Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First
Pollock Halls offers 2* accommodation in Edinburgh to suit every budget and purpose, whether you're coming to the city on holiday, for business or as part of a group visit.
Pollock Halls is seasonal campus accommodation located at the foot of Holyrood Park, and offers safe & affordable bed and breakfast accommodation over the University's summer vacation, with over 2000 rooms available.
Each single private room, with shared bathroom facilities, has a telephone and tea/coffee-making facilities. Rooms are services daily, and all linen/towels are provided.
Shared pantry facilities in each building include toaster, microwave, fridge, ironing board and iron and fridge; hairdryers are available at the main reception centre. Shared laundry facilities are also available in some buildings.
Full Scottish breakfast is included in the price, and is served in the John McIntyre Centre in the heart of the private campus grounds. Light meals can also be taken in the bar, and there is an on-site shop and ATM available for use by all guests.
Complimentary internet access is available in all bedrooms and wireless internet access is available in some public areas. Free car parking is available on a first come, first served basis only; unfortunately, spaces are limited and we simply cannot guarantee they will always be available. Guests will benefit from the 24-hour reception.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Bicycle parking
- Free Breakfast
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Reading Light
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Wheelchair Friendly
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.
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From Edinburgh Airport, for 2+ passengers, we recommend a taxi for the 8 mile journey to Pollock Halls (cost approx. 20). Alternatively, you can take the Airport Bus 100 (Adult: 6 open return, 3.50 single) to Waverley Bridge. From here take a taxi, or proceed to North Bridge and take a south-bound bus (1.30, exact change only) to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 48). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.
From Edinburgh's main railway station (Waverley): take a taxi to Pollock Halls, approx. a 5-10 minute journey.
Alternatively, proceed to North Bridge and take a south-bound bus (1.30 single) to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 48). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.
Pollock Halls is approx. 25 minutes' walk from the station. Exit the station, and walk along Princes Street then right on North Bridge. Head south down North Bridge for approx. 20-25 minutes. Turn left along East Preston Street, and cross over to the other side of Dalkeith Road. Head right to Holyrood Park Road on the left, and Pollock Halls is a short walk down this road.
From the A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass, take A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right.
Pollock Halls is just 1.5 miles from the city-centre and Waverley train station, as well as many of the popular tourist attractions in Edinburgh. It is also just a 5 minute walk to Holyrood Park, and Arthurs Seat, an ideal location for walking, with beautiful views over Edinburgh.