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

92.6% Overall Rating

1777 out of 1858 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/09/2015)

Jenna Heard thinks…

"This was a "kick ass" place. I loved the atmosphere and honestly, after staying in two other hostels in Scotland, this place was a breath of fresh air. Even the huge rooms had a homey feel…"

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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 1.53
  • Towel USD 0.77

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties. 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. Please note that this hostel has a strict age limit of 18 and over. Any customers arriving who are under this age will unfortunately not be allowed to stay because of Scotland’s strict licensing regulations and will be charged for the first night accommodation. We will contact you at the time of booking for the CVV code in order to verify the card.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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GPS-enabled map and directions

Street View


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.