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Light House Hostel Hostel

20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

84% Overall Rating 204 out of 224 customers would recommend this property based on 224 reviews

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 83%

Location 74%

Safety 86%

Staff 91%

Value 80%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free City Maps
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • SANITISATIONBADGE
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

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: 11:00

Policies

  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions

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!
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From Edinburgh Bus Station

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

[Bus] : Cost £1.60 single. £4.00 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 GilmorePlace. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
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 £1.60 single. £4.00 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.

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From Edinburgh Airport

[Taxi] : Cost around £25 for up to 8 passengers. (25 minutes)
We can pre-book a taxi to wait for you at the airport. Email us for more information.

[Skylink 300 Bus] : Total journey 55 minutes. Cost £4.50. (50 minutes)
Ask the driver to let you off at the stop called 'Tollcross/Lauriston Place'. Hostel is 5 minutes walk.

[Tram] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £5.50 single, £8.50 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. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.


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PARKING
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Free parking at the front of the hostel in the evenings and on Sundays. Please see below for more detail.
There is also Secure Parking in a nearby garage at £12.50 for 24 hours.

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

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

Check exact restrictions at reception.

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

Pay and Display Bay:
free parking all day !

Check exact restrictions at reception.

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Sunday
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Front of hostel: free parking all day !
Pay and Display Bay: free parking all day !

Check Availability