Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

28 days cancellation

Additional Terms and Conditions

-On arrival the group leader will be required to supply us with a credit card to guarantee against any damage or theft of any Smart City property

-On arrival at the hostel the Group Leader must provide an updated rooming list together with the names of all group members. Group leaders are responsible for allocating group members to the rooms reserved for the group.

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Stay with us at Safestay Edinburgh, located minutes from the historic Royal Mile, right in the heart of the city! We’re a five star hostel, all rooms are en-suite with bed linen provided. Our reception is open 24 hrs, there’s no curfew and free WIFI runs throughout the building.

Bar 50 is popular choice for our guests and locals. During the day, its the best place to relax, get set for the day ahead or plan your next trip. The lively evening atmosphere and weekly events offers all party goers everything they could wish for. Breakfast is served from 8am, our tasty day menu and wide selection of drinks are served until late. Whether you're playing pool, enjoying our Monday open mic night or taking part in our weekly pub quiz. Bar 50 is a great place to spend time away from your room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    Excellent value !!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2019
    I stayed for 13 nights and my experience was awesome, I highly recommend this hostel due to its location , friendly and helpful staff , facilities and cleanliness.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2019
    I have stayed four nights in Safestay and I highly recommend to backpackers or random travellers as well. The location is amazing. The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly.
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2019
    The room was very welcoming, I instantly felt at home. I was only here briefly, but was able to walk the area at night and find several bars/pubs that interested me. Shopping is around the corner. And there's a nice pizza restaurant open until 5am, which I've never seen!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Apr 2019
    Second time at a safestay hostel and they were both brilliant. Thanks all for your kindness and hospitality
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    19 Dec 2018
    Was very pleased with the excellent service from staff, they sorted out an issue I had with a person in my dorm very quickly and professionally. Dorm rooms are spacious and clean, beds are comfortable. So convenient to have ensuite bathroom. Location in the Old Town is great, close to attractions and bars.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    21 Apr 2019
    The location is perfect to visit the city and around (and there are plenty of gorgeous places). Nice youth hostel, with friendly staff at your disposal. If you want somewhere which is clean, welcoming and cheap (balance quality-price), that is the place to be !
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    23 Mar 2019
    Great location, staff was friendly and accommodating. Had lots of issues with their toilet dispensaries and not being able to get the toilet paper out. Also ran out of toilet paper first day being there not because they hadn’t refilled it. Woke up to staff coming into the room on the second morning to collect trash and most of my friends were still sleeping. Overall I would go back but there were a couple things that could have been better.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    08 Mar 2019
    3rd time at Safestay Edinburgh . Stayed in a group for the Scotland -Wales rugby match. Everything as good as ever EXCEPT the breakfast. Considering groups are obliged to partake, it was poor value continental fare & never any coffee left by 9:45 am!! Few of us bothered with it,most went out for breakfast instead. Oh for those halcyon days of cooked breakfast & decent coffee!! Would it stop us going back next time? Probably not, but definitely a factor to consider. Sort it out Safestay!
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    02 May 2019
    It’s ok, not much going on except for the pub next door.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table


  • 2010

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