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Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)

City centre Old Town Edinburgh hostel with bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
From
£61

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  • Private 6 Bed Dorm - Guest Room
  • Private 6 Bed Dorm - Guest Room
  • Shared kitchen
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 People (Female Only) - Bathroom
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37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JR, Scotland, United Kingdom
8.2.Very good.
  • Well located hotel, clean and very airy dorm rooms. Ideal place to stay and good price.…

    Sep 5, 2021

  • Good location, accomodation was as advertised. Easy check in.

    Sep 20, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Convenient
Walkable
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 43 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Grassmarket - 1-minute walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 2-minute walk
  • Greyfriar's Bobby - 3-minute walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 3-minute walk
  • Victoria Street - 3-minute walk
The property is closed between 19 May and 31 July.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Private 4 Bed Dorm
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 People (Female Only)
  • Private 6 Bed Dorm
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 People (Female Only)
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room For 10 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room For 12 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 30 People
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Private 8 Bed Dorm

Location

37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JR, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Grassmarket - 1-minute walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 2-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Grassmarket - 1-minute walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 2-minute walk
  • Greyfriar's Bobby - 3-minute walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 3-minute walk
  • Victoria Street - 3-minute walk
  • The Hub - 3-minute walk
  • Witchery Tours - 4-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 4-minute walk
  • Tartan Weaving Mill - 4-minute walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 5-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 32-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 9-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 10-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 20-min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 43 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special 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. All guests must show a valid passport or ID. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

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

Children

  • Children (17 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Off-site parking within 0.4 mi (GBP 11 per day); discounts available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies 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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 5 and GBP 10 per person (approximately)

ParkingPay at property

  • Parking is available off-site and costs GBP 11 per day (0.4 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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).

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between 19 May and 31 July.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tower Restaurant (3-min walk), Namaste Kathmandu (3-min walk) and Oink (3-min walk).
  • Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) has a garden.
8.2.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    You can walk to Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and other Destinations easily. The Hostel is fancy and the staff is friendly.

    2 night trip, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was central and clean. Hairdryers in ladies bathroom need to be upgraded.

    2 night trip, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room light is quite dark. Staff is very friendly. Good location

    2 night trip, Jan 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Easy to find and I’m a central destination for all things to see. The only problems I had was that the mattresses were very uncomfortable and left my back hurting in the morning, the other problem was that the windows lack sound proofing as there are pubs, bars and clubs on the same road so it took me a very long time to sleep as a lot of noises drunk people.

    4 night trip, Jan 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good hostel in a great location

    Used this hostel on a group trip to Edinburgh. Great location, everything clean and staff very helpful. They request a refundable deposit for group bookings.

    2 night trip with friends, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Everything was good. Also, need to be clean toilets.

    1 night trip, Jan 19, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It had a great feel and touch to it. Did not expect shower to break and flood so that was disappointing

    Stanley, 6 night trip, Oct 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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.

    1 night trip, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was my very first hostel experience. I stayed at the Greyfriar’s location. The staff was wonderful and friendly. Amenities were more than I expected for such a low nightly price. I did not take full advantage of the expansive kitchen, but definitely look forward to it next time I am in Edinburgh. Very well stocked with cookware and dining ware. And plenty of dry and fridge/freezer storage with labels for your own food/drink supplies. Lots of young adults there for the festival, but also many older adults, as well. The street noise at night was not unexpected during the festival, so earplugs would come in handy. The staff even made sure all guests knew complimentary earplugs were available at the front desk. I highly recommend KickAss Grayfriar’s for travellers on a tight budget no matter how close or far their age is from 18.

    5 night trip, Aug 2, 2019

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