Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


Haystack Hostel

5/3 West Register Street , Edinburgh, Scotland
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated in what is probably the best location in the city, between both the new and old town and a 2 minute walk from both the bus and train stations. The Old Town is reachable in 5 minutes via North Bridge, there are also many pubs, clubs and tourist attractions within walking distance from the hostel. Our amazing staff all have good local knowledge of Edinburgh, and are always happy to help plan and make suggestions for any part of your trip!

Our newly refurbished hostel has:
- 36 beds in total in all newly refurbished rooms, each bed comes with a privacy curtain, locker, reading light, plug and usb socket.
- One large 12 bed mixed dorm
- One 9 bed mixed dorm
- One 6 bed female only dorm
- Three cosy 3 bed mixed dorms
- NEW chill out area - Socialise with other guests in our brand new chill out area or just chill and use the free Wi-Fi.
- Newly refurbished kitchen/dining area fully equipped with oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, utensils, everything you need. Perfect for socialising over a meal.
- Newly refurbished shower room
- Separate mens & ladies toilets
- Laundry service
- Free Wi-Fi for all guests


- We are on the third floor and do not have an elevator. Access is by stairs only.

- All guests in shared dorms must be aged 18 years or older. Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and in a private room (i.e. all beds in the room must be booked).

- All guests must provide a passport, drivers licence, national identity card or UK residence permit on arrival. No other types of identification will be accepted.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    17 Oct 2018
    The cutest and cleanest hostel I have stayed in, extremely central. Very warm and cosy. Not a party hostel but a hostel that will make you feel at home. Great kitchen facilities and a free breakfast!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Sep 2018
    Right when you get there they give you a tour of the whole place. And they make a free breakfast every morning. It really shows they care about the traveler. Very quiet, relaxed atmosphere in the hostel. Biggest hostel showers I have ever seen and clean! Beds are private with a curtain across. Room is a wee bit cramped with the lockers and can't fit any bags under the bed. Very close to Waverly Station. So perfect if you have an early morning train or bus to catch. Bit of a walk to the Castle.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Sep 2018
    Small cozy hostel, very clean amenities. Spacious bathrooms and breakfast provided is great! Rooms are a bit too cramped and hostel had a lot more guests of an older age bracket.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Oct 2018
    Decent place to stay for a night or two. Showers are very nice and spacious but there is not a dry place to put clothes,etc. The rooms are a bit cramped, but I appreciated the curtains that allowed for complete darkness at night. There’s a light and outlet for each bed as well but no shelf to put things on. The location is perfect! Quiet but right in the center of things! Overall, not bad for the price.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Check In Time: 15:00
Check Out Time: 10:00

All guests must be aged 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent in a private room (i.e. guests must book all beds in one dorm)
Identification is required from all guests on arrival. We accept the following types of ID only:
- Passport
- Drivers Licence
- National Identity Card
- UK Residence Permit

Failure to bring the correct identification means unfortunately you will not be able to check in.

Please note: A £10 key deposit is required upon check in. You will receive this deposit back once the key is given in to reception at check out.