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The Westend Hostel Hostel

35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

In the heart of Edinburgh's West End close to all this magnificent city has to offer, The West End Hotel offers stylish, comfortable 3 star accommodation in a mix of tastefully decorated standard and en suite rooms. Providing a high standard of clean, modern, fresh accommodation, friendly customer service and with a great central, but quiet location, The West End Hotel is a great choice whether you are visiting Edinburgh on business or pleasure. A fantastic hotel with competitive hostel rates! Read more

90% Overall Rating 430 out of 465 customers would recommend this property based on 465 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 87%

Location 85%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 92%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bar APM-96
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Important Information

If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit is made to them and is non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date. Cancelling within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your day of arrival will see one night’s room rate charged to the credit card details provided to us with the booking and your booking will be cancelled for any further nights you have booked.

Due to the high demand for accommodation in Edinburgh over New Year, guests will be asked to settle 50% of their total amount, which is non-refundable, one month prior to arrival when booked into the hotel between:

29 December - 2 January (Inclusive)

If cancelling any bookings for these dates we require no less than 2 weeks notice for there to be no further charges made to your credit card. Cancelling within 2 weeks of your arrival date will see the total remaining balance of your bill charged to the credit card details provided to us with your booking.



Groups:
If you are a group of 8 or more you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room has been checked. Please allow time for your room to be checked as this can take up to 15 mins, if you fail to leave time for your room to be inspected, bonds will not be returned. If we require any damages to be inspected by the owner, bonds will be kept and returned to you later once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other guests may also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis.

The reception is open daily from 08:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 22:00. Check in can be made between 12:00 and 14:00 and between 17:00 and 22:00."

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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In the heart of Edinburgh's West End close to all this magnificent city has to offer, The West End Hotel offers stylish, comfortable 3 star accommodation in a mix of tastefully decorated standard and en suite rooms. Providing a high standard of clean, modern, fresh accommodation, friendly customer service and with a great central, but quiet location, The West End Hotel is a great choice whether you are visiting Edinburgh on business or pleasure. A fantastic hotel with competitive hostel rates! Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 24 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 24

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 18 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 18

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 9 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 9

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 10 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 10

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 12 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 12

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

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Basic

Basic 9 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 9

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 9 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 9

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About The Westend Hostel

The West End Hotel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer.

We offer simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming. Choose to stay in either one of our small 6 bed dormitory rooms with En-suite or one of our larger dormitories with shared bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed!

Sleeping a total of 109 guests, the West End Hotel has the capacity to cater for large groups including school/university groups, sports tour or stag and hen parties.

Shared Rooms

We have 10 dormitory style shared accommodation rooms to choose from, each varying in size from a 6 bed to a 10 bed dormitory En-suite, and our 18 or 24 bed dorms with shared bathrooms. All our rooms offer wall mounted Triple Bunk Beds.

Please note we cannot accept anyone under the age of 18 in our dormitory rooms (with the exception of private groups who are travelling with teachers or adults). Children under the age of 18 are only permitted if reserving a whole dorm room for exclusive use and travelling with an adult.

Other facilities:

• Bar & Bistro with weekly quiz and Live Music every Friday and Saturday
• 20% off your food & drink bill throughout your stay
• Continental breakfast available for £3 per person per day
• Free WIFI in public areas & Computer with Internet access
• Fully equipped shared kitchen and laundry room
• TV Lounge
• Fax/Printing Facilities (Charges apply)
• Iron and ironing board on request
• FREE fresh linen
• Towel hire £1 (no deposit required)
• Hot showers 24 hrs a day
• FREE Security lockers in each bedroom, 1 per person
• Each bed offers their own LED light, double USB charging point and 13amp socket
• Hair dryers and straighteners available throughout bathrooms and Vanity areas.
• Secure entry, key card locking system with NO CURFEW
• 24 Hour CCTV Security cameras
• Tour booking facilities

General Information:

• Check in from 14:00-23:00 (Please see our booking terms for arrivals after 11pm)
• Check out by 11:00
• FREE luggage storage
• Please note, we do not have a lift in the hotel and all rooms are accessible by stairs only over 3 floors

PLEASE NOTE that there are limited electrical sockets in the dormitories. These plugs can only be used for charging mobile phones and laptops. Using these plugs for anything else will automatically shut off the power. Items left to charge are done so at the owners own risk and the hotel cannot be held responsible for any items in the rooms or the public areas. There are extra sockets in the public areas. We ask guests to please remove items when they have finished charging to allow other guests access to the sockets.

