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Pollock Halls

3-star3 stars
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AY, United Kingdom

3-star hostel with restaurant, near Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free WiFi
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From 717 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Tasty breakfast
Best value for money
Delicious food
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities

Pollock Halls

  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room (Single Use)

What’s around Pollock Halls


  • In Newington
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (1-minute walk)
  • Holyrood Park (14-minute walk)
  • Festival Theatre (16-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (16-minute walk)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (18-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (20-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 30-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 23-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 14-min drive
  • Newcraighall Station 15-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 2,000 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 612 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The staff at reception and everywhere were very welcoming and pleasant. The breakfasts was superb better than a four star hotel
Mubarak, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Housekeeping needs improving
Check-in was friendly but didn’t give us enough information to find our room - it was lower ground which was never mentioned. Room was okay for the money - not our choice to be overlooked by a path and the road used for deliveries. We arrived mid-afternoon and fancied a cup of tea. But there were no tea bags. I went to reception to get some but they didn’t have any. They said some would be delivered later but they never were. The next day we left for the day and got back around midnight to find the door open! A pile of laundry had also been left in the corridor. We complained to Lawrence, a manager who said it was below the standards they expected! We didn’t take any chances and for day 2 we put the sign on the door to say they could skip housekeeping that day. On day 3 we left the sign off so housekeeping would visit but when we returned around midnight the room had not been touched. On day 4 we left the sign off again and went for a walk up Arthur’s seat. We returned about 3 hours later and the room had not been touched. When we were having a shower and preparing to go out for the day I heard someone in the corridor so I went out and it was housekeeping so I asked for our room to be cleaned, which it was after we left. Basically, housekeeping needs to be managed better. Breakfast was okay - a good variety but some things were a bit bland eg eggs, tomatoes. There was an ATM on site but it charged a £1 for withdrawing cash! The gardens were amazing - very exotic.
gb5 night trip
Good 6.0
wifi reception is very poor in rooms
wifi reception is very poor in rooms
VENKAT, gb2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
very good
Great place to stay. Considering it is student accommodation it is very good and an excellent breakfast.
Gillian, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Would stay again.
Excellent service on arrival, even arriving late at night. Room was better than expected, clean and quiet. Only let down was a older shower with poorish water flow. I was told the breakfasts are good but didn't try for myself. Would definitely stay again.
gb1 night trip

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