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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 Booking.com guests since Feb 6, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 8.5!


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4 reasons to choose The Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc
    0.4 miles
  • Filmhouse Cinema
    0.4 miles
  • Usher Hall
    0.5 miles
  • Traverse Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland
    0.5 miles
  • Royal Lyceum Theater
    0.5 miles
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
    0.5 miles
  • Charlotte Square
    0.5 miles
  • The Georgian House
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The West End Hotel
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The West End Hotel
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.7 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.9 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    0.9 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.9 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.1 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.1 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    1.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    2.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    5.7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.8 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    47.3 miles
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Amenities of The Hostel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Pool table Additional charge
  • Game room
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Pool and Spa
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
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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!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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

Check-out

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

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.