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Kick Ass Hostels

2 West Port, Grassmarket , Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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 required at check in

Our Luxury hostel opened in April 2014 and already guests are raving about us. It has been designed to give you the best possible comfort and fun. All Rooms have FREE WIFI access. All beds have private lockers, private night lights, USB charging points and power point.
Guests booking at Kick Ass also get free access to all facilities of our other Kick Ass Hostel (Budget Backpackers) only 2 mins away

SECURITY: 24hrs Reception, No curfew. Security electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests. 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 – All of our rooms are cleaned every day. Our bathrooms and kitchens are constantly monitored for cleanliness. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness.

FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE : If you arrive before check in time - our check in starts at 1 pm! Check out is by 10 am.

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. USB charging point for every bed, Private bed light

KICK ASS BAR: Walk through the door and you are guaranteed to be impressed. Meals from under a fiver . Pints from under £2.00. Daily Bar events and entertainment. Great place to meet new friends and fellow travellers

KICK ASS CAFÉ: Great place to meet during the day grab a sandwich or coffee

Brand New - 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 FULL', 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.

Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties.

Check Availability

Sat 21 Jul 2018 - Tue 24 Jul 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Sat 21st July 2018 - Tue 24th July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2018
    This was the first hostel that I've stayed in and it was amazing. The location is surrounded by beautiful views and some really good food places. Staff were friendly and the bar crawl was the most fun I've had in a long time. Definitely revisiting when I come back to Edinburgh.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2018
    I think this hostel is easily the top 5 hostels in Europe from my experience stayed in 8 dorm room everything is clean and spotless. Downstairs they have a bar,breakfast & diner area if the music is too loud you can always got to the 1st floor lounge and chill also I like the small details like the colour of the lightbulbs in the dorm so it’s not too bright also there’s a nightlight for latecomers. Finally there’s plenty of hooks for hanging my clothes in the shower. WiFi is perfect 10/10
    China, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jul 2018
    Wonderful place. Stayed in one of the pods, and it’s kinda nice because you get your own enclosed space. The bathrooms near the pod bedroom are narrow and wonky with water pressure sometimes. And you have to keep pushing the button for water in the shower. But forget all of that. The best thing about this place was the people I met there. If you want to meet people, go here. It’s worth it entirely for that.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Jul 2018
    The hostel is modern and clean. I chose a pod bed and woke up sweating every single night because there is no airflow. Food at the cafe is a tad overpriced. There was an incident in one of the dorms where the police came. Staff did not make contact with anyone to let us know what was going on.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


  • 2015

    2nd, New to Hostelworld


  • 2016

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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

Things to Note

Booking of 8 or more need to be fully pre-paid. Half of the full cost is due
immediately and second half due 1 month prior to arrival date. If the
booking is less than 1 month away full payment is due immediately.
Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties.

Please note that this hostel has a strict age limit of 18 and over.
Any customers arriving who are under this age will unfortunately not
be allowed to stay because of Scotland’s strict licensing regulations
and will be charged for the first night accommodation.

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