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The Hostel, Edinburgh

2-star2 stars
3 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5DR, United Kingdom

Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Great location
Fantastic service
Room needs to be improved
Could use a good cleaning
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The Hostel, Edinburgh

from $51
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  • Room, Mixed Dorm (One bed in a 8 bed mixed dormitory)
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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Triple Room

What’s around The Hostel, Edinburgh


  • In West End
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street - 9 min walk
  • Usher Hall - 12 min walk
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 12 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - 13 min walk
  • King's Theatre - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 13 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 27 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1900
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Food and drink
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Shared accommodations

The Hostel, Edinburgh’s small print


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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).

Also known as

  • Hostel Edinburgh

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 2.00 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 7.0 From 68 reviews

Good 6.0
If you don't need wifi, yes.
The main problem was wifi. It was terrible. I wanted to call my family or use the internet on my phone to plan my trip and I couldn't do it. In the rooms there is no wifi signal, only in the reception area (and sometimes). Everything else was fine. Staff was super friendly.
Anna Victoria, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Argro, us3 night trip
Fair 4.0
not recommend.
they have unisex facilities there (i.e. all gender share the same toilet and shower room). no 24-hour reception (means.. we go something wrong with the access card in the morning at 7am. we can't get it back to the room until 8am when reception counter open again). no breakfast included.
us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
great hostel
Very good hostel good location. Great privacy and get discount for food and drink at the bar
Ryan, auOther trip
Good 6.0
improving but they don't readinstructions
The place has improved BUT they don't follow instructions re disabled guests as was put in the information about my disabilities with my booking and 10 foot high bunk beds faced me and power failure meant that I could not check in for 2 hours meaning that I could not GET A BOTTOM BUNK BED to help with my disabilities as the lower bunks were already taken and so a struggle climbing in and out and so a woman with a disability was forced to climb 5 feet into a bunk that wasn't
Joanne Alice, gb1 night trip

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