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In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Hostel

The Hostel

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
3 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5DR

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGeorge Street13 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrassmarket17 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile5 min drive
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)13 min drive

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About this area


The Hostel is located in Haymarket, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh, and is in the city centre and near a train station. Usher Hall and Royal Lyceum Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Victoria Street and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Museum of Childhood and Surgeon's Hall are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 17 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 5 min drive
  • Edinburgh Castle - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 13 min drive


  • Ryries - 2 min walk
  • Ignite - 2 min walk
  • The Khukuri - 2 min walk
  • The Jolly Botanist - 3 min walk
  • Mercat Bar - 3 min walk

About this property

The Hostel

Adults-only Edinburgh hostel in Haymarket with bar/lounge
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has concierge services and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and a TV in a common area are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and safes. Hobs, coffee makers and showers are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Hostel offers 10 forms of shared accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 2.00 per person
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: GBP 5 for check-in between 11 PM and 8:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 2.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee: GBP 5 for check-in between 11 PM and 8:00 AM

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
No on-site parking is available
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Hostel Edinburgh
The Hostel Edinburgh
The Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 157 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 42 out of 157 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 47 out of 157 reviews
3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 28 out of 157 reviews
2 - Poor 18%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 157 reviews
1 - Terrible 10%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Cramped rooms and small bunk beds that you can't even sit up in. I did not see any evidence of the rooms, bed sheets or bathrooms being cleaned during my 4-night stay at all. The bathrooms were freezing cold as they had no heating. Also, the keycards for the front door and rooms did not work (despite keeping them away from mobile phones). Would definitely not stay here again - this has put me off booking other hostels in the future. Would not recommend.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
You get what you pay for!
If you're looking for a cheap stay and great location this is it. Do not expect good service, a clean bathroom or a clean bed. The laundry service is awful, did get done after the second time I asked for it, didn't fold it, just shoved everything into a bag. The hostel was so bad that I booked another stay even though I lost everything I payed at this hostel. This was by far the worst hostel I stayed in, in over 6 countries.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
A hostel that looks like a homeless shelter.
A very functional shelter like hostel that provides just the basics. The condition of the mattresses, duvets and pillows were poor (they were old and filthy)in rooms crammed with bunk beds (and an annoyingly loud bathroom door that kept banging loudly). The bathrooms faucets had not hot water but the showers were reasonably clean. The common area was restricted to the hours between 8am to 11m which was a bit of a drag. The only highlight of this hostel itself was the clean kitchen and the staff. Overall, not the best hostel I've been to in the UK!
Stayed 9 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Exceptionally nice staff and decent conditions. All in all, a great stay
Stayed 9 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019