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The Hostel Hostel

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland

86% Overall Rating 349 out of 442 customers would recommend this property based on 442 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 79%

Location 90%

Safety 86%

Staff 97%

Value 87%

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

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

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Map and Directions


Arriving by train:
Haymarket Station is the closest station to The Hostel. Exit the station and cross the road. Stay left and you will see The Hostel on your left hand side, directly opposite the station. If arriving at Waverley Station, follow the "on foot" directions below or alternatively, take LRT bus numbers 12, 26 or 31 from the left side of Princes Street and alight at Haymarket station.

Arriving by bus:
On leaving the bus station, walk down to Princes Street and continue the same route as on foot. See below.

Arriving by Air:
Take the LRT shuttle bus 100 from outside the terminal building. Alight the bus at Haymarket Station and The Hostel is located on your left hand side. There is an airport bus link across from The Hostel, for returning to the airport.

Arriving by Car:
Approaching from Glasgow or the A8 (Edinburgh Airport). The Hostel is located on the main Glasgow road into Edinburgh city centre, directly opposite Haymarket Station. Car Parking is available at Morrison Street NCP Car Park which does have a charge. There is limited free on street parking overnight on local streets from 1830hrs until 0830hrs and all day on Sunday.

Arriving on foot:
From Princes Street keep the shops on your right hand side and walk towards Frasers department store at the West End. Continue straight along Shandwick Place until you reach West Maitland Street. Pass Grosvenor Street on your right and The Hostel is located on your right hand side.

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