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The Hostel

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 the lobby
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From 255 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Room needs to be improved
Could use a good cleaning

The Hostel

from £51
  • One Bed in a 14 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • One Bed in a 12 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • One Bed in a 21 Bed Mixed Dormitory (Triple Bunks)
  • Room, Women only (One bed in 6 bed dormitory)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm (One bed in a 8 bed mixed dormitory)
  • Room (Private Triple with shared bathroom)
  • Room (Private Room 5 Beds, shared bathroom)
  • One Bed in a 18 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Triple Room

What’s around The Hostel


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

Payment types at the property

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’s small print

Also known as

  • The Hostel
  • The Hostel Edinburgh
  • The Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 67 reviews

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, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cheap as chips but functional.
Perfect stay to get your head down.Friendly staff and room warm when going back to room.Really can't complain.Will use again next year.
James, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Hostel staff was very friendly.
gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Consider somewhere else
This was one of the dingier hostels I have stayed in. Frustrating that the kitchen doesn't open until 8am as that is the only source of water (outside of the disgusting bathroom sinks- mold in the bathroom) and we had to leave at 6am. Staff refused to let me in. Our bedroom window only opened about an inch and it was 80+ degrees F outside so the room was sweltering. The staff that checked us in was courteous. I would say, at 18 pounds a night, this hostel is overpriced.
gbTrip with friends
Very good 8.0
Well located and good value for money.
Excellent location, decent atmosphere, average but comfortable beds. Literally opposite Haymarket train station and on all major bus routes, including tram, buses to the airport and Glasgow. Lack of power sockets in the rooms "for your safety" was insulting. WiFi was terrible due to their rubbish Draytek routers, but internet connection is fast if you manage to get past the WiFi (e.g. using a cable). Their sister hostel (West End Hotel) uses the same broken equipment so don't go to either if you need reliable internet. Showers were good, kitchen small but had everything you need, and the staff were great as well.
gb2 night trip

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