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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 you will have 1 hour from check-in to return to reception if you wish to report any issues with the dorms.

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 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Kick Ass Greyfryers 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. A valid credit or debit card is required at check-in, to be checked against guest ID (card must be physically present, we cannot take details over the phone, email or fax.)

BEER GARDEN WITH CASTLE VIEW. Enjoy the best view of Edinburgh Castle in town!

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 wristbands issued to all our guests. Secure lockers 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 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!

MODERN FACILITIES. Laundry room, toilets and showers.

KICK ASS BAR. Featuring our famous VW Van and awesome pool table. Open for breakfast, dinner and evening drinks, awesome bar events and entertainment. Great place to meet new friends and fellow travellers.

Please note: Unless you booked a private room, we cannot guarantee that guests who book multiple beds will stay in the same room, even if the same room type is booked. To ensure you stay together, we recommend you book private accommodation. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Sep 2022
    Loved it!! I had the best time. I met my best friends here. Staff were so helpful! I recommend the Grassmarket hostel (there are 2 on the same street!) because it has a kitchen whereas GReyfriars only has microwave and kettle. Oub crawl on Thursday was so much fun!!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Sep 2022
    Great clean hostel, the patio is beautiful and the live music was great. Great location to cover edinburgh by foot.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    25 Aug 2022
    The receptionists are nice. They even offer me a free meal since the one I picked couldn't go through their order system from scanning the menu, that is very nice of them. The location is great, in the heart of the downtown. The room is clean. And they have free storage lockers before I check in. The receptionist is nice to give me 2 lockers since I have many luggage bags. They have good vibes for travelers. Highly recommend.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    10 Sep 2022
    It was in a great location and had a great outdoor bar. We were glad to be able to use the kitchen in the other kick ass hostel down the way. The only complaint was the showers were cold and very small.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    07 Sep 2022
    Myself and boyfriend stayed in kick ass for two nights. I found the staff to be super helpful and welcoming. The room we stayed was mixed and I found that it was safe and very clean on arrival. The atmosphere on the pub crawl we done was unreal everyone having a few drinks and enjoying everyone’s company. Breakfast the next morning was lovely and I can’t recommend kick ass enough for young people travelling.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    02 Sep 2022
    Very happy with my stay at Kick Ass, good menu, good atmosphere, good facilities. Extremely friendly staff, fantastic location.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Sep 2022
    Bedbugs. Need i say more?
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Aug 2022
    Great location! Right in the center of it. But don’t stay here if you want a quiet place. Good location to stay if you want to go out at night and enjoy the city. Unisex bathrooms were pretty bad. Female bathrooms were fine. Bar area and restaurant were cool.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    01 Sep 2022
    stayed in a 30 bed dorm, which wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. there were two showers next to our room for us to use. one was out of order the whole stay and the other one was closed for one day. the communal area has the potential to be really social, but it wasn’t. it was in a really good location, can walk anywhere. only downside is the kitchen is in the sister hostel which a few minutes walk away.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    01 Sep 2022
    Not a great hostel. Maybe it was bad luck but when I was there (over a weekend) there was absolutely no social atmosphere whatsoever. The organised events got cancelled and no one was at the bar. Both the inside bar and the beer garden were available to the public so it didn’t feel special to the hostel. I also tried to order food at 8pm one night and they said they couldn’t do it. I could feel the springs in the beds and the shower facilities were grubby, only one temperature and you had to keep pushing th
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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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
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • 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
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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

Kick Ass Greyfryers 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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