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

93.4% Overall Rating

168 out of 178 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/11/2014)

Yulianti Yulianti thinks…

"I really enjoyed the Light House Hostel. The staff was very friendly and helpful, people living there were very nice as well. The hostel is clean and has clean bathrooms in every floor. What…"

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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.

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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 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 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. £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 and look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

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From Edinburgh Airport

[Taxi] : Cost around £23 for up to 8 passengers. Email us to pre-book. (25 minutes)

[Bus 35] : Total journey 55 minutes. Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (50 minutes)
Ask the driver to let you off at the stop "Earl Grey Street". 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 £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 and look for the red telephone box in our front garden.


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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 - £1.50 per hour.
5:30pm to 8:30am - free parking.
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Saturday
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Front of Hostel:
6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day !
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Sunday
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Front of Hostel:
Free parking all day !

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day !