The Westend Hostel

35 Palmerston Place , Edinburgh , Scotland

Directions

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 20-30 minute walk from the hotel. If you are approaching from Glasgow then you can depart the service at Haymarket station. Walk towards the city centre past the Haymarket Bar. Turn left at Boots the Chemist and continue down Palmerston Place. The West End Hotel is 50 metres past the Cathedral. 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 Boots the Chemist. This is Palmerston Place.

By Plane
From Edinburgh airport you can get a taxi from the main taxi rank. There is also an airport bus service that runs throughout the day and night or alternatively catch one of the trams, both of which will stop at Haymarket Train Station.

Free

  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included

General

  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing machine

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire

Food & Drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

The West End Hotel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer.

We offer simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming. Choose to stay in either one of our small 6 bed dormitory rooms with En-suite or one of our larger dormitories with shared bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed!

Sleeping a total of 109 guests, the West End Hotel has the capacity to cater for large groups including school/university groups or sports tours.

Shared Rooms

We have 10 dormitory style shared accommodation rooms to choose from, each varying in size from a 6 bed to a 10 bed dormitory En-suite, and our 18 or 24 bed dorms with shared bathrooms. All our rooms offer wall mounted Triple Bunk Beds.

Please note we cannot accept anyone under the age of 18 in our dormitory rooms (with the exception of private groups who are travelling with teachers or adults). Children under the age of 18 are only permitted if reserving a whole dorm room for exclusive use and travelling with an adult.

Other facilities:

•Bar & Bistro with weekly quiz and Live Music every Friday and Saturday
•20% off your food & drink bill throughout your stay
•Continental breakfast available for £3 per person per day
•Free WIFI in public areas & Computer with Internet access
•Fully equipped shared kitchen and laundry room
•TV Lounge
•Fax/Printing Facilities (Charges apply)
•Iron and ironing board on request
•FREE fresh linen
•Towel hire £1 (no deposit required)
•Hot showers 24 hrs a day
•FREE Security lockers in each bedroom, 1 per person
•Each bed offers their own LED light, double USB charging point and 13amp socket
•Hair dryers and straighteners available throughout bathrooms and Vanity areas.
•Secure entry, key card locking system with NO CURFEW
•24 Hour CCTV Security cameras
•Tour booking facilities

General Information:

•Check in from 14:00-23:00 (Please see our booking terms for arrivals after 11pm)
•Check out by 11:00
•FREE luggage storage
•Please note, we do not have a lift in the hotel and all rooms are accessible by stairs only over 3 floors

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 hotel 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.

Please take note of our terms and conditions below:

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.


All other cancellations must be received by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date 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 unless this has been previously arranged with them. 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 hostel reserves the right to change these at any time without warning. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate stag or hen groups in the hostel.

Cancelling group bookings - If you are a party of 8 or more people our standard group cancellation policy applies. Cancellations must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival or 1 nights cancellation charge applies for the entire group cost.

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. There is also a 24 hour NCP Car Park nearby on Castle Terrace.

85%
Overall Rating

1177 reviews

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Value For Money

84%

Security

91%

Location

82%

Staff

88%

Atmosphere

80%

Cleanliness

86%

Facilities

86%

Location was not as central as I had hoped. Otherwise, the hostel was perfect. Helpful, friendly staff, comfy beds, and happy environment. It was also very clean.

Check Availability

Thu 25 April 2019 - Fri 26 April 2019

New Year 29 December - 2 January (Inclusive)

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.

Dorms

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EUR 15.01
EUR 12.70
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  • Cancellation Policy

    Deposit Only rates

    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.

    Non-refundable rates

    Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

  • Important Information

    Things to Note

    • Children are welcome when adults are booking a full dorm room for private use only - unfortunately children under 18 are not permitted in the shared dorm rooms. Anyone booking children into one of our dorm rooms will not be allowed to stay and will be required to find themselves alternative accommodation. • There is no capacity for extra beds in the rooms. • ALL guests checking into the hotel must have photographic ID with them in the form of passport, driving license etc. Unfortunately check in will not be permitted unless official photo ID is provided. • No pets are permitted in the hotel • We do not have lift access in the hotel and all rooms are accessible by stairs only over 3 floors • Free Internet access available • Small lockers for valuables are available with access from 8am until 11pm. Some dorms have small coin operated lockers in the rooms. • Laundry (wash and dry for £4) – this is subject to availability as hotel laundry is done in house. • Unfortunately any males who book the female only dorm will have their booking cancelled and their deposit will not be refunded • Continental Breakfast is optional at a £3.00 pp • Check in is from 2pm and check out is 11am. Luggage can be left with us out with these times. • 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. All other cancellations must be received by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date 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 unless this has been previously arranged with them. 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. Special conditions for New Years 2019/2020 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 - 1 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. 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. Cancelling group bookings - If you are a party of 8 or more people our standard group cancellation policy applies. Cancellations must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival or 1 nights cancellation charge applies for the entire group cost.

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    Credit Cards Accepted

    No Curfew

    Non Smoking

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