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Hostel | 39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JR

94.5% Overall Rating

1686 out of 1760 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/04/2014)

Ilaria Taglioni thinks…

"Excellent and cheap drinks and food. Big, spacious, bright, clean room. Friendly and helpful staff. No carpet in the rooms. 24 hours reception. Fun games. Free city tour and free pub crawl."

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.68
  • Towel USD 0.84

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note this hostel has an 18 year age restriction. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO BOOK 8 PEOPLE OR MORE YOU MUST CONTACT THIS HOSTEL DIRECTLY TO MAKE THE BOOKING. Please note all Group bookings (over 8 people) must adhere to the Hostel Group Booking Policy also must be 2 nights minimum stay at the weekend.

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From Airport get the Airport Bus (No 100) to Waverly Train Station
We are 5-10 minute walk from Waverley Train Station to us.
Exit the station at Waverley Bridge (the other exit from the train station is onto Princes St). Now, facing the Castle. Go left on Waverley Bridge, and walk to the end where there is a small mini roundabout: Turn Right here onto Market Street and walk up the hill to the end and then turn left on to Bank Street follow this road around and up to the Traffic lights; Continue through the lights on to George IV Bridge then turn right at Victoria Street: Walk down to the bottom of this street and then turn Left. You can't miss us. We are on the corner of Candlemaker Row.