Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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

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


We've kept the gorgeous stained-glass windows of Belford Hostel – which used to be a church – and added a whole lot more besides. Think free Wi-Fi, a lively bar (for hanging out with new travel mates) and an outdoor barbecue. You'll find Scottish and sporty memorabilia all over the common areas, from a caricature of Braveheart to artwork showing the National Anthem's opening verse. We've also got a TV for watching films and live sport, along with a pool table if you feel up to starting a mini-tournament.


We're in a pretty central location in Edinburgh's West End, close to old Dean Village and the Water of Leith. You can get to the hostel easily from Edinburgh Haymarket station – it's about a 15-minute walk away. If you're heading to us from Edinburgh Airport, jump on express bus 100 to Haymarket Station. It's around a 30-minute journey.

Rooms and Dorms

You'll have a bunk with two plug sockets in your mixed or female-only dorm – useful for charging a couple of things at once. There's also a free locker for keeping your stuff safe (don't forget your padlock). For a small charge, we'll also store your backpack for you on the last day if you're not leaving Edinburgh till late. We've got private rooms, too, some with en-suites. Linen's included whichever space you book.

Extras and activities

Our free city maps are on hand to help you get around and we've got a book exchange for a little light reading in between checking out Edinburgh Castle or strolling up the Royal Mile. Want to save your pennies? There's a kitchen for cooking up some grub (ideal when you're not trying out local delicacies like deep-fried Mars bars!). Making your own tea and coffee using our facilities also helps the budget stretch a bit further. Check in is between 2pm and 3am.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2019
    This was the best hostel I have ever stayed in! We stayed for NYE and the atmosphere and staff were so amazing. Huge shoutout to the staff, they were so kind and so willing to help us out. I would recommend this place to anyone! Wonderful location and such a cool place.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2019
    This was a really cool hostel! Good vibe, nice staff, and it was warm and quiet at night. Comfortable beds and they also have laundry service available. I would recommend this place to people staying in Edinburgh.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Dec 2019
    Bit cold sometimes
    Czech Republic, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2019
    An absolutely fantastic place to celebrate hogmanay and new years eve. It was a cool hostel in a good location being on a quiet street but still close to town. During hogmanay it was a good place to stay as a solo traveler as everyone met in the onsite bar before going to the street party. Only downfall is that the rooms got a bit too hot at night. The staff were nice and friendly.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2020
    Overall, peaceful, and quite well located.
    Chile, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 Dec 2019
    Great place to stay at to explore Scotland
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Dec 2019
    Great hostel and great price! It was really great to sleep in a hostel located in a church. My main comment would concern the fact that it was cold in the halls (the room was okay).
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    02 Jan 2020
    Building was characteristically interesting. Good use of space. Bit scruffy/worn but not unpleasantly so. Fantastic kitchen and eating space. Bedding could do with being updated.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Dec 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at Belford and lucked out a bit; I was supposed to be in a 6-person female dorm, but ended up being the only person the whole night! However, the building is quite loud. Some people left around 4 AM and every noise they made seemed to echo. I also had to be up early so it wasn't a big deal, but my guess is it's probably difficult to get a good night's sleep here. That being said, the facilities are nice and everything was clean.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    12 Jan 2020
    The hostel is pretty, and might be fine in the summer, but it felt like there was no heat except in the room itself. The female showers were in the basement, and the stairs were so cold. Room wasn’t much warmer either, we are from cold climates, and wore layers to bed to stay warm. Reception was closed from 3-8, which forced us to miss breakfast and get an Uber because we had to be across town by 8:20, and had to hustle to not miss our bus, as we didn’t want to lose the £10 deposit for 1 night.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
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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