Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • Nice Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Good 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    I booked one of the private rooms. A small room, but that’s fine by me. Very comfortable bed, very well cleaned, decor nice and tidy. A good set up of shelves, tea making facilities, mirror etc. The shared bathroom facilities are pristine, the shower is spacious and sparkling. The lady on reception was very helpful and personally showed me to the room. Check in was very easy. Overall, brilliant value for money and made my trip to see friends really easy.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    staff are lovely and hostel very well managed!
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Feb 2020
    I liked the place, the staff, and mostly the bathrooms and the toilets are really clean. Only thing which mattered me was the heater in the room. It hardly worked. If you could look in to it, every other things were really awesome!
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    14 Mar 2020
    Spacious hostel on a good location in Edinburgh with friendly staff and good facilities. Would recommend!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Feb 2020
    It was really cool staying in an old church, they really did an awesome job building the hostel! The staff was friendly and the TV room is extremely cozy. The hostel is in a quiet area not too far from the city center. The dorm was a bit small but the bed was very comfortable. All in all I would recommend Belford Hostel.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Feb 2020
    I would definitely come back. I love the church atmosphere, though the decorations and other guests do minimize that effect. While heating does kick on in the evening in the rooms and the rec room the kitchen and bathrooms are freezing and when the heat is off so are the rooms, but hey, that’s the price of living in a stunning church. The staff couldn’t have been more lovely or helpful. Very secure system of keys and lockers. The fridge was intimidatingly full but the kitchen is well organized.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Feb 2020
    Lovely staff and building, but in the room the sheets were with stains and the temperature was really low, almost freezing. The shower were very clean and with hot water. Over all it was a good choicefor a group.
    Romania, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Feb 2020
    While sleeping in an old church seems like a cool idea, it definitely isn’t when it’s cold outside! Even though we had the heater turned up to max, we were freezing most of the time. Our twin room was quite small but sufficient for a night. The shared bathroom was clean and hardly ever occupied by someone else. I would maybe think about staying here again, by definitely only in the summer!
    Germany, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    01 Feb 2020
    The place was okay. Although a bit packed and no ventilation in the rooms, if you are staying just for a night or two then it'd be fine. It's a couple of miles from the city centre. They provide lockers which are great as many hostels don't. Rooms have thin walls, so...
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    07 Sep 2020
    Funny, I never stayed in the Belford Hostel because when I arrived it was closed since March because of covid. I had the info during the day by mail , but when I drive from London to Edinburgh I don't open my mails. it was far to late to inform me I noticed your mail couples of days after. By luck the Britannia hotel on the opposite side of teh road was open and could have a room for me. I am quite angry !!!
    France, Female, 41+
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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