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Westend Hotel

Hostel | 35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5AU

91.1% Overall Rating

778 out of 874 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/07/2014)

Ruth Lancaster thinks…

"Stay very friendly, stayed in the 18 bed dorm, room still felt spacious and very clean. Best hostel I have stayed at so far on my travels. Really good value for money."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.38
  • Towel USD 1.69

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit is made to them and is non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date. Cancelling within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your day of arrival will see one night’s 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. 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 hotel 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. Groups: If you are a group of 8 or more you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room has been checked. Please allow time for your room to be checked as this can take up to 15 mins, if you fail to leave time for your room 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 later once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other guests may also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Overview

In the heart of Edinburgh's West End close to all this magnificent city has to offer, The West End Hotel offers stylish, comfortable 3 star accommodation in a mix of tastefully decorated standard and en suite rooms. Providing a high standard of clean, modern, fresh accommodation, friendly customer service and with a great central, but quiet location, The West End Hotel is a great choice whether you are visiting Edinburgh on business or pleasure. A fantastic hotel with competitive hostel rates! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

18 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Quad (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

Double (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

About Westend Hotel

We have a mixture of shared dormitory rooms and private en suite hotel rooms. Our private rooms have LCD TV with Free view, tea/coffee making facilities and en suite shower rooms. We have a kitchen and TV lounge which are both open from 8am until 11pm, an outside seating area and laundry with washing machine and dryer. There is also a computer in the lounge area for guests to use with our compliments.

Our hotel bar serves meals Tues to Sun and guests can take advantage of a 20% discount on their food and drink. We have live music every weekend as well as a quiz night every Thurs and we show all main sporting events on our large TV screens.
Please note, we do not have lift facilities in the hotel and rooms are located over 3 floors all accessible by stairs. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas of the hotel and free left luggage facilities are available.

We have some secure lockers in each of the dorm rooms where mobile phones can be charged. We do ask guests not to use these for plugging in hair straighteners or irons. We do have ironing facilities in the hotel and our bathrooms have hairdryers and hair straighteners. Each bed in our shared dorms has an overhead light for individual use.

Other Information:
- Children are welcome staying in a private room only with accompanying adults – children under 18 years are not permitted to stay in dorm rooms
- No pets permitted
- Free Lockers available (access available 8am until 11pm)
- Free mobile phone charging lockers in each dorm
- Full Scottish Breakfast is included with private hotel rooms only
- Continental Breakfast is optional at a £2 pp and a full Scottish Breakfast is £6 pp for guests staying in dorm rooms
- Check in is from 2pm and check out is 11am. Luggage can be left with us out with these times
- Anyone arriving after 11pm Sunday to Thurs 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
- Unfortunately any males who book the female only dorm will have their booking cancelled and their deposit will not be refunded

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, 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, rooms will be allocated subject to availability on the day of arrival.

Accommodation Information

If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit is made to them and is non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date. Cancelling within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your day of arrival will see one night’s 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.

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 hotel 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.

Groups:
If you are a group of 8 or more you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room has been checked. Please allow time for your room to be checked as this can take up to 15 mins, if you fail to leave time for your room 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 later once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other guests may also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis.

Location Information

As its name suggests, the hotel is situated in the cosmopolitan West End of beautiful Edinburgh. While the hotel may not be as central as some other hostels in Edinburgh, it is located in a quiet residential area, while still near the heart of the city, just a 15-20 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street. It is also conveniently located within walking distance of Edinburgh's many tourist attractions and the city's main business districts so is ideal for people looking to spend the day in the busy city but then get a good nights sleep in peaceful surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town. 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 and the airport bus stop. George Street is also nearby and is a great area for cocktail bars, nightclubs and boutique shopping.
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 at Castle Terrace, Approx 20 minute walk from the hotel/hostel.