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Containers Hostel Hostel

357 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Containers Hostels brings to Edinburgh the world’s first hostel built from converted shipping containers! Our hostel is unique, stylish and comfortable with an amazing atmosphere great for meeting people! Book now! Read more

74% Overall Rating 27 out of 34 customers would recommend this property based on 34 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 64%

Facilities 66%

Location 70%

Safety 70%

Staff 91%

Value 78%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Important Information

Cancellation policy:
48 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no show, you will be charged the first two nights of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 (early or late check in available free just send us an email!)
Check out before 11:00. (Once you have checked out you are welcome to store your luggage or use the facilities for the remainder of the day).

Payment upon arrival by cash or card (all taxes are included in price). £10, passport or ID card needed as linen deposit per person or group (larger groups may require a bigger deposit).

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Containers Hostels brings to Edinburgh the world’s first hostel built from converted shipping containers! Our hostel is unique, stylish and comfortable with an amazing atmosphere great for meeting people! Book now! Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 12 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Containers Hostel

Located 10 minutes from the city centre, Containers Hostel is an award-winning innovation. The world’s first hostel designed using converted shipping containers; Containers Hostel is more than just a place to stay, it is an experience.

From the moment you arrive you will be struck by the unique design of the hostel with the special atmosphere it creates. Close to the site is much of the iconic Edinburgh stone architecture overlooked by the distinctive Pentland Hills to the west of the city. Our hostel reinvents what it means to travel by providing a place to stay that is as unique and exciting as the historic city itself. Containers Hostel brings the atmosphere of a festival to the comfort of a hostel.

* Free Wi-Fi

* Free bike hire

* Free extra pillows on request

* Free ear plugs

* Free table football

* Free hot tub for guest use

* Free luggage storage

* Free on site parking

* Free city maps

* Free tea and coffee

* Free skateboard and mini scooter rental (skate park 2 minute walk)

* Free football and rugby ball hire (local park 2 minute walk)

* No curfew

* 24 hour kitchen

* 24 hour lounge with TV, DVDs and games

* 24 hour security

* 20 minute walk / 10 minute bus ride to city centre

* Cash and card payment

* Sweets and essentials sold at reception

* Pets allowed

* Smoking allowed outside of containers.

Staying in one of our fully fitted out shipping container dorms means not only will you be staying in a world’s-first, but you will also be brought closer to the city and the natural world. Our hostel capitalises on its fantastic location and unique design with its central courtyard, in which we host quiz nights, open-air movie nights, and play all of your favourite music.

It takes a certain type of person to stay in our hostel. Those who come to experience Containers Hostel aren’t afraid of trying something new, they are often seeking adventure, and they thrive on having a story to tell. Knowing this, we ensure that you will never be short of opportunities to meet fellow travellers. Enjoying BBQs in our courtyard is often the start of a special stay in Edinburgh.

Combining a festival atmosphere with security and cleanliness, Containers Hostel provides all the modern conveniences including indoor and outdoor social areas. You are unlikely to find a hostel with a buzz of excitement like ours, and you are certain not to find one with such a unique design! We are confident that your stay in Containers Hostel will be an experience you will never forget, think about it, when was the last time you did something for the first time?

All the containers are equipped with, windows, doors, lights, heating, insulation and plug sockets for your comfort. Please take a look at the pictures to get a full idea of what to expect!

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no show, you will be charged the first two nights of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 (early or late check in available free just send us an email!)
Check out before 11:00. (Once you have checked out you are welcome to store your luggage or use the facilities for the remainder of the day).

Payment upon arrival by cash or card (all taxes are included in price). £10, passport or ID card needed as linen deposit per person or group (larger groups may require a bigger deposit).

We look forward to seeing you!

Accommodation Information

Cancellation policy:
48 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no show, you will be charged the first two nights of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 (early or late check in available free just send us an email!)
Check out before 11:00. (Once you have checked out you are welcome to store your luggage or use the facilities for the remainder of the day).

Payment upon arrival by cash or card (all taxes are included in price). £10, passport or ID card needed as linen deposit per person or group (larger groups may require a bigger deposit).

Location Information

Distance to;

Edinburgh Castle - 2.8 km 30 minute walk
Edinburgh Old Town - 3.0 km 35 minute walk

Local area;

Edinburgh Zoo - 2.4 km 25 minute walk
Saughton Rose Garden - 0.3 km 2 minute walk
Park & Skate Park - 0.3 km 2 minute walk
Supermarket (Sainsbury’s/Aldi) - 0.2 km 2 minute walk
Fast food (McDonald’s) - 0.2 km 2 minute walk
Murrayfield Rugby & Hearts Football Stadium - 0.6 km 10 minute walk

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.