Please take note of our terms and conditions below:

Cancellations must be received by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date to prevent any penalty fees being charged to your credit card. If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit made to them is non-refundable unless this has been previously arranged with them. Cancelling a booking within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your booked day of arrival will see the equivalent of one nights room rate charged to the credit card details provided to us with the booking and your booking will be cancelled for any further nights you have booked.

Any guests arriving after 11pm Sunday to Thursday and after Midnight Friday and Saturday will be required to pay a £5 late arrival fee to the member of night staff. Please note this is a one off fee of £5 and not £5 per person.

Group Bookings

Please note that if you are a group of 8 or more people you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20.00 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room/s have been checked by a staff member. Please note that you should allow time for your room to be checked on departure as this can take up to 15 minutes, if you fail to leave time for your room/s to be inspected bonds will not be returned. If we require any damages to be inspected by the owner, bonds will be kept and returned to you at a later date once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other residents will also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis. Upon arrival at the hotel your group will be asked to read through an introduction letter which lists damages and penalty charges as a guide only, the hotel reserves the right to change these at any time without warning.

Cancelling group bookings - If you are a party of 8 or more people our standard group cancellation policy applies. Cancellations must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival or 1 nights cancellation charge applies for the entire group cost.

On street parking is available in pay and display bays which are payable between the hours of 0830 and 1830hrs Monday to Saturday. Parking is free overnight and on Sundays only. We do not have private parking at the hotel. There is also a 24 hour NCP Car Park nearby on Castle Terrace.

Accommodation Information

If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit is made to them and is non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date. Cancelling within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your day of arrival will see one night’s room rate charged to the credit card details provided to us with the booking and your booking will be cancelled for any further nights you have booked.

Due to the high demand for accommodation in Edinburgh over New Year, guests will be asked to settle 50% of their total amount, which is non-refundable, one month prior to arrival when booked into the hotel between:

29 December - 2 January (Inclusive)

If cancelling any bookings for these dates we require no less than 2 weeks notice for there to be no further charges made to your credit card. Cancelling within 2 weeks of your arrival date will see the total remaining balance of your bill charged to the credit card details provided to us with your booking.


Groups:
If you are a group of 8 or more you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room has been checked. Please allow time for your room to be checked as this can take up to 15 mins, if you fail to leave time for your room to be inspected, bonds will not be returned. If we require any damages to be inspected by the owner, bonds will be kept and returned to you later once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other guests may also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis.

Location Information

As its name suggests, the hotel is situated in the cosmopolitan West End of beautiful Edinburgh. While the hotel may not be as central as some other hostels in Edinburgh, it is located in a quiet residential area, while still near the heart of the city, just a 15-20 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street. It is also conveniently located within walking distance of Edinburgh's many tourist attractions and the city's main business districts so is ideal for people looking to spend the day in the busy city but then get a good nights sleep in peaceful surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of town. It is also only a 5 minute walk to one of Edinburgh’s main bus and tram routes and a 10 minute walk from Haymarket Train Station and the airport bus stop. George Street is also nearby and is a great area for cocktail bars, nightclubs and boutique shopping.
On street parking is available in pay and display bays which are payable between the hours of 0830 and 1830hrs Monday to Saturday. Parking is free overnight and on Sundays only. We do not have private parking at the hotel. The nearest 24 hour NCP Car Park is at Castle Terrace, Approx 20 minute walk from the hotel/hostel.

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.