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The Hostel

Hostel | 3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5DR

80.7% Overall Rating

893 out of 1127 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/07/2014)

"I liked the common area and the televisions available. The fact there were hair dryers was pretty awesome. Some of the people who were staying there were really friendly and fun. I went drinking with the older guests…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.39
  • Towel USD 1.70

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Group bookings of more than 8 people cannot be canceled within 10 days of arrival date and the FULL cost will be charged. Any Group reservations of 8 or more people MUST provide a £20 per person cash deposit on arrival as security on any losses incurred through damage, nuisance to other guests and loss of revenues. i.e. Damage to bedstead = £110, sickness = £25+ etc. Any arrivals after 11pm incur a £5+ fee and must be arranged in advance. Due respect to other guests should be shown whilst staying in our hostel. All guests need to produce a valid Identification upon arrival

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: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Overview

Now under new management and recently refurbished. Only a 15 minute walk into the west end of Edinburgh city centre and located across from Haymarket Train Station, The Hostel offers stylish, central, comfortable accommodation at a very competitive rate! We are close to all main transport links as well as bars, restaurants and shops which will ensure you feel involved with all Edinburgh has to offer. With our electronic key cards and no curfew you can feel free to come and go as you wish. 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.

16 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

17 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

13 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

14 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.

Family Room (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Triple (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

5 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About The Hostel

Location AND Value - The easiest Hostel to find when traveling from Edinburgh Airport or Glasgow.

Facilities we offer include:
* Lockers (PLEASE NOTE - access to lockers between 8 am and 11 pm only)
* Kitchen for guests use (PLEASE NOTE - access to the kitchen between 8am and 11pm only)
* Hairdryers in public areas
* Left luggage facilities
* Children welcome when staying in a private room only with accompanying adults – children under 18 are not permitted to stay in dorms
* Free Wi-Fi in public areas
* Free tea and coffee
* Pool table (PLEASE NOTE - access from 8 am to 11 pm only)
* Lounge with TV (PLEASE NOTE - open from 8 am until 11 pm only)
* 24 hour security entry
* Triple room consists of lower double bed and upper single bed.
* Family room consists of 3 single bunks and 1 lower double bunk.
* No Pets

PLEASE NOTE that there are limited electrical sockets in the dormitories. These plugs can only be used for charging mobile phones and laptops. Using these plugs for anything else will automatically shut off the power. Items left to charge are done so at the owners own risk and the hostel cannot be held responsible for any items in the rooms or the public areas. There are extra sockets in the public areas. We ask guests to please remove items when they have finished charging to allow other guests access to the sockets.

Check-in from 1 pm until 11 pm. Check-out by 10 am. Any guests arriving after 11 pm 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. Please advise us in advance of a late check in.
All reservations are payable in full on arrival.

A £10 per person deposit is asked from all guests on arrival which is returned on departure when key cards and bedding are returned.

Group Bookings:
If you are a group of 8 or more people 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 rooms have been checked by a staff member. Please note that you should allow time for your room to be checked as this can take up to 15 minutes, if you fail to leave time for your rooms to be inspected bonds will not be returned. If we require damages to be inspected by the owner, bonds will be kept and returned to you at a later date once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other residents will also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis. Upon arrival at the hotel your group will be asked to read through an introduction letter which lists damages and penalty charges as a guide only, the hotel reserves the right to change these.

Accommodation Information

If you have booked online or in person, any deposit made is non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date. Cancelling within this time 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 beds 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.
All guests must present photo Identification on arrival.

PLEASE NOTE that there are limited electrical sockets in the dormitories. These plugs can only be used for charging mobile phones and laptops. Using these plugs for anything else will automatically shut off the power. Items left to charge are done so at the owners own risk and the hostel cannot be held responsible for any items in the rooms or the public areas. There are extra sockets in the public areas. We ask guests to please remove items when they have finished charging to allow other guests access to the sockets.

Location Information

The Hostel is located just a 10-15 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street as well as being conveniently located within walking distance of Edinburgh's many tourist attractions and the city's main business districts. It is also on one of Edinburgh’s main bus routes and located across from Haymarket Train Station.

West End theaters and clubs - 10 mins
Murrayfield rugby stadium - 15 min walk
Edinburgh Castle - 30 min walk
Princes Street shopping - 15 min walk
Edinburgh Zoo – 10 mins by bus from across the road
Airport bus stop - outside Hostel
Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket - 25 min walk

On street parking is available within walking distance 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 hostel. There is also a 24 hour NCP Car Park on Morrison Link.