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
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Pool Table
- Steam Room
- 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.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations shall be charged the equivalent of the first nights accommodation. No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation.
***Photo ID (Drivers Licence, Passport) is required to check-in to the hostel. If you are unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking.***
The Serious Stuff
Due to our guests being of an adult age we do not accept under 18's in our dormitories.
If you would like to book for 9 people or more you need to contact us directly before you make the booking. Be aware that if you book for a group your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 12% deposit.
10 key deposits per person are required at check-in.
All Card Charges
Under - £25.00 – 0.50 Charge
Over - £25.00 - 2% Charge
Groups of six or more people may be subject to a GBP 20/person security deposit, which will be refunded upon departure, pending a room check and appropriate behaviour.
Smoking is now illegal in all public places; thus, the hostel is 100% non-smoking. There is a minimum charge of GBP 50 if you smoke in this hostel.
Special event bookings: August/Rugby/Hogmanay
The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival. If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs. Cancellations - 1 month to 14 days before arrival we will retain 50%. Less than 14 days notice and no refund will be given.
If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.
*We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee.
Under 25.00 - 0.50 pence Charge
Over 25.00 - 2% Charge
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
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 Mary’s 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.