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Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)

2-star2 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Laundry facilities
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8EH, United Kingdom

City centre hostel within walking distance of Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Billiards or pool table
    • Laundry facilities
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  • This is the perfect place to stay overnight in Edinburgh, very affordable. However it is…Aug 28, 2019
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Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)

  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Standard Studio, 1 Bedroom (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Standard Apartment, 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Standard Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, Kitchen (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)

What’s around Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)


  • Heart of Edinburgh
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 5-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 11-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 15-minute walk
  • George Street - 19-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 23-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 25-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 44-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 17-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 7-min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 7-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 411 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Towels are not included in the room rate. Towels are available for a surcharge.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the hostel

Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built – 2015
  • Lift
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)’s small print

Also known as

  • Destiny Student Brae House Hostel Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House Hostel Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House Hostel
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House
  • Destiny Student Holyrood (Brae House)
  • Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation) Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student - Holyrood (Brae House) Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Brae House (Campus Accommodation)
  • Destiny Student Brae House
  • Destiny Student Brae House Hostel
  • Destiny Student Holyrood (Brae House)
  • Destiny Student Brae House Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Brae House
  • Destiny Student - Brae House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Destiny Student - Brae House Edinburgh Scotland
  • Destiny Student Holyrood (Brae House)
  • Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation) Edinburgh


This property serves as accommodation for students during designated school terms.

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

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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.

FAQs for Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)

  • Does Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation) offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation) does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation).
  • Are pets allowed at Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Red Kite Café (5-min walk), The Manna House (6-min walk) and Polentoni (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 123 reviews

Fair 4.0
AWFUL! Noisy,Hot,Uncomfortable!
Terrible bed...old cheap mattress with springs almost poking through. Main railway line 100ft from one side of building and busy road (hill)15ft away from other side. Absolutely STIFLING HOT! Few small windows only open a crack...wouldn't be able to get out of them if there was a fire! VERY NOISY...door slamming starts 5.30am and continues til 2 or 3 am. Seems that no soft closures fitted to most rooms. EXPENSIVE for what it was and level of discomfort. Don't waste your money here!!
Gaynor, gb7 night trip
Good 6.0
Alright for a holiday, not for important work
It was OK, mostly clean, although the tops of the shelves and the wardrobe were dusty. The ensuite bathroom smelled damp, verging on mouldy and had no hand soap in when I arrived, the reception provided some on request. It was uncomfortably warm the night I stayed, so I couldn't sleep, this meant I spent the next day tired and uncomfortable, not what I needed when I had important work to do. Also a bit pricey, I've found much better for less on prior visits.
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
nice sojourn
It was good - clean room, secure, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. My mattress was very uncomfortable on the first night there, so I complained about this. When I got to my room on the second night there a new mattress had replaced the old one and it was very comfortable
alison, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
The bedding was discolored or dirty, and the floor was full of sand. The bed was on the small side of "queen sized", and the room was very hot (due to the heat wave). Still good value.
Stig, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
July 2019
We were able to check in at 10.30am which was very handy! The room is more than what you need for a quick stay in the city. The kitchen has a tv, fridge-freezers, microwaves, ovens, hobs and everything you should need. The en-suite bathroom was clean with a good shower. WiFi is of a good standard and easy to connect to. The bed is not the comfiest at all, with only 2 pillows for a double bed, but it was perfectly okay for a 3 night stay. Don’t think it’s comfortable enough for a long stay. I would recommend this place. Good value for money definitely. Think travelodge but with a shared kitchen. The receptionists also speak other languages if you need that. I heard them talking Spanish to some customers. Most of the guests, from what I observed, are in the age range 20-50.
gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cheap and cheerful
Very clean room, simple but did the job! Excellent service at the desk and lovely receptionists, they also let us check in earlier as our room was ready which was very useful!
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic location, pretty much at the start of the Royal mile and a very short walk to Holyrood Palace. The room was basic but very clean and we were offered free tea and coffee. The price was very cheap for being where it is.
David, gb2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Mouse. That's all I have to say.
I was there for 3 days for an academic conference. My main complaint is that there was a mouse running on the counters in the kitchen on my last night. When I told reception, they sent a maintenance person (who basically just looked around and did nothing). The next day, when I informed reception, I was told there was "nothing they could do" and that it was "part of the city." I was not offered a refund, or anything other than an apology. I was not surprised about this unhygienic environment, as when I first arrived, I noticed the floors were stained and there was hair on my pillow. I attributed this to the day's wear-and-tear, but I noticed the stains were not cleaned during the entire course of my stay. While the amenities are nice, I would not stay there again.
Surer, gb4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Weekend with friends in Edinburgh
We stayed in this student accommodation and it was really good. Good staff too
Fernando, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Top Class
The rooms were spot on for our needs, local to everything and the beds were so comfy. Will definitely stay here again.
Michael, gb3 night business trip

Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)

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