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 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.
  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous 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 7.3

  • Security 7.2

  • Location 6.4

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2018
    Yeah na was a top notch hostel but I can't believe they couldn't make it sunnier while I was there is that too much to ask? Also I'm sure one of the staff hasn't showered since 2003 but all in all I would definitely recommend. It's at least a 9.73/10.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Aug 2018
    I had a wonderful time at Containers Hostels. The overall culture is kind and welcoming and, as I was traveling alone, I felt more comfortable at a place that seemed to have a sense of community. My only complaint is that the WiFi is unreliable, but staff made up for that by being informative about what there was to do around the city and giving clear directions on how to navigate the city.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Aug 2018
    Killer vibes, top notch. Favourite hostel hands down.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Aug 2018
    Best Hostel at Edinburgh! The staff are amazing, the site is quirky and fun and always someone to chat to in the communal area and pub quiz and fun activities organised as well. A short 15 mine the bus ride from centre of Edinburgh or 30 minute walk (I walk fast, but 40 minutes at most). Unlike hostels closer to town it’s cheaper and much better atmosphere throughly recommend thanks guys
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Aug 2018
    Pretty quirky hostel, staff super friendly and helpful overrall great for a pop up hostel
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    19 Aug 2018
    Containers Hostel was a very average experience, but with lower than average facilities and cleanliness. The kitchen was always a mess and sinks were constantly clogged with old food. The staff would check people in and turn on the lights in the dorms in the middle of the night (after 2 am sometimes). Cheaper than other options, but you get what you pay for.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    18 Aug 2018
    Stay there if you like to party all day and all night. It's kind of living with forever teenagers or something. Kitchen and toilets pretty dirty at all times, it's alright to meet people. WiFi is terrible and only works in common areas where everyone is having party, sooo not the best if you just wanna chill. Besides, the hostel is quite far away from the city so you'd have to pay for buses to go back and forth, so probably spend the same as if you were in one of the much better hostels in town.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 3.4


    24 Aug 2018
    Out of all other hostel bookings, this was the worst stay for us. The idea of containers is good but the execution is really poor. Would recommend this place to the people who like to get drunk and stay drunk and party all the time. No cleanliness, the bedsheets, blanket cover and pillow covers are to be put and taken out again by you to get your deposit back. Too many beds in a small container. Overall this was the worst experience for us compared to all other hostels.
    India, All Male Group, 25-30
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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