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At The Hostel we provide comfortable accommodation at great rates! We understand that whether travelling as a tourist, backpacker or getting away with friends, comfort and budget are high on the list of priorities – we provide that and more, in the most stylish and funky hostel in Edinburgh! Located directly opposite Haymarket Train Station in the West End, The Hostel is only a 5-10 minute walk to the hustle & bustle of Princes Street. We are also opposite the city’s busiest bus interchange so you will have no problems transporting yourself out of the neighbourhood. Edinburgh Castle and the famous Royal Mile are a must see and are easily accessible on foot or by public transport. Right on our doorstep we have the wonderful St Mary’s Cathedral, a popular tourist landmark. An easy 15 minute stroll is the infamous Grassmarket area & there are a range of bars and restaurants within 100 metres of The Hostel. We can highly recommend our sister unit The West End Hotel for food & drink, where guests of The Hostel will receive up to 20% off their bill. Please read all the details below before you book for an understanding of why we think ‘The Hostel’ is the place for you to stay in Edinburgh for the single traveller or groups of up to 95!

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The Hostel
3 Clifton Terrace
EH12 5DR

0131 313 1031

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Facebook: The Hostel, Edinburgh
Twitter: @HostelWestEnd


  • No curfew!
  • Free internet access – (08:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.)
  • Free hot showers (24 hours)
  • 24 Hrs Free WI-FI
  • Free tea and coffee facilities
  • Pool table – (available from 08:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m. only)
  • Kitchen – (available from 08:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m. only)
  • Lounge with Digital TV with surround sound speakers – (available from 08:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m. only)
  • 24 hour access key card security entry
  • Free Luggage Storage
  • Laundry (wash and dry for £2)
  • Continental Breakfast @ £2
  • Loch Ness and Highlands tour booking facility from reception
  • Friendly & Informative Staff
  • For our stag and hen nights we can book Club Class Party-bus Pub Tours, Paint-balling all starting from £25 per person and many other entertainments.

Trip Advisor Reviews:

“Decent facilities, friendly staff, no curfew, and cheap! ”5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 August 2015

I stayed in the 12 person dorm mid-week during the Edinburgh festival and there were only two other people in there so had plenty of space. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast for £2 and towel rental for £1, and the room was only £19. Right across the road from Haymarket Station and you can leave your bag in a secure room after checkout and pick it up later if you want. All in all very impressed! I don’t usually write reviews but just felt very grateful for my stay, so thanks!

Stayed August 2015, travelled solo

“No complaints!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 December 2014

I thoroughly recommend “The Hostel.” Yes, it’s very ‘no frills’ but for the price you get a tidy and pleasant environment. It was very chilled and everything went smoothly. The staff were friendly, the toilets were clean, and its ideally situated right opposite Haymarket train station.

If you’re looking for a budget hostel that does what it says on the tin, you can’t go wrong with The Hostel.

Stayed December 2014, travelled on business

“Best location and fabulous hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 October 2015

Across the road is the Hay Market Rail Station at the busy commercial belt. This is a rather large charming old 3-storey premise. The reception, lounge, dining room and kitchen are on the first floor and the laundry room is on the ground floor. The dorm is a little bit crowed but is OK for the affordable price. The room, bathrooms and toilets are well maintained. The staff is helpful.

Stayed September 2015, travelled with friends

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