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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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

PLEASE NOTE that from December the 27th until January the 2nd (both included), a minimum stay of 3 nights is a must to book with us.


Check in: from 2pm (week days until 2am – Friday and Saturday reception open 24 hours)

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*

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

•No under 12's in our hostels under any cirumstances.

•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 - £0.50
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 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    I stayed at this hostel for the second time now. We had a very good experience. The stuff is very helpful and understanding before you arrive if you have some questions, and after we arrives also. Rooms were clean and cute. There is also a kitchen to make yourself meals. Rooms are heated. Location si 20min walk from the Princess street. It looks like a safe location and it's in the peacefull part of the town.
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Oct 2019
    Nice hostel located in a former old church. I had a private single room, reasonably size. Towel, TV and a tea-making tray included, cool ! It is not properly isolated so you feel some air from the outside but the room temperature stays OK, there's a small heater you can plug in if needed. There's a bathroom for all of the (5-6) private rooms, may seem a little bit insufficient but I never experienced serious bathroom-jam. You can also use the other shared facility. Nice common room & kitchen.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Nov 2019
    Great location, not too busy or noisy like the city centre, but near enough to go there on foot (about 5-10 minutes to West End, Princess Street) and also convenient for taking buses and trains from the nearby main road (West Maitland St, Shandwick Place, etc) and Haymarket station. Also liked the very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
    Japan, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    22 Oct 2019
    Very funky and cool! Well served, clean and nice. A little far away from the Royal Mile and the Old Town, but not a serious issue :)
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    16 Oct 2019
    Nice place, with a UNIQUE building. Would recommend checking it out if you want something different.
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Oct 2019
    Well located friendly team. Comfortable and good value
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Nov 2019
    exactly what I expected for what I paid. cleaner than I expected in fairness
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    09 Nov 2019
    I booked, paid through the website and visited the day before arrival. Then when I arrived next day late in the evening (I informed the hostel I would be late) my room was gone!!! 😱 The receptioniste said the booking system was down and therefore she couldn't check my booking and said they are full. 🤔 After a long discussion, she did all possible and managed me a bed. Finally I could sleep. Thank you for all your efforts. 😃👍
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    17 Oct 2019
    Quite a bit off the beaten path. We booked a private, so we were in the downstairs of the church; room had stains on the walls; the fire door was right outside our room and was constantly opened and closed during the night; semi-private bath was used by everyone - which we paid extra for, yet we constantly had to wait. Most of the people in the hostel seemed to work there, which seemed odd.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 3.7


    09 Nov 2019
    Worst hostel I have ever stayed in. The bedrooms are cold, you can hear everything that’s happening in the other rooms. Everything is dirty. Specially disgusting during the weekends as it’s filled with young drunk people that have no respect.
    Argentina, Mixed Group, 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
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table