Location AND Value - The easiest Hostel to find when travelling in from Edinburgh Airport or Glasgow.
The Hostel is the perfect base for all backpackers and short stay travellers wishing to explore all that Scotland's capital has to offer. With knowledgeable and customer driven staff, together with competitive rates and the most convenient location in Edinburgh, your stay will be comfortable and hassle free!
This very popular, well established hostel has catered for groups and solo travellers, parties, educational trips and even families for the past 5 years. The Hostel accommodation comprises 10 bedrooms located over 2 floors and our range of rooms covers a triple room for those seeking a little more privacy to our 16 bed dormitory rooms. Refurbished in 2010, we have upgraded our facilities and décor to bring The Hostel to the top end of the hostelling world.
The Hostel prides itself on being a safe and hassle free environment and our facilities include, 24 Hour CCTV in operation, 24 Hour access key card security entry, No curfew, Free Internet Access from 8am until 11pm, Hot Showers, 24 Hour Free Wi-Fi, Free Tea & Coffee Facilities, Pool Table, Lounge with Digital TV, FREE Luggage Storage, Laundry (wash and dry for £2), Continental Breakfast, Outside Patio Area ideal for reading or sunbathing in the warmer months! Loch Ness & Highland tours booking facility and Friendly & Informative Staff.
There is a compact kitchenette, although with such a choice of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets in the immediate locality, there is little need for self catering! First stop has to be our sister hotel, The West End Hotel located less than 5 minutes walk away where guests off The Hostel will receive 20% off their bill.
The Hostel is ideal for all types of group bookings! With our self catering facilities, top of the line security system, brilliant city centre location and variety of rooms/dorms we are the perfect choice for school, college or university groups travelling to Edinburgh. If you are planning a trip away with a group of friends and want a hassle free holiday let us help you organise your time in Edinburgh with our fantastic contacts for tours and restaurants.
Things to Note
Please note the female dorm is only available for booking by females. If a male books this room your booking will be cancelled and the deposit will not be refunded. All other dorms are mixed sex. Triple rooms consist of lower double bed and upper single bunk. Family rooms consist of 3 single bunks and 1 lower double bunk.
**Please note that there are no electrical sockets in the dormitories. Unfortunately this is because of electrical appliances such as irons & hair straighteners being left on and carpets were being ruined. This is a health and safety risk and to ensure the safety of all our guests, electrical sockets are supplied in the public areas and hairdryers and hair straighteners are provided in the bathrooms. Phones can also be charged in the public areas and in reception**
Check-in from 13:00 - 23:00p.m. Check-out 10:00am
All guests must present photo Identification on arrival
All reservations are payable in full on arrival, no refunds given
All cancellations of bookings MUST be made 48 hours in advance. I.E. At the latest 10.am 2 days before date of arrival. E.G. Cancellations for Friday arrival must reach us by 10.am Wednesday.
For New Year reservations a 50% deposit is required to secure the reservation and the balance is payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. No amendments are allowed on or after arrival and all balances paid on or before arrival and are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Please no under 16's unless in private rooms or a group booking.
Late check-in available for £5. You must call us at least 48 hours in advance to advise of a late arrival.
We ALL LOVE SLEEP, so we operate a Quiet time Policy from 2300 - 0800! Staff wake-ups are charged at £10 each time for non emergencies.
Any reservation of 8 or more persons is considered a 'Group Booking' - Groups will be asked to pay a £20 security deposit on check in as guarantee against any possible damage to accommodation. This will be returned to you on departure and after room inspection.
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- 24 hour security
- Board Games
- Breakfast not included
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
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.
**Please note that there are no electrical sockets in the dormitories. Unfortunately this is because of electrical appliances such as irons & hair straighteners being left on and carpets were being ruined. This is a health and safety risk and to ensure the safety of all our guests, electrical sockets are supplied in the public areas and hairdryers and straighteners are provided in the bathrooms**
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Arriving by train:
The Hostel is located directly across from Haymarket train station. Exit the station and cross the road. The Hostel is located on your left. From Waverley Station follow the below bus instructions.
Arriving by bus:
From the airport, take LRT shuttle bus number 100 and alight at Haymarket Station. We are located directly opposite the station. From St Andrews Street Bus station it is a 25 minute walk or take LRT bus number 12, 26 or 31 from the gardens side of Princes Street and alight at Haymarket.
Arriving by Air:
Take the LRT shuttle bus 100 from outside the terminal building and alight at the Haymarket station.There is an airport bus link back to the airport directly across from The Hostel.
Arriving by Car:
Approaching from Glasgow or the A8 (Edinburgh Airport), follow the A8 to Edinburgh city centre until you reach Haymarket Station and The Hostel is located on your left hand side. Car Parking is available at Morrison Street NCP Car Park, 6-24 hours is �9.50. Prices are subject to change.
Arriving on foot:
From Princes Street head towards Frasers department store at the West End. Continue straight along Shandwick Place then straight onto West Maitland Street, towards the Haymarket clock tower. Pass Grosvenor Street on your right hand side and The Hostel is located on your right, directly opposite Haymarket Station. Approx 20-25 min walk.
West End Theatres and Clubs - 10 mins Murrayfield rugby stadium - 15 min walk Edinburgh Castle - 20 min walk Princes Street shopping - 10 min walk Edinburgh Zoo 10 mins by bus from across the road Airport bus stop - outside Hostel Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket - 15 min walk