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Overview of Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)

2.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRoyal Mile3 min walk
    Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle6 min walk
    Popular LocationPrinces Street9 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)29 min drive

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POD BED in 20 Bed Dorm

  • Sleeps 1
  • 10 Single Bunk Beds

Double or Twin Room

  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 People Ensuite

  • 205 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

One bed in a Quad Dorm Room Ensuite

  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

One Bed in a Dorm Room For 10 People

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 5 Single Bunk Beds

POD BED in 22 Bed Dorm

  • Sleeps 1
  • 11 Single Bunk Beds

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 People (Female Only)

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds

POD BED in 16 Bed Dorm

  • Sleeps 1
  • 8 Single Bunk Beds

POD BED in 8 Bed Dorm

  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds

Superior Room, Multiple Beds

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 People

  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds

One Bed in a Dorm Room For 12 People (Female Only)

  • 344 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 6 Single Bunk Beds

Quadruple Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 People

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

One Bed in a Dorm Room For 12 People

  • 344 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 6 Single Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Edinburgh's Old Town Edinburgh neighbourhood, Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) is in the historical district. Grassmarket and Royal Mile are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 3 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 24 min drive


  • Timberyard - 3 min walk
  • Mussel & Steak Bar - 3 min walk
  • Hula Juice Bar and Gallery - 3 min walk
  • Castle Terrace - 4 min walk
  • The Bow Bar - 4 min walk

About this property

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)

Edinburgh hostel in Old Town Edinburgh, walk to Grassmarket
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi.
Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) offers 25 forms of accommodation. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Off-site parking for GBP 11 per day; discounts available

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: GBP 3-10 per person
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lockers available
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
All guests must show a valid passport or ID. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 40 per person

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 3 and GBP 10 per person (approximately)
  • Off site parking fee: GBP 11 per day (0.2 mi away)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Kick Ass Hostel Edinburgh
Kick Ass Edinburgh
Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) located?
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grassmarket, Royal Mile and Scotch Whisky Experience. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and The Hub are also within 5 minutes. Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is 13 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 14 minutes.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 41 out of 81 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 31 out of 81 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 81 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 81 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 81 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The room was quiet as I stayed in an all girl's room but it was very cold. I also don't know how often they change the sheets and blankets. they should have male and female separate toilets.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was really great the pods were very comfy and when i told them it needed clean sheets and pillow it was down straight away.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a trendy place with a great location. The pod beds were very comfortable. Staff were very friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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