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 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

The booking will be charged in full for a cancellation, no show or reduction in numbers if received within 1 month, 28 days before arrival date.

Groups of 10 persons, or more and part thereof:
More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) - 20% of total cost per person
8-4 weeks (56-29 days) - 55% of total cost per person
4-0 weeks (28-1 day) - 100% of total cost per person

Additional Terms and Conditions

Full payment must be received at least 8 weeks (56 days) prior to arrival otherwise the booking will be automatically cancelled.

All groups will be required to complete an information sheet with contact details, arrival and departure times, meal requests, special requirements and contact details of the group leader

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All group requests are subject to availability. Please note that the youth hostel is able to provide catering.

All groups will need to provide full details of the group leader and all youth groups need to ensure that a leader is present at all times.

Full payment must be received at least 8 weeks (56 days) prior to arrival otherwise the booking will be automatically cancelled.

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


Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Edinburgh Central offers 5 star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the heart of the city, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital.

Various room types are available from singles and family rooms to dorms with individual lockers. All are en-suite and premium rooms come with a TV, USB sockets and coffee making facilities.

Relax in the hostel’s welcoming vibrant spaces - perfect for eating, drinking and socialising. Enjoy the delicious range of food and drink offered in the restaurant and café bar (food served from 07.00-21.00 / bar open from 11.00 to 01.00). If you prefer to self-cater, there’s the option of a small but well-equipped guest kitchen. Or, if you’re looking for a little more privacy, rooms are also available to hire for functions, meetings and special events.

WiFi is free for all guests and other amenities include a laundry, a secure bike store and luggage storage for anyone arriving early and eager to head off right away to explore the city!

The hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. Parking near Edinburgh Central is possible, with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and at nearby Greenside Car Park (contact the hostel directly for more information).

If we’re fully booked in July and August, please check out our Edinburgh Metro seasonal youth hostel located in the busy Cowgate area - a popular choice with backpackers looking to discover Edinburgh on a budget. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    Four bed female dorm was basic but clean, towels were provided, the common area is huge and a lovely bright space, and the staff were really helpful. Great location too, would stay again!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2022
    Worth for money. Will definitely come back.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2022
    Great stay!! Staff was very kind and even found us some local food spots in the area to try out. Definitely would stay again!!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2022
    Great value, fantastic location with friendly, helpful staff.
    Scotland, All Female Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2022
    Our 2nd stay in this hostel. Great location, very clean and the staff are extremely friendly and efficient. The breakfast is fabulous value too. We will be back!
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2022
    We really enjoyed our time at the Central Edinburgh Youth Hostel, despite all the roadworks outside for the new trams. It was really useful having such a well equipped kitchen at our disposal, making it easy to get breakfast and cook dinner. The room was well equipped, with comfy beds and was nice and clean. The location is very good, meaning that we could walk into central Edinburgh or down to Leith. There are also a number of small independent shops and restaurants around the hostel.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2022
    good place.
    Serbia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    07 May 2022
    Good hostel! Very quiet and simple, safe, clean accommodation. Pretty convenient location.!Unfortunately, no laundry as listed but other than that everything was fine. No activities or socializing beyond the other guests in our room that we were able to find.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 May 2022
    Other than the fact that the dinning area can be increased - with more space, tables & chairs, all other areas of the hostel are very good, maybe stronger hobs that heat up faster.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    26 Mar 2022
    All the staff was very friendly. The bathroom toilet was not working very well. The shower was not very clean but I was okay to use. The booking indicates that check in is at 3pm but it is not, it's at 4pm. They could send a message with that information or correct their information.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines