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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

Hostel | 94-112 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland EH11JN

68.2% Overall Rating

171 out of 284 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/06/2013)

"Contrary to some reviews, it was very clean, nice shower room and comfy beds, staff were helpful too!"

Read all Cowgate Tourist Hostel reviews

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 7.55
  • Towel USD 1.68

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

1. You may cancel your booking up to 72hrs hours before arrival.(Does not apply to Groups) Please do so directly with the reception office at the hostel reception. If you wish to cancel by email then please do so at least 7 full days prior to your arrival.

2. All group bookings must be paid in full 28 days prior to arrival, any changes or cancellations must be done before this time. Payment will automatically be taken from your credit card.

3. Deposits are never refunded.

4. In the event of a no-show without cancellation, we have the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation with us or for the full price of the tour or other non-accommodation travel service in accordance with your booking conditions.

5. Your contract is with Hostel Accommodation Limited. It is our responsibility to provide you with the travel services.

6. Check in time is from 1400hrs

7. Check out time is 1000hrs

In the highly unlikely event of a problem arising, our liability to you, if any, is limited to the deposit and that reservation fee you paid. By sending your credit card details to us you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions as stated above**

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: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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Overview

Cowgate Tourist Hostel offers quality backpacker and hostel style accommodation in the very heart of Edinburgh's historic old town. Located under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and within short walking distance of Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley Rail station. Your in the right place for all thats going on in the City! Perfect choice for group bookings - stag/hen parties, schools and events whatever your wish we will accommodate! Read more

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About Cowgate Tourist Hostel

Our hostel offers excellent value for money. This should be your No 1 choice for group bookings - we offer individual apartments all fully equipped with everything you will need for a wonderful stay! No need to bring anything with you as we provide all you will require.

The choice of room is yours.... the accommodation at Cowgate hostel is made up of a number of stylish individual self contained apartments each with the choice of Twin or Double rooms, 4 or 6 bed dorm rooms. The rooms in each of the apartments share the fully equipped 'Ikea' style kitchen. You can book individual beds/rooms or book out entire flats just for your group. It is a unique hostel and works really well for groups wanting privacy.

Do you want to take a whisky tour, visit museums, find the best shopping places? Whatever your interests are our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you with information and suggestions on what to do and see in our lively city!

1. You may cancel your booking up to 72hrs hours before arrival.(Does not apply to Groups) Please do so directly with the reception office at the Cowgate. If you wish to cancel by email then please do so at least 7 full days prior to your arrival.
2. All group bookings must be paid in full 28 days prior to arrival, any changes or cancellations must be done before this time.
3. Deposits are never refunded.
4. In the event of a no-show without cancellation, we have the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation with us or for the full price of the tour or other non-accommodation travel service in accordance with your booking conditions.
5. Your contract is with Hostel Accommodation Limited. It is our responsibility to provide you with the travel services.
In the highly unlikely event of a problem arising, our liability to you, if any, is limited to the deposit and that reservation fee you paid.

Accommodation Information

That’s 10 fully fitted Kitchens and 15 Shower rooms with toilets plus 11 separate private toilets!!!
• Linen Included – All bedding is supplied *NEW since November 2013
• Iron boards/Irons in all flats * NEW since November 2013
• Credit Cards Accepted – except AMEX
• Luggage Storage area in reception
• Family Friendly
• Guest Kitchen with Free tea and coffee in reception
• Travel Desk/Travel Info
• No Curfew
• No Lockout
• Bike Parking
• No Smoking
• Free WIFI in the whole hostel * NEW since October 2013
• FREE WiFi in lobby and computers
Check in time: 1400hrs
Check out: 1000hrs

!! Looking for Long Term Accommodation then look no further, Cowgate Hostel is now offering long term rates at £50.00 per week!! This does not apply for July and August and during busy events in Edinburgh this may not be avaliable. This makes us the cheapest most affordable accommodation for long termers in Edinburgh.

Location Information

follow the directions below from Waverley train station.

From Waverley train station (on foot)
Come out of Waverley train station onto Princes Street.
Turn right and walk along Princes Street toward Balmoral Hotel.
Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge.
Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street.
Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street.
Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House and continue walking down hill along Blair Street at the bottom of the Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right.Opposite Three Sisters pub.

From bus station.
Walk down St. Andrews Street and turn left and walk towards Balmoral Hotel.
Turn right at Balmoral Hotel onto North Bridge.
Walk towards Royal Mile/High Street.
Turn right at Bella Pasta on to Royal Mile/High Street.
Cross the street to Starbucks Coffee House walk down the Street next to Starbucks called Blair Street at the bottom of Blair Street turn right walk 200 meters and the Hostel will be on the right opposite Three Sisters pub