Housed in a converted church in Edinburgh's West End, close to Dean Village and Water of Leith, Belford Hostel offers good quality accommodation at budget prices to students and backpackers. We are just a short walk from the shops of Princes Street and the nightlife of the new town.
We have double and twin private rooms and dormitories set in the old church hall, complete with stained glass windows. Facilities include a bar, a BBQ area and a common room.
We do not have a curfew.
Please note: over Hogmanay, all cancellations must be made 14 days in advance or you will be charged the full amount.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Age Restriction
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Pool Table
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
You may cancel your booking up to 48hrs hours before arrival.
Less than 48hrs notice the first night will be charged.
***In the event of a no-show (non arrival) without cancellation you will be charged the full amount.***
The Serious Stuff
Due to our guests being of an adult age we do not accept under 12's in our dormitories.
�10 key deposit per person is required at check-in.
Debit Card Charge GBP 0.50
Credit Card Charge - 2%
IMPORTANT information for AUGUST Bookings:
( Also - Rugby Dates - Easter/May Bank Holiday Dates)
The hostel will charge your card the full amount 1 month before arrival if under 1 month within 24hrs of booking being made. If the card is declined your booking will be cancelled.
1 month >14 days before arrival we will retain 25% or first night.
Less than 14 days notice no refund will be given
Special Event Booking – 14 - 16 November Rugby Please Note - The hostel will charge your card the full amount 1 month before arrival if under 1 month within 24hrs of booking being made. Cancellations - 1 month > 14 days before arrival we will retain 25% or the first night - Less than 14 days notice no refund will be given. If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.
Special Event Booking – Hogmanay Special Please Note: For All Hogmanay Bookings, your credit card will be charged the full outstanding amount shortly after the booking is made. Cancellations made more than 14 days before the arrival date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the arrival date shall not receive any refund. If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.
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Located in the West End minutes from Princes Street.
6-8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 3DA
Catch the Airport Express Bus Number 100, to Haymarket Station. Walk east towards the city centre for about 200m and turn left down Palmerston Place (just before the Starbucks). Pass St Marys Cathedral on your right; go through the sets of traffic lights down the hill (the street now is called Douglas Gardens). Belford Hostel is on the right hand corner at the bottom of the hill, before the bridge.
From Waverley Train Station
When you exit the train station turn left onto Princes Street (Castle should be on your left...unless they've moved it). Continue along Princes Street which eventually turns into Shandwick Place. Continue down this road and turn right into Palmerston Place. Our funky church is located at the end of this street. Your other option is to catch a cab at a taxi stand just outside the station. A cab ride will cost you approximately 4.00.
From Haymarket Train Station
Exit the train station and turn right towards the city centre. Continue along West Maitland Street and turn left onto Palmerston Place (just before the Starbucks). Continue along this Street and we are located in the Church at the end.
Located next to the Water of Leith and right near the Ancient Dean Village. The Belford Hostel is only a short 5-7 minute walk from Princes Street and the New Town.