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The Hostel, Edinburgh

The Hostel provides affordable accommodation for tourists and backpackers wishing to explore Edinburgh. 

Located directly opposite Haymarket Station in the West End, The Hostel is only a 15-minute walk to the West End of Princes Street and just steps away for the local bus interchange. 

Edinburgh Castle and the famous Royal Mile are a must-see and are easily accessible on foot or by public transport. Right on the doorstep, St Mary's Cathedral, a popular tourist landmark and within an easy 15-20 minute stroll is the infamous Grassmarket area which awards a  whole host of bars and restaurants.

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:00 (11:00pm) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 02:00 (2:00am) - 11:00 (11:00am)

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Based on 2 reviews
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3.5 5 0.5

have stayed in a number of hostels, this was the first one that had neither a mirror to look in or a sink, or even a socket to charge my phone. Hostel and room were very clean tho and ideally located, in it was not too far from main area.

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3.5 5 0.5

Worth the price, free tea and coffee in the kitchen. Only thing I missed was chargers next to the beds

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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Breakfast (at additional cost)

No parking

No smoking

No Official Rating


Free broadband access (wired)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Self-catering facilities


Book library

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towel hire

Common room

Security lockers

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine


Central heating

Bicycle storage


Self-catering facilities

Continental breakfast (additional cost)




Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: 3 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EdinburghEH12 5DR, United Kingdom

Late arrivals after 11pm will incur a £5 late check-in fee (per booking, not per person).  The main door will be locked.  Please ring the night bell for attention and the property's live int team will be able to check you in after 11pm.

Directions: By Rail:

The Hostel is located directly opposite Haymarket train station. Exit the station and cross over the road to Clifton Terrace.

From Waverley Station, the Hostel is located in the West End, approx 20-minute walk. Exit Waverley station and cross to the gardens side of Princes Street and catch LRT bus number 26 or 31 to Haymarket.  Tram and train tickets cost £1.70 single fare of £4.00 for a day ticket.

By Air:

From Edinburgh Airport guests can take the Airlink 100 bus or tram from outside the terminal building and depart at Haymarket Station. Buses and trams run regularly throughout the day and the bus throughout the night from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre.

By Car:

There is no parking available at the hostel.  On-street parking is available in the pay and display bays which are payable between 8.30am and 6.30pm.  Parking is only free after 6.30pm each evening until 8.30am the following day and all day on a Sunday.  There is a 24 NCP car park located nearby at Castle Terrace, approx 15 minute walk.

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