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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 cost of the reservation will be charged to the card provided 6 weeks prior to arrival and it will remain non-refundable and non-transferable thereafter in case of cancellation, no-show or reduction in numbers. If the card provided is declined we will advise you by email and you will have 24 hours to provide an alternative card for payment. If we haven't been able to take payment after 24h have elapsed your booking will be cancelled and re-booking will be strictly subject to availability and rates at the time, and you will lose your deposit.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Behavioural deposit

There will be a £20 per person (£40 for stag and hen parties and groups of 40 or more) behavioural deposit taken on arrival for each member of the group. The behavioural deposit is held on one debit/credit card and is released on departure, provided there are no damages or complaints. Please note this is not a transaction and it may not show on your bank statement. The cardholder will be asked to sign a consent form detailing our house rules and authorising Kick Ass Hostels to charge their card, should it be necessary. We will always inform you of the charges before debiting your account. Please note we cannot accept the behavioural deposit in cash or on multiple cards.

Dorm check

Our crew will inspect your allocated dorm/s before your arrival and fill in a dorm check form on the overall state of the dorm. You will receive a copy of the form on arrival and you will have 1 hour to return to reception if you wish to report any discrepancies.

Group Leader

The group must have at least 1 designated leader who will be responsible for coordinating check-in and check-out, as well as be the point of contact in case of any queries or issues during your stay. Please provide leader’s full name and mobile number upon booking.

Check-in and check-out

We recommend that the leader has a rooming list as it will be up to them to organise the group and advise each person of their dorm type and room number. Room numbers will be supplied by our crew on arrival.

The leader will collect all key cards from the group on departure and return them to reception.

One of our crew will inspect the dorm/s after they have been vacated and if there are no issues the behavioural deposit will be released. If there are any damages or complaints, we will assess the cost and let you know by email what charges will apply.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

OUR HOUSE RULES

NO NOISE in the rooms or hallways, especially between 10pm and 6am. Please feel free to use the chill-out room or the bar for socialising.

NO SMOKING anywhere in the hostel (£50 fine per each instance or instant eviction in serious cases).

NO OUTSIDERS anywhere in the hostel. Strictly residents only for everyone’s convenience and safety.

NO EXCESSIVE MESS. Please clean after yourself, including the shared kitchen and dorm rooms so that other guests can enjoy these facilities too. If you need garbage bags, we will happily supply them.

NO DAMAGING hostel property. Soiled mattress replacement cost is £95.00, soiled linen £35.00, any other damages assessed as required. Specialised cleaning fees may apply for bodily fluid clean-up.

NO ABUSE OR HARASSMENT. Do not abuse, harass or intimidate any member of our crew or other guests. Drunkenness is no excuse.

NO ILLEGAL DRUGS. Police will be called to the premises immediately. You risk instant eviction without the right to refund of the accommodation cost and/or security deposit and legal action.

NO LATE CHECK-OUT. Check out is strictly by 10am.

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

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Kick Ass Grassmarket

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

OVER 18'S ONLY, NO CHILDREN ALLOWED. Proof of age is required at check-in.

LOCATION. Our beautiful historic building is located at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town at the corner of the Grassmarket square. Within walking distance to all attractions and with the vibrant Edinburgh nightlife at your doorstep.

FUN EVENTS like pub crawl and pub quiz!

SECURITY. 24h Reception. No curfew. Secure electronic swipe cards for all rooms. CCTV throughout and security passes issued to all our guests. Secure lockers are provided for every bed.

MODERN ROOMS. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, USB charging points at each bed, and private bed lights. Bunks have been designed to give max headroom and mattresses are hotel superior quality. Fresh clean bed linen is provided free of charge.

FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE before check-in time.

AWESOME FRIENDLY CREW. Our Kick Ass Crew will give you the insider's scoop on the best spots in the city. With a solid mix of locals and internationals, we are focused on making your trip to Edinburgh an experience you'll never forget!

KICK ASS BAR. Open for breakfast, dinner, and evening drinks. Great place to meet new friends and fellow travellers. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 May 2022
    I really recommend to book, nice location in front os grass market and Edinburg castle. Amazing
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 May 2022
    The hostel was just right. Great location and easy to find. The pod was really comfortable and easy. The showers and toilets were clean and easily accessible from the dormitory. Breakfast was good and staff were really helpful throughout.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Apr 2022
    Second time staying at a hostel. Everything went well. Stayed in a female dorm. Location is perfect, lots of restaurants and cafes around. The hostel itself is very quiet and clean.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Apr 2022
    Such a lovely stay at this hostel, the PODS were brilliant! Mixed 22 bed room felt safe but friendly, slightly less (friendly) than we’d expected but went to the sister hostel down the road which had a funky bar and bear garden which I’d 100% recommended. Reasonably priced cocktails too. The chill room and lockers were a big plus and the showers and bathrooms were super clean. I wouldn’t hesitate to visit again and would recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh. X
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Apr 2022
    Great location, good breakfast, rooms were clean, bathrooms are really spacious (the bathrooms are mixed, even if you are in a female dorm)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    27 Apr 2022
    Hostel in a really good location, very walkable to other major sites. The pods however had very little to know air flow. You got quite hot and stuffy. The showers were hit or miss with warm water. There was no kitchen, and was difficult to facilitate eating in. Newer hostels so there wasn't as much hostile activity and/or atmosphere. Very reliant on sister hostile for the vibes.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Apr 2022
    This hostel is in a fab location, meaning you can walk pretty much everywhere in Edinburgh! The dorm was ok and the bathrooms fairly clean (although only cleaned once a day) however there is no kitchen which is something to bare in mind in an already expensive city! Additionally whilst there are shared spaces, there wasn’t much of a ‘vibe’ to the hostel, so I think as a solo traveller, it would be challenging to make friends. Overall good though and would stay again!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Apr 2022
    Overall, good place to stay, I think breakfast could be improved, the coffee was terrible, milk was missing one morning, the freshness of the croissants was debatable and choice of cereal was limited.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Apr 2022
    The problem with the hostel was the cleanliness, we stayed 4 days and we never found soup in any toilette of the third floor (where we stayed), our room wasnt very clean (we found one dirty boxer in one side of one of our beds) Also, there wasn´t no kitchen, only one microwave with some tees. It´´´ s a shame because we hostel had a great location and the beds were very comfortable. If you improve the cleanliness the hostel will be wonderful.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4

    Rating

    15 Apr 2022
    Third floor room was basically a sauna, on Spring days avg 55F. Staff unhelpful. Location was convenient. But their other location looks much better.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2015

    2nd, New to Hostelworld

Nominations

  • 2016

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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