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

88.7% Overall Rating

1723 out of 1801 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/08/2014)

Luke Samuels thinks…

"The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The bed linen was clean and fresh and the beds were exceptionally comfortable. The atmosphere was relaxed and calm and there were many different…"

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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 1.66
  • Towel USD 0.83

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.