Light House Hostel

20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 1km
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Rating: 89%from 18 reviews

  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 78%Location
  • 90%Value for money
  • 91%Facilities
A beautiful Georgian townhouse with character, charm and a home cinema. Close to the city centre and Edinburgh Castle.

CHECK IN BETWEEN 15:00 – 22:00 ONLY.
RECEPTION OPEN FROM 9:00 – 22:00.

On arrival: a £10 refundable key deposit to be paid and balance paid in full. Please leave shoes on front Shoe Rack as no shoes in the Light House. Any child under the age of 18 must stay in a family room.

AUGUST & NEW YEAR BOOKINGS – IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of high demand during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Hogmanay, all bookings for August and New Year will need to be paid in full in advance. Cancellation policy for August and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 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.

CHECK IN BETWEEN 15:00 – 22:00 ONLY.
RECEPTION OPEN FROM 7:00 – 22:00.

On arrival: a £10 refundable key deposit to be paid and balance paid in full. Please leave shoes on front Shoe Rack as no shoes in the Light House. Any child under the age of 15 must stay in a family room.

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS, SPORTS EVENT WEEKENDS, AUGUST, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BOOKINGS – IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Because of high demand during bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Christmas and Hogmanay, all bookings for these periods will need to be paid in full in advance. Cancellation policy for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival.
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IMPORTANT:
Please note that there are two number 20's on Gilmore Place! It is not the first one which is a shop at 20 Lochrin Buildings. The Light House Hostel is 100 meters further along - walk past the shops - we have a red telephone box in our front garden!
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From Edinburgh Bus Station

[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (Journey time around 10 minutes)

[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From the coach station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

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From Waverley Train Station

[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (10 minutes)

[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From Waverley Train Station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

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From Edinburgh Airport

[Taxi] : Cost around £22. (25 minutes)

[Bus 35] : Total journey 55 minutes. Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (50 minutes)
This takes you directly to Tollcross. Ask the driver to let you off at the stop called 'High Riggs'. Hostel is 5 minutes walk.

[Tram] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £5 single, £8 Return. (30 minutes tram time) Get off at Princes Street;
then take a west-bound Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50).

[Airlink 100 Bus] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £4 single, £7 Return. (30 minutes bus time) Ask the driver to let you off at the West End (Shandwick Place), then cross the road and walk to Lothian Road, where you can:
take a taxi from outside Caledonian Hotel to the Hostel (5 minutes, £5);
or take a Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50);
or walk to the Hostel (15 minutes).

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.


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PARKING
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Free parking at the front of the hostel in the evenings and on Sundays. Please see below for more detail.
There is also Secure Parking in a nearby garage at £10 for 24 hours - you can email us to pre-book.

Monday - Friday
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Front of hostel:
between 6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
between 8:30am to 5:30pm - at £1.50 per hour.
between 5:30pm to 8:30am - free parking.

Check exact restrictions at reception.

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Saturday
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Front of hostel:
between 6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
free parking all day !

Check exact restrictions at reception.

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Sunday
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Front of hostel: free parking all day !
Pay and Display Bay: free parking all day !

Located Near

The Light House is in the west end, located within the artistic neighbourhood 'Tollcross'. It is only a short walk from the castle and city centre and has many bars, restaraunts, cafes, theatres, concert hall and cinemas near by.

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