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.
At The Hostel we provide comfortable accommodation at great rates! We understand that whether travelling as a tourist, backpacker or getting away with friends, comfort and budget are high on the list of priorities - we provide that and more, in the most stylish and funky hostel in Edinburgh!
Located directly opposite Haymarket Train Station in the West End, The Hostel is only a 15 minute walk to the West End of Princes Street. We are also opposite the city's busiest bus interchange so you will have no problems transporting yourself in and out of the neighbourhood.
Edinburgh Castle and the famous Royal Mile are a must see and are easily accessible on foot or by public transport. Right on our doorstep we have the wonderful St Mary's Cathedral, a popular tourist landmark. An easy 15 - 20 minute stroll is the infamous Grassmarket area & there are a range of bars and restaurants within 100 metres of The Hostel. We can highly recommend our sister unit The West End Hotel for food & drink, where guests of The Hostel will receive up to 20% off their bill.
Please read all the details below before you book for an understanding of why we think 'The Hostel' is the place for you to stay in Edinburgh for the single traveller or groups of up to 95!
Facilities we offer include:
*Free internet access - (08:00 a.m. - 23:00 p.m.)
*Free hot showers (24 hours)
*24 Hrs Free WI-FI
*Free tea and coffee facilities
*Pool table - (available from 08:00 a.m. - 23:00 p.m. only)
*Kitchen - (available from 08:00 a.m. - 23:00 p.m. only)
*Lounge with Digital TV with surround sound speakers - (available from 08:00 a.m. - 23:00 p.m. only)
*24 hour access key card security entry
*Free Luggage Storage
*Laundry (wash and dry for £3) – this is subject to availability as hostel laundry is done in house.
*Continental Breakfast @ £3
*Loch Ness and Highlands tour booking facility from reception.
* Friendly & Informative Staff
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.
Other Important Information:
•Children under 18 are not permitted in the 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.
•ALL guests checking into the hostel must have photographic ID with them in the form of passport, driving license etc. Unfortunately check in will not be permitted unless photo ID is provided.
•No pets are permitted in the hostel
•We do not have lift access in the hostel and all rooms are accessible by stairs only
•Free Internet Access Available
•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 outside these times.
•Any guests arriving after 11pm 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.
The female dorm is only available for booking by females. If a male reserves 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 bed.
*Family room consists of 3 single bunks and 1 lower double bunk.
Due to the high demand for accommodation in Edinburgh over New Year, guests will be asked to settle 50% of their total amount, which is non-refundable, one month prior to arrival when booked into the hostel between:
29 December - 2 January (Inclusive)
If cancelling 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.
Any guests arriving after 11pm 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.
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 hostel 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.
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 hostel 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.
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 hostel. There is also a 24 hour NCP Car Park nearby on Castle Terrace.
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.