per person per night. So indulge your creative side with this list of top Edinburgh hostels:
With an enviable location right between the Old and New Town, this funky hostel boasts murals on the walls, and has a vibrant bar packed with pool tables. Perfect for post-fringe parties, the Caledonian Bar is open until 5am on weekends.
Located in the lively Grassmarket area, Budget Backpackers is ideal for students who want to be in the heart of all the action. Fresh and modern inside, the bright rooms pop with color, and there's a slick chill-out room with a plasma TV when you want to recover from the night before.
You can sleep easy at the High Street Hostel - a stone's throw from the Royal Mile, this chic eco-hostel is arty AND environmentally friendly. The 'High Street' is carbon neutral, recycles and only uses renewable sources for all electricity, but eco-warriors will also love the historic building, chilled out atmosphere and paintings on the wall.
Right on the Royal Mile, this hostel always goes all out for the festival, kicking off the festivities with a load of Edinburgh Fringe Events. From a Festival Pub crawl to the chance to win show tickets, this fun-loving hostel is the place to get your Fringe Party started.
Get into the alternative spirit of the Fringe at Princes Street East. This independent hostel has a 'creative' and easy-going atmosphere, from backpackers jamming in the 'Cave' bar to the graffiti decorating the walls.