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Reviews of Light House Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 83%

Location 74%

Safety 86%

Staff 91%

Value 80%

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

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Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 83%

Location 74%

Safety 86%

Staff 91%

Value 80%

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74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Apr 2019

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: house keeping everyday.

Disliked: pantry not good enough place for all people engaging at a time.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating


20 Nov 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Atmosphere - really nice staff and guests staying here. Kitchen facilities. Size - one of the smaller hostels in town, a bonus. Lockers - large enough to take even big bags.

Disliked: Beds - squeaky metal frames, slightly wobbly as not fixed to the wall and some with sagging mattresses. I much prefer the solid, wooden bunk beds at Castle Rock Hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
74% Overall Rating


17 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Too many people sharing the room with, price, location

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating


10 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: it was the only place where we had breakfast included and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. the beds were pretty comfortable and it was also nice to have our own lockers

Disliked: maybe it's not so close to the city center, but it's still not so far

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating


15 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
City break, Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: su limpieza, y los desayunos

Disliked: nada

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The location is perfect, only 15 minutes walk from the Edinburgh castle. The staff were very friendly and waited for me, despite the fact that I was unable to arrive on time. The hostel itself is very cosy, it felt like being at home. Having breakfast included is absolutely wonderful, very convenient. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm and it was clean and comfortable. It was worth the money paid. If I come to Edinburgh again, I will stay the Light House Hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Clean and unique

Disliked: A lot of people living at the hostel take it over and try and claim beds or are very rude to new comers.

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: This was a wonderful hostel, it really felt like a home. Everyone working there was kind and welcoming. They suggested great things to do in Edinburgh and really enhanced the trip. The rooms are beautful and the bed was incredibly comfortable. It was the best nights sleep I've had in a long time. The atmosphere made the trip seem less loney (I was traveling by myslef) and I felt comfortable being in the hostel and common areas. It was very secure and clean and the breakfasts were a nive touch. Even the guests were friendly, I made several friends while there. I cannot recommend this place enough.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Beautiful house, great staff, very good atmosphere

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Lovely homely feel. Clean and safe. Breakfast is free. Some staff sociable and helpful.

Disliked: Sharing in 10 bed room, very noisy when travellers returned at different times in the night - not helped by loud springs in bunk beds, creaky doors and lockers. Some travellers were very inconsiderate, switching on lights from returning drunk at 3/4am, and waking up anyone already sleeping.

Customer would recommend this property

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