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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.
  • 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 7 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 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jun 2019
    A great hostel on its own, but its affordability makes it truly superb.
    Russia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jun 2019
    Great and quiet place
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jun 2019
    Great little hostel, big kitchen, very comfortable beds, great lounge area, great value. Easy walk to everything you need.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 May 2019
    Such an amazing place... I recommend.
    Mauritania, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    What a wonderful place! Beautifully looked after hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Jun 2019
    Excelente lugar, el ambiente era muy tranquilo y agradable. Las camas son cómodas y las habitaciones tienen buen tamaño. La cocina está bien equipada y el desayuno que ofrecen está bien también. Está bien ubicado, en una zona tranquila a 10 minutos andando del centro. Sin dudas volvería a parar aquí!
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    The only thing I have a problem with is how squeaky the beds are but besides that it was a fantastic place to stay. I just was to nervous to move, I didn’t want to disturb the other travellers. So that was my only discomfort
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Jun 2019
    Low key hostel with great facilities including a good kitchen, lounge space and movies for free Stayed here for two nights and was very happy with it. Short 10-15 min walk into the city and lots of places close by :)
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Jun 2019
    Really friendly communal feel to the place, and Rose was really polite and helpful when I arrived. There was a wonderful opportunity to share in the evening when everyone got together over home cooked food and a sharing of experiences. Samson shared his personal journey, and Wing made sure that everyone was catered for. I would definitely go back, but next time I might request a bottom bunk. I'm just getting too old.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    18 Jun 2019
    There are a lot of pros with this hostel (we actively wanted to love it), but the 2 negatives were so big they disrupted our holiday. 1) You cannot use the lockers unless you give a £10 deposit for the locker key (with the house & room key). Fine but they open ALL THE LOCKERS in your room & there is no way to use your own lock. 2) There are only 2 full baths & 1 half bath (a 2nd requires staff to access) for the ENTIRE HOSTEL. We waited an hour to shower & shared it -it's big- to not wait again.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
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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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