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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Reception Hours: 08.00 - 16.00 (8am-4pm) Sunday to Thursday
08.00 - 00.00 (8am - midnight) Friday and Saturday

Please contact the hostel to make self check-in arrangements, if you plan to arrive outside these hours.

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 �25.00 - 50p
Over �25.00 - 3% of total

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 May 2022
    The hostel is really nice and it was clean
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 May 2022
    I enjoyed my stay at the Belford Hostel! It was very cool to stay in a former church, and the rooms and showers were very comfortable. The hostel has a nice common space and kitchen where you can find free bread/pastries. The hostel is in a quieter location, but it is still very central- The hostel is just a half hour walk from Princes Street/Royal Mile, which is also easily accessible by many buses. The hostel is right near the picturesque Deans Village. I had a lovely stay : )
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 May 2022
    The receptionist was very friendly and welcoming. I forgot to bring my towel with me but thanks to the staff, I got it for free even though it’s 1 pound. You can have free coffee/tea and some pastry too in the kitchen.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 May 2022
    Great spot in the city and easy to find. Comfortable beds and clean facilities. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a hostel in Edinburgh
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 May 2022
    We thought the hostel was great value for the money! The staff was friendly and there were even occasional free pastries in the kitchen at breakfast!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 May 2022
    We stayed in the hostel during off-peak season/days, probably because it was on weekdays so the hostel was quiet most of the time. They provide free food (pastries, breads, tin soups etc). 2 fridges in total & 1 freezer but despite the hostel not being too occupied, they're still very packed however they clean out the fridges every Tuesday. The room was decent & we were lucky to get 3 respectful & clean roommates, I had a sound sleep for the whole 3 nights. Staffs were really helpful & friendly.
    Malaysia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 May 2022
    Fantastic place for staying. Great location, to the center of the city and to Stockbridge as well. We stayed at the private room with shared bathroom. I recommend it for people not used to hostels. Really nice level of everyhing. The staff really helpfull. And they get flowers from Tesco, what gave me possibility to make some simple compositions :) No waste. I will come back there with my family, for sure.
    Poland, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    07 May 2022
    A unique hostel just a bit outside of the city center in a quieter area. When being there check out Dean village! Great value for what you pay and hey, you will never forget sleeping in a former church with amazing artwork! The dorm room was small and had no window but was ok. The kitchen is big and there is lots of space to hang around. The hostel charges £2 per item to store your bags which I find a bit unnecessary. Big plus: staff at the reception is super friendly and - free earplus! Cheers!
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    17 May 2022
    Thought it was a good stay. Still coming back from covid this place just needs to get its feet under itself again. Would stay again
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    13 May 2022
    Staff weren't the friendliest and the bar being closed was also disappointing
    Scotland, 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