HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees

Light House Hostel Map

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

95.9% Overall Rating

142 out of 152 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/03/2014)

Anqi Wei thinks…

"The social atmosphere, the nice and clean rooms, various bathrooms, the location which is 20 min away from the Old Town, the friendly staff, the evening time in the common room, the free breakfast,…"

Read all Light House Hostel reviews

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.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Mansion Festival Hostel
67.11 USD

Hostel 67.0% 23 reviews
Brooks Hotel
75.50 USD

Hotel Not yet rated
Herald House Hotel
130.03 USD

Hotel 2 star 86.7% 43 reviews
Unite-1 Portsburgh Court
71.31 USD

Apartment 87.1% 49 reviews
Smart at iQ
91.44 USD

Hostel 76.0% 5 reviews
Portsburgh Square
41.95 USD

Apartment 86.7% 3 reviews
Boutique Backpackers
16.78 USD

Hostel 73.6% 26 reviews
Unite 4 - Chalmers Street
72.15 USD

Apartment 79.8% 13 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 20/04/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 20/04/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing

GPS-enabled map and directions

Street View

Directions

==============================================
IMPORTANT:
Please note that there are two number 20's on Gilmore Place! It is not the first one which is a shop at 20 Lochrin Buildings. The Light House Hostel is 100 meters further along - walk past the shops - we have a red telephone box in our front garden!
==============================================

From St Andrews Square Coach Station

[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (Journey time around 10 minutes)

[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From the coach station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

------------------------------------
From Waverley Train Station

[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (10 minutes)

[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From Waverley Train Station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

------------------------------
From Edinburgh Airport

[Taxi] : Cost around £22. (25 minutes)

[Bus 35] : Total journey 55 minutes. Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (50 minutes)
This takes you directly to Tollcross. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross. Hostel is 5 minutes walk.

[Airlink 100 Bus] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £3.50 single, £6 Return. (30 minutes bus time) Ask the driver to let you off at the West End (Shandwick Place), then cross the road and walk to Lothian Road, where you can:
take a taxi from outside Caledonian Hotel to the Hostel (5 minutes, £5);
or take a Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50);
or walk to the Hostel (15 minutes).

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.


=======
PARKING
=======
Monday - Friday
-------
Front of Hostel:
6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
8:30am to 5:30pm - £1.50 per hour.
5:30pm to 8:30am - free parking.

Check exact restrictions at reception.
-------
Saturday
-------
Front of Hostel:
6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day !

Check exact restrictions at reception.
-------
Sunday
-------
Front of Hostel:
Free parking all day !

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day !

=====
Secure Parking: £12 for 24 hours, at nearby serviced apartments - EH3 9QP