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.
  • Wonderful 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 9.2

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    16 Dec 2019
    Very nice place, centrally located. Good value for private rooms and they are spacious.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.4


    31 Oct 2019
    The kitchen could be a little more .tidier and clean
    Greece, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Oct 2019
    Excellent facilities and location. Staff was very helpful. Unable to connect to wifi which was a serious problem for me as it was needed to check-in/on flight information and bookings elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    21 Feb 2020
    Great location. Rooms clean. Good shower.
    Ireland, All Male Group, 41+
  • 8.0


    20 Nov 2019
    As always this hostel is very good value for money, very well situated and just a good place to go to.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Oct 2020
    This is a very large modern building which appears to have good facilities, I went during the Covid 19 pandemic, so all of the facilities in the the hostel were unfortunately closed. It,s not as central to Edinburgh as I was expecting it to be. It’s about a mile or 20 minutes walking from the train station and shops.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Nov 2019
    The front entranceway is being worked on so there was tape up around the front pillars. It should be signposted which entrance door to use. The room was comfortable and it was good that the toilet and shower were in separate areas so that they could be used at the same time; although the toilet hadn't been properly cleaned prior to our stay. The beds were comfy and it was nice and warm in the room. Traffic noise was a bit of a problem at times but ear plugs got rid of that as an issue.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    10 Nov 2019
    It is inconspicuous and tasteless building of industrial style. No identity. The hostel is tidy and clean, but in my room there was strong smell of mould. I think, the mould here is because of very bad heating and bad ventilation. When I tried to open the window, I was punched in the face by a crook who stayed there on long term bases. So, I had to escape Edinburgh. Altogether, a murky and dangerous place reminding a detention center, though the staff are friendly and helpful.
    Russia, Male, 41+
  • 4.9


    22 Nov 2019
    Well this has to be one of the worst hostels I’ve stayed in. After we checked in we found that out toilet had not been cleaned (full of something from someone else!) after telling the staff they did clean it before we returned to our room. As an apology we did get breakfast tokens however when we went down for it we were told we were too late even though we were there before 11! (Breakfast finishes at 11). One good this was the location but even for that I wouldn’t stay here again.
    Wales, 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