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Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)

2.5-star2.5 stars
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JR, United Kingdom

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Grassmarket
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Good location, accomodation was as advertised. Easy check in.Sep 27, 2019
  • You can walk to Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and other Destinations easily. The Hostel…Apr 21, 2019

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)

from £40
  • Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12 Bed)
  • Quadruple Room, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory (30 Bed)
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Private 4 Bed Dorm
  • 4 Bed Dorm
  • 4 Bed Female Dorm
  • Private 6 Bed Dorm
  • 6 Bed Dorm
  • 8 Bed Dorm
  • 8 Bed Female Dorm
  • 10 Bed Dorm
  • 12 Bed Dorm
  • 30 Bed Dorm

What’s around Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)


  • In Old Town
  • Grassmarket (1-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (2-minute walk)
  • National Museum of Scotland (3-minute walk)
  • Royal Mile (4-minute walk)
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions (5-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (5-minute walk)
  • Scotch Whisky Experience (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 26-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 8-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 20-min walk
  • Slateford Station 13-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 43 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.

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) are not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • 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

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)’s small print

Also known as

  • Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) Edinburgh
  • Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Budget Backpackers
  • Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) Edinburgh
  • Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


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

This property does not have lifts.

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

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 24 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great short stay! Clean and friendly
Clean rooms, really friendly staff and great location. I would definitely stay here again. Booked as I was driving to Fife the next day so just wanted one night in Edinburgh and location was fab. I was a bit questionable when I booked it as it was so cheap but can’t fault the place! A bit noisy but to be expected when staying so central
Eleonora, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
It had a great feel and touch to it. Did not expect shower to break and flood so that was disappointing
Stanley, us6 night trip
Very good 8.0
Shared toilets is not fun
I had the bunk beds, its noisy on weekend, and i hated the shared toilets. The other outlets has individual toilets.
sg1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice stay
Helpful staff, great location, nice service. They charge you for storing your luggage after you check out, which is not very nice because you have to either pay for it or carry your bag with you on your last day. For all the other things, it is recommendable, nice place to stay
Emre, ie2 night trip

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