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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Property Description

•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 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2019
    Love this hostel and all the staff. The kitchen is so nice and the location is perfect. Definitely stay here!!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Jul 2019
    I absolutely loved this hostel! I thought it was great value and super clean. The building is amazing and such an interesting concept. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bed was nicer than the bed I usually sleep in and quite comfy. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone travelling. It's in a lovely (and safe feeling) part of town. It's very close to the waters of Leith pathway which is a beautiful walking path.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Jul 2019
    One of the staff members did not seem very knowledgeable about tours and local attractions. Another staff member was wonderful. Since it was a church it was a bit echoey and loud, and there was no curtain in the room (which would have covered the stained glass windows). However, with an eye mask and earplugs I slept well.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Jul 2019
    South African lady was amazing, the other staff not the best. The hostel has a massive kitchen and bar. The rooms are a bit loud as in other reviews but wasn’t that bad. One thing I would suggest is maybe another pillow!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Jun 2019
    Loved the location and vibe of the Belford Hostel. The rooms were a bit small, as in limited floor space, especially when everyone in an 8 person room was trying to get ready in the morning. The staff though was superb! A man in my room got way to drunk and fell asleep on my bed. The staff immediately gave me a new bed, offering to help move my stuff. Kitchen and common room area very nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 Jul 2019
    It was rather quiet when I was there, but that was fine, as dorms are rather small and the place is very noisy (it's inside a church but open so you hear all the doors smash all the time). Besides that, it is a nice hostel with a big kitchen and nice bathrooms, location is also good with just a little walk to the centre. It's also in a quiet beautiful area next to a little river with some villages where you feel like you're out of the city completely. I recommend, but make your doors quieter! :)
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 Jul 2019
    good hostel with a great kitchen and dining area
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    03 Jul 2019
    I spent one night in a private single room at Belford Hostel. The price was good for a simple place to stay in Edinburgh, within easy walking distance of Haymarket station and Prince's Street. The hostel were able to look after my baga before check-in time for free, and after checkout for a small £2 fee, which was very helpful.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Jun 2019
    The Slovakian and South African receptionists are amazing and really caring. The atmosphere is nice and welcoming. Obviously the facilities are pretty basic, but still, the beds were comfortable. Just behind the hostel there is an amazing village to visit :)
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Jul 2019
    Arrived around 22.00, got my key and entered a pretty small Rome with 6 bunkbeds. The room wqs tiny and crowded if all 6 beds was used I did not notice untill the Mor ibg when I woke up and took out my earplugs, that you could hear every door from every room slam, because it is inside an old church. For me it was fine for only one night, since I arrived late and left early. I wouldn't stay there for several days. I needed a bed, that's what I got, and for that I think it's great for the price
    Denmark, 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
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table