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 4 weeks (28 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.

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 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2021
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2021
    What a fabulous place to stay! Great location. The lady Receptionist (Australian?) was very friendly and welcoming. Reception is light,bright and airy. I'd booked a private room. Basic, but for a one night stay had everything that I needed (or wanted). It was quiet, so, that was good too. I'd say breakfast prices are a bit on the expensive side, but that might be normal for Edinburgh. Couldn't fault it really!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2021
    Really great hostel
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2021
    Fantastic hostel! Friendly staff, quiet, comfortable beds, great location, the breakfast is cheap and tasty. We would stay here again!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2021
    We had a wonderful time! Yes atmosphere was great and the staff were helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortable and clean.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2021
    Everything was great! The location was within walking distance to most areas, and the staff were always nice and helpful. I'm not sure how it changes during peak season, though. My only issue was a *very* slow draining shower that I alerted staff to, and let them know that it could have been taken care of later that day, and they didn't get to it before we checked out. But, I didn't mention it again and it wasn't a big deal to me. We'd stay here again for sure. Thanks!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Aug 2021
    The staff were amazing and very helpful for people to ask for advice or tips. It was about 2 mins from a shopping centre and the actual shopping district was 5 mins. It was about 10 mins from the uni and 15 from the castle so was a great placement to go as a tourist or to look at the university. They had food available (though we didn’t use this and bought food at a tesco 2 mins away) that looked nice. I would recommend. The only down side was the occasional noise at night due to its location.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Aug 2021
    A very friendly place, a warm welcome and great cooked breakfast!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2021
    Really great hostel, secure, clean and quiet. Staff were friendly and professional. I stayed in a private room but I think for the price paid, free toiletries / tea & coffee should be provided.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Aug 2021
    Great place if travelling alone, simple clean rooms but all you need. I left something valuable in the room and the staff found it and returned it to me, thank you so much!
    England, Female, 41+
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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