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Kick Ass Hostel, Edinburgh

2-star2 stars
2 West Port, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2JA, United Kingdom

Located steps from Grassmarket
  • Free WiFi
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  • The place is very central, with nice friendly staff, the room is quite spacious and quiet…Nov 21, 2018
  • Hostel is in good location. Large hostel olenty of room to chill. Discounts at the bar…May 16, 2019
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Kick Ass Hostel, Edinburgh

from $78
  • Twin Room
  • POD BED in 8 Bed Dorm
  • Quad Dorm En Suite
  • 6 Bed Dorm En Suite
  • 6 Bed Dorm
  • 8 Bed Dorm
  • 8 Bed Female Dorm
  • 10 Bed Dorm
  • 12 Bed Dorm
  • 12 Bed Female Dorm
  • POD BED in 16 Bed Dorm
  • POD BED in 20 Bed Dorm
  • POD BED in 22 Bed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Private Room with Castle View
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around Kick Ass Hostel, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 3 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 4 min walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 5 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 16 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 16 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 7 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
All guests must show a valid passport or ID. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
For bookings of 10 rooms or more, this property requires full prepayment at least one month prior to arrival. A behavioural deposit will be charged on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Kick Ass Hostel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Kick Ass Hostel Edinburgh
  • Kick Ass Edinburgh


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 3 and GBP 10 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

Exceptional 9.4 From 20 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hostel. Very clean. Pod was excellent
Roger, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Most recommended place to stay
I had the best time in this hostel. Their day trips and pub crawls made me meet so many people and make friends. It is the best place to stay in Edinburgh. Plus point is they have pod rooms which are quite great if you need some privacy
Tejashree, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place, will be back!
Stayed here before, like it here so I'm back again. private pod is great, spacious and give you extra privacy. Right in the city centre near the castle but please be prepared to walk some stairs to get there
tien l, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Rugby Weekend
A friend and I were staying in Edinburgh for a rugby weekend. It's the second time I've stayed at Kick Ass Hostel for the same reason. Great staff, ambiance and superb location. I woke up late the day I was leaving and they were very pleasant and no fuss about late check out. Can't go wrong
Steven, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Cool private pods
Awesome Pods! So much better than Bunks. Only issue is Wifi reception was spotty at my bed.
Devon, nz2 night trip

Kick Ass Hostel, Edinburgh

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