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Celebrate the biggest arts festival in the world with Hostelbookers. Use our Edinburgh Fringe Festival top tips to help you plan your visit to the Fringe Festival and book yourself in to the coolest arty Edinburgh hostels.

Edinburgh takes center stage in August for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With a line-up of the freshest new talent in theatre, music, film, comedy, art and dance, Edinburgh Fringe 2009 looks set to be the best yet.

Close to all the main venues and after-parties on the Royal Mile, these arty hostels are the perfect place to sleep in style after a show, with swanky design features and flash murals on the walls. So why not indulge your creative side with this list of top Edinburgh hostels:

Caledonian Backpackers

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.

Budget Backpackers

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.

High Street Hostel

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.

Royal Mile Backpackers

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.

Princes Street East Backpackers

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.

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