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West End Hotel - Hostel, Edinburgh

2-star2 stars
35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5AU, United Kingdom

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Free WiFi
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Bar is awesome
Great location
Fantastic service
Quite clean
73See all 73 reviews
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West End Hotel - Hostel, Edinburgh

from $12
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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite

What’s around West End Hotel - Hostel, Edinburgh


  • In West End
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 11 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk
  • Usher Hall - 13 min walk
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 14 min walk
  • King's Theatre - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 14 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 28 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated super fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming, and video chat



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

West End Hotel - Hostel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • West End Edinburgh
  • West End Hotel Hostel
  • West End Hotel Hostel Edinburgh


This property does not have elevators.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: GBP 20 per stay

Optional extras

Late check-in after 11 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 5

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 3.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 73 reviews

Good 6.0
A So-So Stay.
Actually it was so-so. Although they advertise an open bar quite often they rent it out to private parties, thus keeping the paying residents out. Discovered under my bed old food receptacles, banana peels, etc. that had been left there for quite awhile. But the staff was very friendly and helpful and the neighborhood charming and safe. OK for the money.
Jack, us6 night trip
Very Good 8.0
I am in Edi. at least once or twice a year and stay in several hostels. Westend works well for transport to the airport.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
fantastic hostel in west end
i really enjoyed my night here. i wanted a quiet night away from old town. this was perfect, close to Haymarket station. this was a really nice hostel, clean, well maintained, nice reception area, great price, and easy to find.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Good Hostel, Bad Staff
Good Hostel, room was 20 beds despite booking for 18 but not really an issue. The bathrooms were kept clean. There are not lockers for your items and there are no wall sockets for charging anything. There are charging lockers that cannot be locked. The service is less than desirable as you are lucky to find someone working the bar/reception desk. As all I was seeking was a place to sleep this served its purpose with a clean bathroom, but do not expect a very helpful staff.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic Hostel, Satisfied Customer
It was pretty quiet when I was there due to it being the beginning of the week, but the staff was still very hospitable. The neighborhood is very nice and a little away from the action, but only a short walk to the tram to get into town again. I enjoyed my stay and will be back again.
Patrick, us2 night trip

West End Hotel - Hostel, Edinburgh

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