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 are a fun and energetic hostel aimed at travellers and backpackers.
* No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation.
* There is a 10 GBP refundable key deposit for all guests.
*No under 12's in our hostels or under 18's in our dormitories.
*All under 18's must be booked into a private room with an adult.
* Due to Scotland's strict licensing regulations, it is against the law to bring alcohol in to the building, as the entire property is licensed.
*Due to the historic nature of our buildings we do not have any elevators or disabled access.
*Government issued photo ID (passport, national identity card, drivers licence) must be provided at check-in. Fail to do so will result in your booking being cancelled.
*Group bookings of more than 8 people must contact us directly to make a booking. Be aware that if you book online for a group, your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 12% deposit.
*We cannot guarantee that groups will be roomed together. This depends on availability.
*Check in time is 2pm.
*Check out time is strictly 10am, we do not offer a late check-out service.
*Double rooms have one large bed for 2 persons
*Twin rooms have either 2 single beds or a set of bunk beds
*Triple rooms have 1 double bed and 1 single bed
*Due to the large number of private rooms that we have we cannot guarantee that you will get one of the rooms pictured on this page. If you would like a particular room you have seen, please contact us directly
SPECIAL EVENT BOOKINGS
* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* 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 - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.
We accept all major credit/debit cards except American Express
Under £25.00 - £0.50 Charge
Over £25.00 - 3% Charge
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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 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.