Cowgate Tourist Hostel

96 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 0.6km
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Rating: 78%from 38 reviews

  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 85%Staff
  • 77%Security
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 72%Facilities
Located on the historic Cowgate Street, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh's party and cultural district.

Between Holyrood house (the seat of the Scottish parliament) and Edinburgh Castle, the Cowgate Tourist Hostel gives you the freedom to explore the cities vibrant nightlife, or relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering through Edinburgh's many museums, art galleries and public parks.


IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE :
***Reception is open between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm***
* If you are a GROUP and booking through the internet, please CALL US to make sure your whole group can be in the same room
* Check-out is 10:00am (you are welcome to store your luggage at reception).
* There is a £10 room key deposit. This is refunded when you check out and return your key
* Any cancellations MUST be made ON THE DAY BEFORE your arrival or you may be charged for the night.

A HOSTEL WITH A DIFFERENCE! Our 170 bed hostel contains 12 individually lockable apartments all fully fitted with there own toilet, shower rooms and fully equipped kitchens. An apartment sleeps between 8 and 22 people in a combination of 4 and 6 bed dorms and twin or double rooms.

* Fully-equipped kitchens.
* Free WI-FI and internet access .
* Breakfast is not included - free tea and coffee in reception.
* No curfew! come and go as you please!
* We now have a new outdoor social area!
* CCTV installed.

GROUP HEAVEN: Our unique layout allows us to offer private apartment hire to larger groups ensuring privacy for you and your friends. Due to the fact that we can provide separate facilities we are happy to offer group accommodation to Stag and Hen parties. Conditions apply.

WANTING TO MAKE EDINBURGH HOME FOR A WHILE? Then come and see us about our amazing long-term rates in one of our long-term apartments. Our friendly staff will also happily help you find a job and get settled in this amazing city, helping you to experience the most memorable working holiday of your life.

PLEASE NOTE
***Reception is open between 8:00am and 11:00pm***
* NOTE Please check in before 11pm and state your arrival time*

Your use of this website is subject to your irrevocable acceptance without modification of these terms of use (the 'Terms') and you agree to use this website in accordance with and subject to these Terms. The Terms as set out hereunder constitute the entire agreement between you and Hostel Accommodation Limited .If you do not read or accept these Terms, do not use this website.

Here is our plain English version
***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GROUP BOOKINGS THAT HAVE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ENSURE THEY BOOK ENTIRE DORM ROOMS OR APARTMENTS FOR THE GROUPS PRIVATE USE***
1. You may cancel your booking up to 72hrs hours before arrival.(Does not apply to Groups) Please do so directly with the reception office at the Cowgate. If you wish to cancel by email then please do so at least 7 full days prior to your arrival.
2. All group bookings must be paid in full 28 days prior to arrival, any changes or cancellations must be done before this time.Payment will automatically taken from your credit card.
3. Deposits are never refunded.
4. In the event of a no-show without cancellation, we have the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation with us or for the full price of the tour or other non-accommodation travel service in accordance with your booking conditions.
5. Your contract is with Hostel Accommodation Limited. It is our responsibility to provide you with the travel services.
6. In the highly unlikely event of a problem arising, our liability to you, if any, is limited to the deposit and that reservation fee you paid.

NEW YEARS BOOKINGS
Please note that we have minimum Three Nights stay between Dec 28th and Jan 2nd - After you make your booking full payment will be taken 10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL **GROUPS BALANCE TO BE PAID 28 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL**. - This is a non refundable booking
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast not included
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

PLEASE NOTE
***Reception is open between 8:00am and 11:00pm***
* NOTE Please check in before 11pm and state your arrival time*

Your use of this website is subject to your irrevocable acceptance without modification of these terms of use (the 'Terms') and you agree to use this website in accordance with and subject to these Terms. The Terms as set out hereunder constitute the entire agreement between you and Hostel Accommodation Limited .If you do not read or accept these Terms, do not use this website.

Here is our plain English version
***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GROUP BOOKINGS THAT HAVE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ENSURE THEY BOOK ENTIRE DORM ROOMS OR APARTMENTS FOR THE GROUPS PRIVATE USE***
Groups T&Cs:
1. You may cancel your booking up to 72hrs hours before arrival.(Does not apply to Groups) Please do so directly with the reception office at the Cowgate. If you wish to cancel by email then please do so at least 7 full days prior to your arrival.
2. All group bookings must be paid in full 28 days prior to arrival, any changes or cancellations must be done before this time.Payment will automatically taken from your credit card.
3. Deposits are never refunded.
4. In the event of a no-show without cancellation, we have the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation with us or for the full price of the tour or other non-accommodation travel service in accordance with your booking conditions.
5. Your contract is with Hostel Accommodation Limited. It is our responsibility to provide you with the travel services.
6. In the highly unlikely event of a problem arising, our liability to you, if any, is limited to the deposit and that reservation fee you paid.

NEW YEARS BOOKINGS
Please note that we have minimum Three Nights stay between Dec 28th and Jan 2nd - After you make your booking full payment will be taken 10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL **GROUPS BALANCE TO BE PAID 28 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL**. - This is a non refundable booking

Directions
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From Airport (by car)
Get on to Glasgow Road (A8) and continue straight following signs to the city centre.
When you reach the west end of Princes Street you'll see a department store called House of Fraser on your left. At the traffic lights opposite House of Fraser turn right onto Lothian Road.
Take your first left onto King's Stables Road.
Turn left at the junction onto the Grassmarket.
Continue straight along this road to the Cowgate.
Cowgate Tourist Hostel is on left of the street, opposite Three Sisters pub.

From Airport (by bus)
Get on the Airport Shuttle bus until it stops on 'Waverley Bridge'.
Then follow the directions below from Waverley train station.

From Waverley train station (on foot)
Come out of Waverley train station onto Princes Street.
Turn right and walk along Princes Street toward Balmoral Hotel.
Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge.
Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street.
Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street.
Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House and continue walking down hill along Blair Street at the bottom of the Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right.Opposite Three Sisters pub.

From bus station.
Walk down St. Andrews Street and turn left and walk towards Balmoral Hotel.
Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge.
Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street.
Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street.
Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House walk down the Street next to Starbucks called Blair Street at the bottom of Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right opposite Three Sisters pub.

Located Near

We are located in the grassmarket in the old town - full of history, with lots to see and do.

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