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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Pollock Halls offers 2* accommodation in Edinburgh to suit every budget and purpose, whether you're coming to the city on holiday, for business or as part of a group visit.

Pollock Halls is seasonal campus accommodation located at the foot of Holyrood Park, and offers safe & affordable bed and breakfast accommodation over the University's summer vacation, with over 2000 rooms available.

Each single private room, with shared bathroom facilities, has a telephone and tea/coffee-making facilities. Rooms are services daily, and all linen/towels are provided.
Shared pantry facilities in each building include toaster, microwave, fridge, ironing board and iron and fridge; hairdryers are available at the main reception centre. Shared laundry facilities are also available in some buildings.

Full Scottish breakfast is included in the price, and is served in the John McIntyre Centre in the heart of the private campus grounds. Light meals can also be taken in the bar, and there is an on-site shop and ATM available for use by all guests.

Complimentary internet access is available in all bedrooms and wireless internet access is available in some public areas. Free car parking is available on a first come, first served basis only; unfortunately, spaces are limited and we simply cannot guarantee they will always be available. Guests will benefit from the 24-hour reception.

Cancellation is 48 hours prior to arrival. In the event of late cancellation, the fee for the first night of stay will be charged.

Please note check out is by 11am, and check-in is from 2pm (early check-in cannot be guaranteed, but luggage can be stored prior to 2pm if required). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2018
    Not really a "hostel" so do don't look for a social atmosphere but that's not what I was looking for for this trip so I was fine. The room was great! It was safe secure and an excellent value for the money!!! The breakfast was incredible and it was included in the price. The location was a little bit out of the way--like a 30 minute walk to the center---but like a $4.00 Uber ride so that's how I did it and it was easy. I drove my car and they had free secure parking. Honestly one of the best!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2018
    Clean rooms, bathrooms, buildings, and reception area. Staff were always very friendly, welcoming, and willing to answer any questions. Breakfast had a really well-rounded variety of options, including a few Scottish specialties like haggis and blood sausage. I used the luggage room due to early arrival, and it was well-organized and clean. Location was a 20ish min walk to the city centre with stores along the way, and it was in excellent proximity to Arthur's Seat.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2018
    I found the Pollock Halls very good indeed. The main booking hall was bright and well staffed with helpful advice and good customer service from the friendly staff. The location is lovely and the planted grounds are nice to look at. I found the room very comfortable and up to a high standard. The room was set up very nicely. Also with 2 towels and a kettle with tea and coffee. It was great value for money and i would use the Pollock Halls again any time. I am happy with everything. 10/10.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2018
    I loved staying at Pollock halls. The place was clean, safe, quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was amazing, the choices and quality, vegetarian haggis anyone?! I wish I had more time to explore Holyrood park, the view from Arthur's seat is spectacular. A few bus stops to city centre. Very friendly staff, but then I found most Scots were.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2018
    The place is aptly located in the hollyrood locality and has a wonderful view of the Alberta seat :) the breakfast is to die for and the staff are very friendly and helpful :)
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2018
    Absolutely excellent. Worth visiting for the gardens alone - Pollack Halls is surrounded by the most wonderful gardens with a fantastic array of plants: Bambus, Monkey Puzzels, Giant Alliums, Holly Hedges and loads more. Accommodation is spacious and clean, staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the breakfast was exceptional. Perfect for a city visit.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2018
    Thank you! Hidden gem with easy access to hiking the hill of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood park and reasonable distance walk to center center tool. Staff super friendly and helpful to learn other methods of getting around if wether had been less than perfect for walking!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    30 Aug 2018
    Great breakfast in the morning, not too far from all the main attractions downtown. Would stay again!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Jul 2018
    Pretty much a hotel at hostel prices, INCREDIBLE breakfast.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Aug 2018
    I've stayed at Pollock Halls a number of times, always during Edinburgh Festival, because of the value for money it gives at this time of the year and the excellent breakfast included in the price. A bit of a walk to city centre but there are bus routes close by and a number of bars and restaurants in the vicinity. Highly recommended especially if you don't want to pay Edinburgh's inflated hotel/b&b prices in August.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities