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Light House Hostel Hostel

20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

90% Overall Rating 197 out of 215 customers would recommend this property based on 215 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 89%

Location 81%

Safety 93%

Staff 95%

Value 87%

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What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 35.14USD

Important Information

Latest check in is at 10.00pm. Guest no show will result the charge of the full booking. 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. On arrival: a £10 refundable key deposit to be paid and balance paid in full. Please leave shoes on front Shoe Rack as no shoes in the Light House. BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS, SPORTS EVENT WEEKENDS, AUGUST, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BOOKINGS – IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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. Cancellation policy for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival. Soon after you have made your 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 bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions

Directions

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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!
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From Edinburgh Bus Station
[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (Journey time 10 minutes)
[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £4.00 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From the coach station, ask for directions for 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 driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place and look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

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From Waverley Train Station
[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (10 minutes)
[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £4.00 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From Waverley Train Station, ask for directions for 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 driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place and look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

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From Edinburgh Airport
[Taxi] : Cost around £25 for up to 8 passengers. Email us to pre-book. (25 minutes)
[Bus 35] : Total journey 55 minutes. Cost £1.50 single. £4.00 day ticket. (50 minutes)
Ask the driver to let you off at the stop "Tollcross". Hostel is 5 minutes walk.
[Tram] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £5 single, £8 Return. (30 minutes tram time). Get off at Princes Street; then take a west-bound Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50).

[Airlink 100 Bus] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £4.50 single, £7.50 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 and look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

PARKING
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Free parking at front of hostel in the evenings - see below for details.
Secure parking available in nearby garage at £10 for 24 hours. Email us to pre-book.

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

Pay and Display Bay:
8:30am to 5:30pm - £1.60 per hour.
5:30pm to 8:30am - free parking.

Saturday
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Front of Hostel:
6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day!

Sunday
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Front of Hostel:
Free parking all day!

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day!

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