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Light House Hostel

Hostel | 20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9NQ

93.6% Overall Rating

151 out of 162 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/05/2014)

"The hostel staff were very friendly and made me feel at home when I visited. The hostel is also very clean, the staff take great care to make it so. The beds were quite comfy too. I definitely recommend this hostel to…"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Latest check in is at 10.00pm. If you are going to arrive after 10pm please ring ahead to inform us. The reception will be closed at 11pm and there will be no check in after 11pm. Curfew Policy: There is no curfew however, we are not a party hostel, we request that guests be very quiet when returning after midnight, this is to ensure people who are sleeping are not disturbed and everyone can get a good night's sleep. Maximum 10 persons per group. If your group is larger than this, please contact us first to discuss availability. Unfortunately we do not cater for stag and hen parties. August and New Year bookings: Because of high demand during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Hogmanay, all bookings for August and New Year will need to be paid in full in advance. Soon after you have made your August or Hogmanay booking, we will charge your credit/debit card or send you an online PayPal invoice to be paid to confirm your booking. Cancellation policy for August and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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Overview

The Light House is a truly unique place to stay - our bright young team will welcome you to our beautiful Georgian townhouse bursting with character and charm. We have created a fusion of contemporary living space with good old fashioned family hospitality. Our guests often say it’s more like a family home than a hostel, with a laid back attitude and cosy friendly atmosphere. The Light House is the place to chill out and make new friends. We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle. 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.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering
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.

Superior Twin (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

About Light House Hostel

Reception is open from 7am to 10pm and check in time is from 3pm to 10pm. If you arrive in the city before 3pm, please feel free to drop off your luggage and we will give you a map and introduction to Edinburgh, then come back after 3pm to check in.

We aim to provide a good night's sleep for our guests so that everyone feels refreshed the next day to explore the city or to continue with their onward journey. Therefore there is strictly no check in after 10pm. If you plan to arrive after 10pm, then please do not book with us. This rule can be extended to 11pm in case of delays in transportation. After 11pm there will be no entry until the following day.

The Light House is a loving, caring and sharing place to be - we donate 10% of our profit to a housing charity. So when you stay with us, you are also helping to provide homes for people in need.

We are situated in the artistic area of the city centre. Nearby are 4 cinemas, 3 theatres, a concert hall, a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee houses - and a co-operative super market that opens till 10pm for your essential supplies!

We have a spacious comfy lounge where you can relax and enjoy a wide selection of movies on our home cinema system with HD projector and surround sound. The communal living areas are clean and cosy providing a great space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

We have a fully equipped self catering kitchen including a dish washer...... so no need to wash up, Yey! There is also a large back garden where we host regular campfires and BBQs - so bring your guitars and best (or worst) singing voices and join us for a good old sing along around the fire; dancing is optional!

We provide all these free stuff:
Free breakfast consisting cereal, toast, jam, butter spread, chocolate spread, peanut butter, marmalade, tea and coffee.
Free tea and coffee all day.
Free Wi-Fi, free internet access on a desk top computer.
Free lockers, free towel hire, free linen.
Free power adaptor hire, free reading light hire.
Free ear plugs, free shower gel.

We operate a no shoes policy in The Light House to keep the house in spotless order, a shoe rack and slippers are provided at the entrance making it feel like a real home from home.

There is a no smoking policy throughout the hostel with smoking area in the front garden.

There is no curfew. However, we are not a party hostel, therefore the lounge and kitchen are locked at midnight and we request that guests be very quiet when returning after midnight, this is to ensure other guests who are sleeping are not disturbed.

Check-in is after 15:00 only - and till 22:00.
Check-out by 11:30.
Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00.
Cancellation policy is 72 hours in advance.

Under Age Policy:
Guests under the age of 15 must stay in a private room with a family member who is over 18. Guests aged 16 and 17 travelling alone must have a letter signed by a parent or a guardian giving explicit authorisation to travel alone, also they must provide a photocopy of their parent's/guardian's ID.

Group Booking Policy:
Maximum 10 persons per group. If your group is larger than this, please contact us first to discuss availability. Unfortunately we do not cater for stag and hen parties.

Bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings:
Because of high demand during bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Christmas and Hogmanay, all bookings for these periods will need to be paid in full in advance. Soon after you have made your booking for these periods, we will charge your credit/debit card or send you an online PayPal invoice to be paid to confirm your booking. Cancellation policy for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival.

Accommodation Information

We have 6 bright and spacious rooms:
2-bed private room - with a double bed and a single bed.
4-bed dorm
4-bed dorm
6-bed dorm
6-bed dorm - with en-suite shower room
10-bed dorm

Location Information

The Light House is in the south west of the city centre - only a 15 minutes' walk from the Edinburgh Castle. We are located within the artistic neighbourhood 'Tollcross'. Nearby are many bars, restaurants, cafes, concert hall, 3 theatres, 4 cinemas and a co-operative supermarket that opens till 10pm every night for your essential supplies.