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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 on 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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Light House Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Light House is a truly unique place to stay - our bright young team will welcome you to our beautiful Georgian townhouse bursting with character and charm. We have created a fusion of contemporary living space with good old fashioned family hospitality. Our guests often say it's more like a family home than a hostel, with a laid back attitude and cosy friendly atmosphere. The Light House is the place to chill out and make new friends. We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle.

As an international faith community, we enjoy sharing our home with guests through caring homely hospitality. We follow Jesus' teachings of compassion by offering friendship and a safe resting place for travellers.

We donate a substantial portion of our profits to a housing charity. So when you stay with us, you are also helping to provide homes for people in need.

We offer the following:
*Free WI-FI
*Free lockers
*Free tea and coffee
*Free towel hire
*Free hot showers, free shower gel.
*International sockets each bed.
*USB sockets at each bed.
*Free linen
*Lounge with home cinema projector and surround sound speakers
*Kitchen for self-catering
*Laundry (wash and dry for £5)
*24-hour access
*No curfew

Reception is open from 9am to 10pm and check in time is from 3pm to 10pm. If you arrive in the city before 3pm, please feel free to drop off your luggage and we will give you a map and introduction to Edinburgh, then come back after 3pm to check in.

We aim to provide a good night's sleep for our guests so that everyone feels refreshed the next day to explore the city or to continue with their onward journey. Therefore there is no check in after 10pm. If you plan to arrive after 10pm, then please arrange with us prior to your arrival. There will be a late check in fee of £10 per hour per booking.

We are situated in the artistic area of the city centre. Nearby are 4 cinemas, 3 theatres, a concert hall, a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee houses - and supermarkets which open till 11pm for your essential supplies!

The communal living areas are clean and cosy providing a great space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. We have a spacious comfy lounge where you can relax and enjoy a wide selection of movies on our home cinema system with HD projector and surround sound.

We have a fully equipped self catering kitchen including a dish washer...... so no need to wash up, Yay!

There is no curfew. However, we are not a party hostel, therefore the lounge and kitchen are locked at midnight and we request that guests be very quiet when returning after midnight, this is to ensure other guests who are sleeping are not disturbed.

Our reception hours:
Check-in is between 15:00 to 22:00.
Check-out by 11:00.
Reception is open from 08:00 to 22:00
If you require late check in then please email us. There will be a late check-in fee at £10 per hour per booking.

Covid-19 Sanitation Policy:
We follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance with enhanced cleaning procedure. For your protection and safety, we have adapted some of our operations:
To reduce transaction contact during check in, soon after you have made your booking, we will charge your credit/debit card for the balance due to confirm your booking. In addition, for each guest we will also charge a £10 key deposit which will be refunded to your card after you have checked out.

Please not that we do not provide rooms for self-isolation. If you are aware that you require self-isolation, then please do not book with us. If when you check in it is discovered that you need to self-isolate, then we would need to cancel your booking and also charge you for 3 nights' stay according to our 3-day cancellation policy.


If you have booked a private room, once you have checked in, our staff will not enter your room until you have checked out, unless you request us for specific cleaning tasks.

Kitchen for self-catering is available with prior booking of 20-minutes slots.

Cancellation Policy:
If less than 24 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first three nights will be charged.
If between 24 to 48 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first two nights will be charged.
If between 48 to 72 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first night will be charged.
No show will result the charge of the full booking.
Note: Our cancellation policy supersedes Hostelworld's standard cancellation policy.

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS, SPORTS EVENT WEEKENDS, AUGUST, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BOOKINGS – IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of high demand during bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Christmas and Hogmanay, all bookings for these periods will need to be paid in full in advance. Cancellation policy for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival. Soon after you have made your booking, we will charge your credit/debit card for the balance due or send you an online PayPal invoice to be paid to confirm your booking.

Under Age Policy:
Guests under the age of 15 must stay in a private room with a family member who is over 18. Guests aged 16 and 17 travelling alone must have a letter signed by a parent or a guardian giving explicit authorisation to travel alone, also they must provide a photocopy of their parent's/guardian's ID.

Group Booking Policy:
Maximum 10 persons per group. If your group is larger than this, please contact us first to discuss availability. Unfortunately we do not cater for stag and hen parties. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Sep 2020
    Fantastic hostel, wonderful staff, you won’t be disappointed. Book here for a welcoming and peaceful stay
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    Amazing people running an amazing hostel. Comfortable beds, solid location, good times.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Jan 2020
    Thank you
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    25 Feb 2020
    Great ülace
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Feb 2020
    The Light House Hostel was an extremely homey and warm environment. The staff are lovely and the accommodations provided all the essentials and then some. I didn't want to leave!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Oct 2020
    Friendly hardworking staff deliver an excellent service during trying times.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Jan 2020
    This hostel was great! Just a brief walk outside of the city center. Friendly staff and clean rooms. You have to wear slippers inside and leave your shoes at the front, which was an interesting feature. Free breakfast was a really nice perk! Definitely would recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    I was very pleased with my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful, the facilities were clean, and other guests were nice. Really the only thing I can complain about is that there are only two showers in the whole hostel, which means you sometimes have to wait to use either the toilet or the shower.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    04 Feb 2020
    If you want to live in the lap if luxury, don't stay here. However, if you want to explore new parts of Edinburgh on your ~20 minute walk home, have a loud and loquacious breakfast with employees and guests who want to learn about you, or experience the stillness of a quiet room, then this is the stay for you.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    Staff are friendly but there isn't a reception so finding a staff member is a nightmare in the early hours. Making checkout a pain when you're in a rush to do anything early in the morning
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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