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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 4 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.

MEALS
We offer discounted meal options for groups, please follow the link for full terms and menu:
https://kickasshostels.co.uk/group-bookings-meals

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, 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:

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

AWESOME CITY CENTRE LOCATION… FREE Wi-Fi throughout the hostel….FREE CITY WALKING TOUR….FREE DAILY BAR EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT. FANTASTIC NEW PODS JUST LANDED!

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

ABOUT US: Our Luxury hostel opened in April 2014 and it has been designed to give you the best possible comfort and fun. All rooms have FREE Wi-Fi access. Every bed has an accompanying private locker, private night lights, USB charging points and power socket. We have an onsite bar which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at a great price for our guests.
Guests booking at Kick Ass also get free access to all facilities of our other Kick Ass Hostel (Kick Ass Greyfriars) only 2 mins away which has a free pool table!

ACTIVITIES: We run daily walking tours of the cities best tourist attractions with our teams own personal suggestions through-out the tour and an opportunity to ask them any questions you might have about your trip! Every night we run one of our events from the bar which include a pub quiz, pub crawl, movie night and good old Karaoke! Please check out the hostelworld Noticeboard feature to see what events are on during your stay!

SECURITY: We have a 24-hour reception so checking in and out during the night is absolutely no problem, and also means there is no curfew. RFID contactless keycard access to rooms, CCTV throughout the premises and security passes are issued to all our guests as way for us to check the identity of guests during their stay. Security lockers provided for every bed.

MODERN ROOMS: All rooms have wifi access, USB charging points at each bed, Private bed lights. Bunks have been designed to give Max headroom and mattresses are Hotel Superior quality. Fresh clean bed linen provided Free of charge.

KEEP IT CLEAN – Our bathrooms and kitchens are constantly monitored for cleanliness. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness.

FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE: If you arrive before the check-in time - our check-in starts at 1:00 PM and check out is by 10:00 AM.

AWESOME FRIENDLY STAFF: We have a friendly team from all over the world and many of our staff are backpackers themselves and love getting to know our amazing guests, they always give the best advice about what's on in Edinburgh and where's good to go!

MODERN FACILITIES, including a large self-catering kitchen and personal private showers pods. USB charging point for every bed, Private bed light

KICK ASS BAR: Walk through the door and you are guaranteed to be impressed. Our brand new menu has some great options for those looking for great value for money! Try out our new Kick Ass Cocktails and get a fishbowl of your favorite type for you and a friend to make your friends at home jealous! Daily Bar events and entertainment. Great place to meet new friends and fellow traveller.

KICK ASS CAFÉ: Great place to meet during the day grab a sandwich or coffee available for sitting in or taking away.

CHILL OUT ROOM: Hang out in our brand new chill-out area designed for comfort and relaxation, sit back and relax at the amazing views of Edinburgh Castle next door.

Our motto is "LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST", and we mean it. So what are you waiting for!!

Remember any customer booking with us get automatic free use of all the facilities of both our Kick Ass hostels, only minutes apart. View House Rules

Overview

Lively city centre location? Check. Fun pub crawls and karaoke? Check. Views of Edinburgh Castle from the windows? Check. Kick Ass Hostels is the place to stay in Edinburgh! The city's quirky old town, historic castle and traditional pubs and cafés are right on our doorstep. Get your bearings on our free walking tour and then bond with fellow travellers over a pint in our on-site bar.

Location

We're right in the centre of Edinburgh. A quick 8-minute walk will take you to the famous Royal Mile, a buzzing, cobbled street lined with shops and cafés. It leads directly from the castle all the way down to the Scottish parliament, with museums, bars and bagpipe players along the way. Pick up souvenirs at Princes Street, try award-winning gin at Edinburgh Gin Distillery or get snap-happy at Greyfriars Bobby – one of the most photographed pubs in Scotland. We're a 10-minute walk from Waverley train station and an easy 30-minute bus ride from Edinburgh Airport.

Rooms and Dorms

Choose from quad dorms for groups of friends, mixed rooms or female-only dorms. Whether you stay in a cool pod-style bed or opt for a traditional bunk-bed room, you'll have free Wi-Fi, a USB port and your own bed light. There are spacious bathrooms on each floor, or you can choose an en-suite dorm. Linen is provided, so you can put that sleeping bag away in your private storage locker.

Extras and activities

With a café, bar and daily social events, it’s easy to make new friends. On a budget? Head to the industrial-style bar for lunch – meals start from under £5 – or get cooking in our self-catering kitchen. Any questions? Our multilingual staff at the 24-hour reception will be happy to help. We're equipped for cosy nights in too: join us for our weekly movie night in the comfy chill-out room.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jan 2020
    The staff were extra nice. Especially, Madi, Petro and Claudia. Always joking around, helping out and very conversational people.
    Puerto Rico, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Jan 2020
    Absolutely brilliant hostel! Great social atmosphere, informative walking tour, fun pub crawl, all the while sparkling clean, and has dorms that feel like private rooms thanks to the pod beds. Can’t recommend enough! This is the gold standard of hostels.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    A consistently good, well-managed hostel with friendly staff. I also like the central location situated in the attractive Grassmarket area. Good value for money and not expensive.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jan 2020
    Hostel was great, right in the center of Grassmarket and only 5 minutes walk away from Edinburgh Castle. Toilets and showers were really clean. Definitely recommend this Hostel.
    Vietnam, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jan 2020
    It was one of the best hostel I have ever been
    Nepal, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    Clean and simple while still being comfortable and homey. A friend and I shared a private room and we were surprised at how nice the room was. Having some shelves, a hair dryer, and a desk in the room was really helpful during our stay. Staff was friendly and facilities were good, we had a great time on the bar crawl. Location couldn’t be better to see Edinburgh!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Jan 2020
    Kickass was a great value for money!! The facilities were well kept and the beds were nice with modern usb ports. The staff were great (especially the australian guy who lead the pub crawl!) and they offered a nice array of activities. The one thing that was weird was all the older men staying in a “party hostel” for work. My bunk mate was an old man with terrible hygiene who yelled at me for being woken up by people returning from the pub crawl. Its not the hostels fault though! Thank you guys
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 Jan 2020
    Decent hostel in a great location (at the foot of Edinburgh Castle). Loved the capsule pod idea, although you might find them a bit cramped if you're taller. Didn't get to sample the bar food, as two of the staff members completely ignored me to talk with another girl for about 5 minutes (not sure why? Weird), so I went next door. The staff at reception were lovely though. Not too much of a party atmosphere, not sure if that was because of the pods as they're less sociable. Some might like that.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    17 Jan 2020
    Very nice hostel in a superb location, very close to the castle. The kitchen was well equipped and the common areas were comfortable. The bathrooms could be cleaner and the shower "press the button" system was quite annoying. The staff was nice and helpful. I had a pleasant stay in general and it will be my first option if I come back to Edinburgh. I definitely recommend it!
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Jan 2020
    Stayed one night with my girlfriend in the 20 people pod room. The pod wasn't very clean, which surprised me since it's incredibily easy to clean, but it was nice inside with a USB plug and several types of light. The bathrooms were quite nice, albeit very small. The shower worked with a button, meaning you cannot choose the temperature, the strenght nor the duration which gets annoying pretty quickly. Overall it's worth the price if you're staying for a couple of nights at most.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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
  • Wii


Awards

  • 2015

    2nd, New to Hostelworld

Nominations

  • 2016

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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