Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city!

Please see "Things to Note" before booking with us! - No Under 12's allowed in our hostels under any circumstances!

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy - if you wish to cancel, you must give us 2 days notice before your arrival date.

Special Events are non-refundable! Check in "Things to Note" ...

No Shows will be charged in full.

Government Issued ID required at check in

Check in: from 2pm

Check out: before 10am

We do not accept Stag or Hen bookings. If you book a Stag or Hen party, your booking will be cancelled/you will be refused check in.

Centrally located in Edinburgh's West End near the ancient and beautiful Dean Village and Water of Leith. Belford Hostel is a unique and lively converted church.
Our dormitory accommodation is located within the old church hall complete with stained glass windows! Dorm sizes range from 2-10.
It's a great place to relax and unwind after a hard days travelling or sightseeing, and an ideal spot to meet fellow travellers.

*Please scroll down to read THINGS TO NOTE before booking with us*

We offer free WiFi
Every bed has a double power plug for your phones and computers
Free locker to use during your stay (provide own lock)
Every guest will receive a door key (ï£10.00 deposit taken)
Private double and twin rooms are also available
We offer a left luggage service on departure
Check-in time is from 2pm. Check out time is 10am
Art Lovers will love the decor

No under 12's in our hostels under any circumstances.

All under 18's (no under 12's) must be booked into a room with an adult/guardian. They are not permitted to share dormitories with guests who are not part of their family/travel group and therefore all the beds in a room must be booked if you are travelling with anyone under 18 (no under 12's)

'Non-refundable bookings' will be charged within 24 hours of the booking being made and as stated, are non-refundable!


* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.

We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts
Under £10.00 - 50p

*Please scroll down to read THINGS TO NOTE before booking with us* View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2022
    Maintaining clean bedsheets and provided required facilities. Overall great stay
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2022
    Belford was a great place to stay! The staff was friendly and helpful. The hostel was at a good location. We were able to navigate the city pretty easily from there. The common room was spacious. The kitchen area clean and organized. The only negatives would be the bar in the hostel was never open and the mattress was old and needs to be replaced. BUT… we were allowed to bring our own alcohol and we were so tired from being out in the city that the mattress was a place to get rest.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    08 Sep 2022
    Staff is super friendly and for the price you can’t go wrong
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    18 Sep 2022
    Nice place to stay. But you should be aware that all the dorms are in main room of the cathedral. And the boxes doesn't go all up to the roof so may be loud? Private rooms are nice. The showers were clean. The common room was nice and is big
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    02 Sep 2022
    I had a really lovely time at the Belford. All the staff were helpful and the Church building is awesome.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Sep 2022
    A very unique hostel! Great kitchen and common area. The rooms are funky but not necessarily in an uncomfortable way. My only complaints are that my bed was incredibly squeaky and the female toilets/showers were small and a bit hard to access easily. But other than that, it wasn’t a bad experience. The staff were very kind!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Sep 2022
    You get what you pay for
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    25 Sep 2022
    The staff was really nice/helpful. The common area/kitchen is big, clean, well equipped and cozy. My room was a bit overcrowded, there is not a lot of space (they should remove one bed) and it smelled weird. The bed was too short and was squeaking, the power sockets were not reachable. (the church can also get really cold) The shared bathrooms are rather far away and are combined showers and toilets. They were not really clean and especially the showers are not ideally designed.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    15 Sep 2022
    Good option for low-budget travelling, but not a great hostel overall - clearly very little thught has gone into making the common spaces comfy, the place is quite dirty and moldy overall and the staff is not helpful at all...
    Hungary, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.3


    22 Sep 2022
    Place felt like a wartime makeshift refuge shelter rather than a hostel. Building was unheated and the walls had zero insulation. My room was freezing the entire stay. Additionally with the walls being made practically of plywood, you could hear every single sound outside the door. Restrooms and hallways were unclean. Do not recommend.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi