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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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  • 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 14 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 a 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.

Free Wi-Fi, free internet access on a desk top computer.
Free lockers, free towel hire, free linen.
Free breakfast. Free tea and coffee all day.
Free power adaptor hire, free reading light hire.
Free ear plugs, free shower gel.

Reception is open from 7am 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 strictly no check in after 10pm. If you plan to arrive after 10pm, then please do not book with us. This rule can be extended to 11pm in case of delays in transportation. After 11pm there will be no entry until the following day.

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 a co-operative super market that opens till 10pm 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 also a large back garden where we host regular campfires and BBQs - so bring your guitars and best (or worst) singing voices and join us for a good old sing along around the fire; dancing is optional!

We offer a variety of bright and spacious rooms ranging from a 2-bed private room to a 10-bed dorm. The 2-bed private room has a double bed and a single bed - so it can accommodate up to a family of 3.

We operate a no shoes policy in The Light House to keep the house in spotless order, a shoe rack and slippers are provided at the entrance making it feel like a real home from home.

There is a no smoking policy throughout the hostel with smoking area in the front garden.

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.

Please be aware there are different booking conditions for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year due to high demands during these periods; ask for details.

Check-in is after 15:00 only - and till 22:00.
Check-out by 11:30.
Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00.

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 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 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Sep 2019
    It was my first trip to Edinburgh and the staff was very helpful with maps and directions. There was a friendly atmosphere and I felt very safe. I will stay with them again if they have availability when I travel.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Aug 2019
    Superb hostel! I really loved this place. The staff was so wonderful: very kind and helpful. The atmosphere at the hostel was very peaceful too. I've stayed in a lot of hostels in my life (over 50) and I felt so comfortable in this place. Many times, I almost felt like I was at home. That is not a feeling I commonly have in a hostel. Next time I go to Edinburgh, I will definitely be staying here. Thank you for making my stay so memorable.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Sep 2019
    Very welcoming staff, very clean, and a very nice experience overall. It is a bit of a walk to a lot of the attractions in Edinburgh, but I was able to handle that very easily. Overall, my experience as great, and I would stay there every time I’m in Edinburgh!!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    Very clean and friendly staff. We really liked the atmosphere. It felt comfortable and welcoming.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 Sep 2019
    Not familiar with this hostel but I was extremely pleasantly surprised. I stayed in a 10 bed mixed dorm, but this was spacious unlike many hostels. I was given a towel. The hostel is extremely clean with polite rules for guests too..The removal of shoes essential when one enters - in exchange for clean slippers. A pleasant lounge and kitchen. Shower rooms on each floor, in busy times there may be a little wait. 20 mins walk from National Gallery on Princes St. Loved it!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    22 Aug 2019
    Some of the friendliest host I've had the pleasure of meeting. They were amazing beginning to end, thank you for a wonderful time. Even during the fringe the neighbourhood was quiet, so slept nicely. Recommend to anyone.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Sep 2019
    The receptionists are very polite and kind, informed and helpful! Thanks!
    Bulgaria, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Aug 2019
    Not a party hostel so perfect for getting a good nights sleep. Staff can be a tiny bit pushy. More than once I was pointedly asked why I hadn’t left the hostel yet which made me feel a little unwelcome. I’m sure that wasn’t how it was meant.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    18 Aug 2019
    On our arrival the only shareable shower on our floor was said to be leaking and therefore out of order. A sign invited not to use it and informed that the issue would be fixed on the same day. We left the hostel 2 days later, and the shower was still out order with nothing been done. Having to share the limited facilities with the lower floor was certainly a discomfort. Otherwise clean and with good atmosphere.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    16 Aug 2019
    A very cramped, hot and scruffy dormitory. Also booked the en-suite dorm but ended up in shared shower ( long qs every morning) Couldn’t use lounge in the morning due to staff meeting.
    England, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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