The Westend Hostel

35 Palmerston Place, as above, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 1.1km
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Rating: 84%from 7 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 85%Facilities
The West End Hostel offers stylish, comfortable accommodation in a mixture of tastefully decorated standard and ensuite rooms in the centre of Edinburgh, close to all that this magnificent city has to offer. Providing a high standard of customer service and with a great location well-equipped accommodation; the West End Hostel is a great choice, whether you are visiting Edinburgh on business or pleasure.

The hostel is located in a quiet residential area, while still in the heart of the city, just a 15 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street as well as being conveniently located within walking distance of Edinburgh's many tourist attractions and the city's main business districts. It is also only a 5 minute walk to one of Edinburghs main bus routes and a 10 minute walk from Haymarket Train Station.

The high ceilings, beautiful traditional cornicing, bay windows and chocolate and plum colour scheme complement one another wonderfully. This small hotel prides itself on modern, clean and fresh accommodation along with high standards of customer service. Each of the private hostel rooms now boasts an LCD TV with built-in Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities and a brand new modern en suite bathroom. With stylish contemporary decor and crisp white cotton sheets, the rooms are attractive, modern and comfortable. For larger groups, we have some dormitory style accommodation.

The bar is open daily and serves a wide variety of traditional Scottish malts, wines, bottled and tap beers and lagers. This venue is a great place to relax and a quiet drink, meet with friends, watch international sporting events on the two large television screens or listen to live music. Live music nights take place each month. Please contact us for details of upcoming events.

Please note, we do not have lift facilities in the hotel and rooms are located over 3 floors all accessible by stairs. Free wifi internet access is available in the public areas of the hostel and left luggage facilities are available.

Twin / Double room with en-suite. Please advise if you require the room to be made as a twin with 2 single beds or a double with 1 double bed. If we have not received a request 1 day prior to arrival, rooms will be allocated subject to availability on the day of arrival.

Quad room with en-suite. Please advise if you require the room to be made as a quad with 4 single beds or a family with 1 double bed and 2 single beds. If we have not received a request 1 day prior to arrival, rooms will be allocated subject to availability on the day of arrival.

Other Important Information:
- All children are welcome when booking a private room - unfortunately children under 18 are not permitted in the dorm rooms.
- There is no capacity for extra beds in the rooms.
- Maximum capacity of baby cots in a private room is 1.
- No pets are permitted in the hotel
- Free Internet Access Available
- Full Scottish Breakfast included with private hotel rooms only
- Continental Breakfast is optional at a £2.00 pp and a full Scottish Breakfast is £6.00 pp for guests staying in dorm accommodation
- Check in is from 2pm and check out is 11am. Luggage can be left with us outwith these times.


Due to the high demand for accommodation in Edinburgh over the New Year celebrations, guests will be asked to settle 50% of their total accommodation amount, which is non refundable, one month prior to arrival when booked into the hotel on the following dates:

29 December - 2 January (Inclusive)

If cancelling any bookings for these dates we require no less than 2 weeks notice for there to be no further charges made to your credit card. Cancelling within 2 weeks of your arrival date will see the total remaining balance of your bill charged to the credit card details provided to us with your booking.

Please take note of our terms and conditions below:

You must give 2 days notification when cancelling a booking to prevent any penalty fees being charged to your credit card. If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit made to them is non-refundable. Cancelling a booking within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your booked day of arrival will see the equivalent of one nights room rate charged to the credit card details provided to us with the booking and your booking will be cancelled for any further nights you have booked.

Any guests arriving after 11pm Sunday to Thursday and after Midnight Friday and Saturday will be required to pay a £5 late arrival fee to the member of night staff. Please note this is a one off fee of £5 and not £5 per person.


Group Bookings

Please note that if you are a group of 8 or more people you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20.00 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room/s have been checked by a staff member. Please note that you should allow time for your room to be checked on departure as this can take up to 15 minutes, if you fail to leave time for your room/s to be inspected bonds will not be returned. If we require any damages to be inspected by the owner, bonds will be kept and returned to you at a later date once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other residents will also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis. Upon arrival at the hotel your group will be asked to read through an introduction letter which lists damages and penalty charges as a guide only, the hotel reserves the right to change these at any time without warning.

On street parking is available in pay and display bays which are payable between the hours of 0830 and 1830hrs Monday to Saturday. Parking is free overnight and on Sundays only. We do not have private parking at the hotel. The nearest 24 hour NCP Car Park is located at Castle Terrace approx 20 minutes walk from the hotel.

PLEASE NOTE that there are limited electrical sockets in the dormitories. These plugs can only be used for charging mobile phones and laptops. Using these plugs for anything else will automatically shut off the power. Items left to charge are done so at the owners own risk and the hostel cannot be held responsible for any items in the rooms or the public areas. There are extra sockets in the public areas. We ask guests to please remove items when they have finished charging to allow other guests access to the sockets.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

PLEASE NOTE that there are limited electrical sockets in the dormitories. These plugs can only be used for charging mobile phones and laptops. Using these plugs for anything else will automatically shut off the power. Items left to charge are done so at the owners own risk and the hostel cannot be held responsible for any items in the rooms or the public areas. There are extra sockets in the public areas. We ask guests to please remove items when they have finished charging to allow other guests access to the sockets.

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On street parking is available in pay and display bays which are payable between the hours of 0830 and 1830hrs Monday to Saturday. Parking is free overnight and on Sundays only. We do not have private parking at the hotel, however the nearest 24 hour NCP Car Park is located at Castle Terrace approximately 15-20 mins walk from the hotel.


By Rail
Trains to Edinburgh arrive at the cities famous Waverly station which is around a 15/20 minutes walk from the hotel. If you are approaching from Glasgow then you can depart the service to Edinburgh at Haymarket station head beyond the left side of the 'Haymarket' bar . Turn left at Starbucks and continue down the right side of Palmerston Place. West End Hotel is 50 metres past the Cathederal. If you disembark from Waverly station, cross onto the shopping side of Princes Street and walk to the west with the shops on your right side. Continue for approx 1 km. Continue beyond Coates and Argyle Crescent and turn right at Starbucks. This is Palmerston Place, the Hotel is 50 Metres beyond the Cathederal.

By Plane
The most convenient airport is Edinburgh from where you can hire a car. Other international flights to Scotland may land at Glasgow which is approximately 50 miles away from where you can also hire a car. A frequent bus service also operates from both airports. Should you require a taxi for transportation from Glasgow to Edinburgh, try Glasgow Airport Taxis.
Leave the bus at Haymarket station.

Located Near

The hotel is located in a quiet residential area, while still in the heart of the city, just a 15 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street as well as being conveniently located within walking distance of Edinburgh's many tourist attractions and main business districts. It is also only a 5 minute walk to one of Edinburgh’s main bus routes and a 10 minute walk from Haymarket Train Station. George Street is also nearby and is a great area for cocktail bars, nightclubs and boutique shopping.

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