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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Any cancellations of amendments made less then 48 hours before arrival will result in full payment of stay. More than 48 hours it results in payment of 50% of stay.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Each person pays £10 for a linen deposit.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Containers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Containers Hostels brings to Edinburgh the world’s first hostel built from converted shipping containers! Our hostel is unique, stylish and comfortable with an amazing atmosphere! Book now

Cancellation policy:
48 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no show, you will be charged the first two nights of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 (early or late check in available free just send us an email!)
Check out before 11:00. (Once you have checked out you are welcome to store your luggage or use the facilities for the remainder of the day).

Payment upon arrival by cash or card (all taxes are included in price). £10, passport or ID card needed as linen deposit per person or group (larger groups may require a bigger deposit). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    Excellent hostel, amazing atmosphere and very welcoming staff. Highly recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Had the best time here. Wish i could of stayed longer. The place itself is like its own little world. Location is great. Staff are amazing. Facilities are spot on for what they are. Will 100% be back next year for an extended stay...hopefully with the dog!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2019
    The most Amazing Hostel and stay in years . Totaly love it. Amazing Stuff , Amazing people , Amazing time. Real hospitality , Magic place . Thank you for great time Xxx
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2018
    Would come back here 1000 times over, this is the most fun hostel ever. 100% vibes.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Aug 2019
    What can be said that hasn't been said already. It's cheap, and it probably provides the best value in Edinburgh. This is the third time me and my daughter stay here and it's always been good. It's not great, but it does the job. The bedding was clean. The beds were comfortable. The toilets flushed. Could have done with something to dry our hands with though. And maybe a bed lights. But the staff a super friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is pretty great.
    Iceland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Aug 2019
    An original concept that has its flaws (isolation, smell...). A bit too expensive for the experience in my opinion. Did not get to spend time in the common parts but they seemed nice. Very nice staff.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Very unclean around the kitchen and bathroom facilities - though I imagine this was to do with the people staying more than the staff. Very loud and no security until later at night - anyone could walk in and there were no locks on the dorm doors. No wifi in the dorms only in common areas. Squeaky beds and not very nice bathrooms. Staff were lovely though.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    04 Aug 2019
    Not clean at all.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    05 Aug 2019
    This is a hostel only for the fringe festival. We were unable to stay the entire night to no fault of the hostel itself. The beds were fairly dirty although we were given clean sheets. The front door to the hostel had no apparent lock so anyone could’ve walked in late at night. The staff were drinking and one was sleeping at the reception however they were very nice and accommodating. Overall for the price this is a very middle of the road hostel that I think is for Fringegoers only.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.3


    25 Aug 2018
    There was no reliable wifi just a phone that served as a hotspot. The floor in the men’s toilettes looked like it has never been cleaned before, and there’s a good chance that it hasn’t. Most of the people staying there were very cool, the staff was a bit unwelcoming.
    Poland, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball