Performers, join the revolution with budget Edinburgh accommodation

You wouldn’t think it, but this actually isn’t a secret. Edinburgh Festival Camping has been running for three years, and for three years we’ve seen performers coming back to camp with us while they perform at the Edinburgh Festivals and Fringe and LOVE IT.



“Camping?” I hear you say, “really?” 


Yes. Every year we receive thousands of visitors who camp with us for the duration of the event, and a host of performers too. No cramming into Airbnbs, but a little haven of chilled out happy campers enjoying coffee in Giant Tipis before hopping on a bus for the 25 minute journey into the city centre to begin their day.


“Well, how much does it cost?” 


£338 for the whole run, that’s from 2nd August to 27th August. As a performer, you can bring what you like, take up the space you need, no questions asked. Bring a caravan, a motorhome, a tent or even a spaceship… that’s your prerogative.  We have permanent fixed facilities, additional toilet and shower units, a camp kitchen kitted out with pots, pans and utensils, and even a cafe and bar – oh and a Fringe venue. For good measure, you know.


“Why haven’t I heard of this before?”


The short answer is, we don’t know! We think it’s awesome that we can offer performers cheap accommodation and it’s something we’re really proud of. We set up this campsite to provide budget accommodation so more people can enjoy this amazing arts festival, and while we try not to brag, it’s hard not to be proud of the cheapest accommodation in town! #bragging


So what’s the catch?


No catch! Bring what you want, cook on site, we have awesome hot showers that we get loads of compliments about, there are facilities for disabled users, public transport 24 hours a day, we give out maps to make sure people don’t get lost or try to walk back the wrong way, we have a cafe AND a bar, free WiFi, charging points for phones and laptops, free car park, helpful staff 24 hours a day… whoo! So many things!





It’s time to wake up and smell the bacon sandwiches. You don’t need to pay an arm and a leg for accommodation in Edinburgh, and camping does not mean you have to be uncomfortable either. We have an ideal accommodation solution for anyone who’s on a budget or who just wants a bit more space. Loads of people are joining the revolution and saying no to extortionate accommodation prices, and having a whale of a time simultaneously!
Performer camping is £13 per night when staying 10 nights or more.