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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
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  • 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 4 weeks prior to 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

1. You may cancel your booking up to 72 hours before arrival.(Does not apply to Groups) Please do so directly with the reception office at the Cowgate. If you wish to cancel by email then please do so at least 7 days prior to your arrival.
2. All group bookings must be paid in full 28 days prior to arrival, any changes or cancellations must be done before this time.This is taken automatically from your card 28 days before you arrive.
3. Deposits are never refunded.
4. In the event of a no-show without cancellation, we have the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation with us or for the full price of the tour or other non-accommodation travel service in accordance with your booking conditions.
5. Your contract is with Hostel Accommodation Limited. It is our responsibility to provide you with the travel services.
6. In the highly unlikely event of a problem arising, our liability to you, if any, is limited to the deposit and that reservation fee you paid.

Additional Terms and Conditions

There will be a security deposit on keys and sheets on arrival.

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

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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

96 Cowgate , Edinburgh, Scotland
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.6
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

*** WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE BEEN GIVE AN AWARD FROM HOSTELWORLD.COM! FOR BEST IMPROVED HOSTEL 2015! ***
Located on the historic Cowgate Street, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh's party and cultural district.

Between Holyrood house (the seat of the Scottish parliament) and Edinburgh Castle, the Cowgate Tourist Hostel gives you the freedom to explore the cities vibrant nightlife, or relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering through Edinburgh's many museums, art galleries and public parks.


IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE :
***Reception is open between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm***
* If you are a GROUP and booking through the internet, please CALL US to make sure your whole group can be in the same room
* Check-out is 10:00am (you are welcome to store your luggage at reception).
* There is a £20 room key deposit. This is refunded when you check out and return your key
* Any cancellations MUST be made 72hrs BEFORE your arrival or you will be charged for the first nights stay.

As mentioned we are the lucky winners of the Hostelworld.com Hoscars award for the best improved Hostel 2014. You can be assured that you will have a very relaxing and enjoyable stay with us, our staff are here to help with any needs you may have and to ensure your stay is the best!

A HOSTEL WITH A DIFFERENCE! Our 170 bed hostel contains 12 individually lockable apartments all fully fitted with there own toilet, shower rooms and fully equipped kitchens. An apartment sleeps between 8 and 22 people in a combination of 4 and 6 bed dorms and twin or double rooms.

* Fully-equipped kitchens.
* Free WI-FI and internet access .
* Breakfast is not included
* A continental breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals can be arranged for an extra charge, please ask at time of booking
* No curfew! come and go as you please!
* We now have a new outdoor social area that can seat 180 people!
* CCTV installed.

GROUP HAVEN:
Please note, when booking for stag/hen parties private apartments must be booked, these include private use of a fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms.
Our unique layout allows us to offer private apartment hire to larger groups ensuring privacy for you and your friends. Due to the fact that we can provide separate facilities we are happy to offer group accommodation to Stag and Hen parties. Conditions apply.



WANTING TO MAKE EDINBURGH HOME FOR A WHILE? Then come and see us about our amazing long-term rates in one of our long-term apartments. Our friendly staff will also happily help you find a job and get settled in this amazing city, helping you to experience the most memorable working holiday of your life.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 6.8


Latest Reviews

  • 6.9

    Good

    17 Sep 2018
    The cowgate hostel is well located. The hostel itself lacked any real atmosphere. The staff seemed disengaged and a little passive aggressive. (I observed then tread other guests rudely.) The shower cycled between scaldingly hot and freezing cold every 20 seconds.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.0

    Good

    19 Sep 2018
    If you have the extra £3 to stay anywhere else, I’d definitely recommend that over this hostel. My rooms door didn’t close properly and nor did the flats, so once in the building anybody could come into the room. No wifi and only one shower and one toilet per floor of 4 or so rooms. Beds feel old and uncomfortable and limited sockets in room. Very smelly because of poor ventilation. Very loud. You won’t sleep or shower here. HOWEVER for the price, it is fine. Staff were grand.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    20 Sep 2018
    The toilet/ shower were broken- we had two of each and on toilet and one shower were broken (unusable). And it was disgustingly dirty, it seemed like they did not clean anything whilst we were there. The mattresses were very old, and there were no Windows in the hallways so it smelled quite badly the whole time because the steam of the shower and the stench of the toilet couldn't get out. I stayed in quite a few hostels over the last year's, I am not picky but that was by far the worst one!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    16 Sep 2018
    The location is great, close to a lot of pubs and restaurants and sights. The staff was unfriendly, the rooms were dingy and smelt very unpleasant and there was an excessive amount of noise. I would not stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines

Awards

  • 2015

    Most Improved Hostel

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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE :
***Reception is open between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm***
* If you are a GROUP and booking through the internet, please CALL US to make sure your whole group can be in the same room
* Check-out is 10:00am (you are welcome to store your luggage at reception).
* There is a £20 room key deposit. This is refunded when you check out and return your key
* Any cancellations MUST be made ON THE DAY BEFORE your arrival or you may be charged for the night.

Your use of this website is subject to your irrevocable acceptance without modification of these terms of use (the 'Terms') and you agree to use this website in accordance with and subject to these Terms. The Terms as set out hereunder constitute the entire agreement between you and Hostel Accommodation Limited .If you do not read or accept these Terms, do not use this website.

Here is our plain English version
***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GROUP BOOKINGS THAT HAVE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ENSURE THEY BOOK ENTIRE DORM ROOMS OR APARTMENTS FOR THE GROUPS PRIVATE USE***
Groups T&Cs:
1. You may cancel your booking up to 72hrs hours before arrival.(Does not apply to Groups) Please do so directly with the reception office at the Cowgate. If you wish to cancel by email then please do so at least 7 full days prior to your arrival.
2. All group bookings must be paid in full 28 days prior to arrival, any changes or cancellations must be done before this time.Payment will automatically taken from your credit card.
3. Deposits are never refunded.
4. In the event of a no-show without cancellation, we have the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation with us or for the full price of the tour or other non-accommodation travel service in accordance with your booking conditions.
5. Your contract is with Hostel Accommodation Limited. It is our responsibility to provide you with the travel services.
6. In the highly unlikely event of a problem arising, our liability to you, if any, is limited to the deposit and that reservation fee you paid.

NEW YEARS BOOKINGS
Please note that we have minimum Three Nights stay between Dec 28th and Jan 2nd - After you make your booking full payment will be taken 10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL **GROUPS BALANCE TO BE PAID 28 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL**. - This is a non refundable booking


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