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The Hostel

Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near Princes Street

  • Free WiFi

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3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Cramped rooms and small bunk beds that you can't even sit up in. I did not see any…

    Jan 25, 2020

  • If you're looking for a cheap stay and great location this is it. Do not expect good…

    Jan 20, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 shared guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry

What’s around

  • In Haymarket
  • Princes Street - 9 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 17 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 21 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 23 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • 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
  • Room, Mixed Dorm
  • 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


3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • In Haymarket
  • Princes Street - 9 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk

What’s around


  • In Haymarket
  • Princes Street - 9 min walk
  • George Street - 13 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 17 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 21 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 23 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 25 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 31 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 38 min walk
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 42 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 13 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 27 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 27 min walk

At a glance


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

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
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1900
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils


  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Small print

Also known as

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

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)


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

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

This property accepts credit cards.

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.


  • Yes, The Hostel 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.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Hostel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Milk Cafe (4-min walk), bite me! (4-min walk), and Pho Vietnam House (5-min walk).
  • The Hostel has a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    A hostel that looks like a homeless shelter.

    A very functional shelter like hostel that provides just the basics. The condition of the mattresses, duvets and pillows were poor (they were old and filthy)in rooms crammed with bunk beds (and an annoyingly loud bathroom door that kept banging loudly). The bathrooms faucets had not hot water but the showers were reasonably clean. The common area was restricted to the hours between 8am to 11m which was a bit of a drag. The only highlight of this hostel itself was the clean kitchen and the staff. Overall, not the best hostel I've been to in the UK!

    Marcantonio, 9 night trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceptionally nice staff and decent conditions. All in all, a great stay

    Megan, 9 night trip, Sep 29, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The manager was rude and aggressive. He cannot answer any enquires and handle any situation. All he can say is “Check in 2pm. Check in 2pm.... on and on ... Working as same as a Robot. There is no lift. If you have a suitcase, they would not be happy to help humanity.. avoid except you are homeless tonight.

    4 night family trip, Sep 9, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Disgusting place, avoid.

    Where do I even start. 1. Smells like mold and sweat. 2. No hot water in the showers 3. Nasty bathrooms 4. 3£ for a halfassed cereal/toast breakfast 5. Dirty beds/bed linen/towels 6. The cleaning staff really didn’t care about the cleanliness of the place. Very sloppy job of them. Overall I just felt really uncomfortable here since I had to shower in ice cold water and smell sweat and mold. Why even bother running a hostel if you’re not gonna do it properly? Tidiness shouldn’t be a luxury. I payed 40£ for 3 nights, the least I deserve is hot water and clean beds. Booked another place after the first night.

    Adrian, 3 night trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Thank you all staff for i stayed one night here . From the hostel, it is a good and convenient place where everything you need for everyday is nearby. It is a recommended inn for backpacker travelers. Best wishes !

    1 night trip, Jul 23, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    You Expedia for not passing on messages that we needed a room for 4 that night on Sunday and the Hostel was no help and we had to find another place next door that was clean and cool we were offered a mattress on the floor of the sweet box of the hostel no sheet no pillow no service not at all as advertised!

    1 night family trip, Jul 21, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Just to let you know I’m contacting the better business bureau about this hostel and you Expedia for charging me for the 21 of July as there was not the accommodation we asked for and we had to go elsewhere and pay for another room because of your incompetence in relaying the message that we requested a room for 4

    1 night family trip, Jul 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I don't expect much from hostiles but this one was very Clean and organized.

    1 night family trip, May 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    great hostel

    Very good hostel good location. Great privacy and get discount for food and drink at the bar

    Ryan, 1 night trip, Apr 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I love having a full kitchen with pots &pans avalible. This is really a nice hostel and has laundry for £3 they wash dry and fold for you!

    2 night family trip, Mar 13, 2019

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