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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Five star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the city centre, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups travelling on a budget. Guests can choose from a wide range of accommodation - from spacious shared rooms with individual lockers to private and premium rooms. All rooms in the hostel are en-suite and premium rooms come with a TV, USB plug sockets and coffee making facilities.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served daily in the dining room or take advantage of the small but well equipped self-catering kitchen. Lunches and evening meals are also available and our licensed café is open all day, offering guests a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks*.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, secure bike store and luggage storage for guests arriving early and wanting to explore the city. The hostel also offers meeting facilities for up to 60 with flexible catering packages available; ideal for groups and organisations looking to meet in central Edinburgh.

Parking near to Edinburgh Central is possible with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and parking at nearby Greenside Car Park. Please contact the hostel directly for more information.

Reception is open 24 hours and the youth hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. It’s within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions. And, of course, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is perfectly positioned for anyone looking for great value accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.

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.

*Please note that between 11 November 2019 and 30 January 2020, refurbishment work will be carried out on the ground floor of Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel. Our restaurant is being redesigned as part of the refurbishment, but we’ll still be able to offer a full continental breakfast during this period. Unfortunately, we’re unable to extend the use of the self-catering kitchen during this time. There will be no disruption to bedrooms. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    Place is near the city and easy to get to. Environment was very clean. The staff are very friendly and ready to help. Love the place!
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Perfect but checkin is too late
    Egypt, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    Great value excellent accommodation and a real friendly atmosphere - I’ll be back!
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Great spot
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Having never stayed in a youth hostel before I was slightly apprehensive to say the least! No need to worry though - lovely comfy beds (bedding provided) and a great en-suite shower and toilet in the private room I booked. Room was basic but spacious and perfectly functional, with more storage space than a number of hotels I've stayed in! Location was fab and breakfast was very reasonably priced for good quality food. would definitely book again.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Aug 2019
    I had a very pleasant stay, made even more so by the incredibly helpful young Italian fellow at reception. He was sleep deprived because he and his wife had a new baby, but he could not have been more courteous and cheerful. I don't know his name, but his charming manner enhanced my stay.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Jul 2019
    Excellent place to stay in Edinburgh.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    12 Aug 2019
    Nice stay, comfy bed. Good facilities. No atmosphere however.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    19 Jun 2019
    Good value, close to centre, friendly superior hostel. Private rooms rather hot due inadequate ventilation and noisy due to overlooking street.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 4.3


    14 Jul 2019
    Front desk staff rude and unhelpful (except one staff member who was lovely but unfortunately finished her shift). No included breakfast. Washing machine and dryer broken - incredibly inconvenient. Front desk was very vague and waved in the general direction of a possible laundromat which was much further than suggested and closed. Spent a grand total of £27.50 (nearly $60AUD) to do my washing as I had to race over the other side of town to the only open laundromat. Bad location. Paperthin walls
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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