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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 Greyfriars

Book more than 14 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.

Hostelworld says

Budget Backpackers is in the lively Grassmarket area, surrounded by bars and cafés and within walking distance to sites around central Edinburgh. The hostel features quiet, clean and comfortable rooms and highly praised pub crawls and walking tours. Guests have told us there's 'lots of common areas to meet people if you're travelling on your own' and that they 'recommend it for people who are looking to party and meet people'. We've noticed that several of their guests have returned to stay there again and again.

Property Description

IMPORTANT : NO GUESTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD. Proof of age is required at check-in.

AWESOME CITY CENTRE LOCATION....Free Super Fast WiFi....Free city tour….Free Daily Bar Events/Entertainment. Kick Ass Greyfriars has just had a major refurbishment bringing it to the same awesome level as our New Kick Ass sister Hostel and has just been awarded the top 'Superb' hostelworld rating in 2019 for the best rated hostels in Edinburgh.

Our awesome location is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the famous Grassmarket area. We are only 5-10 minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations and the famous Haggis Tour routes.
FACILITIES INCLUDE: Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Free city tour, Free Daily Bar Events/Entertainment, Free luggage storage if you arrive before check-in time. Tourist Info provided, Bed linen provided

NEW KICK ASS CAFÉ AND BAR: Serving great-value meals and drinks at unbeatable prices.

SECURITY: 24hour reception. No curfew. Great Security, with electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests. Security Lockers in all rooms

FUNKY DESIGNER ROOMS: Designed for your maximum comfort, with private bed lights and Security lockers provided for every bed. There are no crowded rooms here – our dorms are spacious.

KEEP IT CLEAN – All of our rooms are cleaned every day. Our bathrooms and kitchens are constantly monitored for cleanliness. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness.
AWESOME FRIENDLY STAFF ; they are friendly and will tell you all the best places to go – and more importantly, where not to go!

MODERN FACILITIES: Including large self-catering kitchen and personal private showers pods. Private Bed Lights. USB charging Points at all beds

SUPER COOL TREEHOUSE is a great place to chill.
Our motto is 'LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL', and we mean it. So what are you waiting for !!! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Excellent
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Sep 2019
    It's a great place with a great ambience. The food is good and the place is very clean. Super close to all the major sights in Edinburgh.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Aug 2019
    Thank you
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Sep 2019
    Great hostel that is clean, well situated, and has a great atmosphere. The photos match the reality.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 Sep 2019
    This hostel helped me bring trust to my friend that hostels are great way to travel and save money. It had everything the way it should be. Clean bathrooms, nice and quiet rooms, lockable cupboards, great ambience, bar, and food (closed too soon though). Mixed review about staff as some of them were awesome, some of them weren't so. ````Overall, great experience.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    31 Aug 2019
    Had a really good time here, met some cool people and went out 2 of the 3 nights I stayed here, the rooms were nice and staff was pleasant. Good environment and in a great location 👍🏽
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    05 Sep 2019
    Good location, staff were friendly. Good place, the room was clean and beds were ok. The only problem were the bathrooms and the showers. The showers were small, no place to put you clean cloths. The bathrooms were most of the time dirty.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    06 Sep 2019
    It was a bit loud, but it is a hostel so that’s to be expected. They provide earplugs which was so helpful. Staff was great super nice, and answered any questions I had. The bathrooms were a bit dirty, but they clean them every hour I believe. Plus it’s probably hard to keep bathrooms clean when so many people are using them. Shower pressure was great better than any hostel I’ve stayed in, and the temperature was perfect didn’t fluctuate. I would suggest it to friends based on location alone.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    13 Sep 2019
    Super great location and staff were excellent. Don’t believe bathrooms were as clean as they could have been. Laundry facilities need to have more machines as it can be quite a wait to get your laundry done. Some of the rooms were definitely smaller than others.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    07 Sep 2019
    Would been a nicer stay if the two dickheads at reception wasn’t rude and non-welcoming as soon as we arrived. However, bar staff was lovely and breakfast yummy!
    England, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wii


Awards

  • 2012

    9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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Kick Ass Greyfriars says

Budget Backpackers is in the lively Grassmarket area, surrounded by bars and cafés and within walking distance to sites around central Edinburgh. The hostel features quiet, clean and comfortable rooms and highly praised pub crawls and walking tours. Guests have told us there's 'lots of common areas to meet people if you're travelling on your own' and that they 'recommend it for people who are looking to party and meet people'. We've noticed that several of their guests have returned to stay there again and again.

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