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Set in an original Victorian building, this funky hostel offers airy dorm rooms with large windows and high ceilings. It is directly opposite Haymarket Train Station and only a 5-10 minute walk from Princes Street.

Guests staying at The Hostel can benefit from modern bunk beds and fresh bedding. Bedrooms feature original artworks by Jade Carrera. Bathroom facilities are shared.

Free WiFi is available 24/7 in the hostel’s public areas. Visitors can make use of the pool table and a communal lounge with digital TV. There is also a modern kitchen with 2 ovens and a pleasant outdoor area with tables and chairs.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

The Hostel has been welcoming guests since Feb 6, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 8.6!


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Room Type
1 full bed
3 bunk beds
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • hi is there a bus link to airport
    Yes,the 100 Airlink bus comes from the airport and stops only a few meters from our hostel. The busstop is named Haymarket.
    Answered on 1 July 2022
  • Do you have any storage space for extra luggage? I have some luggage in cartons which I won't be able to keep in the room. Would there extra charges?
    We do provide a space for luggage which is free during your stay at The Hostel. We do however charge 5 pounds a bag for storage before or after your r..
    Answered on 23 September 2022
  • Do you have storage for bike/bike bag & luggage? Participating in Ride Across Britain for Alzheimer’s and need place to stay in Edinburgh.
    Hello, we do have a secure luggage room where you can store your luggage. You can also store your bike either in our backyard or in the luggage room. ..
    Answered on 21 August 2022
  • How much it’s to make a late check in? About 12:30/1am? In a Friday
    Hello, The rooms are ready at 2pm, so you can check in at 2pm onwards. Kind regards, The Hostel team
    Answered on 17 August 2022
  • Are your shared bathrooms separated by gender? Do females have their own bathroom?
    Hello, The three bathrooms of the hostel are mixed. Kind regards, The Hostel Edinburgh
    Answered on 21 June 2022
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Amenities of The Hostel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Game room
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Debit card The Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Upon check-in all guests must provide both a valid form of Photo Identification (of either a: Passport, Driving License, European Identity Card, British Citizen Card or a British Residency Permit).

When booking for 9 or more guests, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Please inform The Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about The Hostel

  • Check-in at The Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at The Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Game room

  • The Hostel is 1 miles from the center of Edinburgh.