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The Westend Hostel

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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

The West End Hotel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer.

We offer simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming. Choose to stay in either one of our small 6 bed dormitory rooms with En-suite or one of our larger dormitories with shared bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed!

Sleeping a total of 109 guests, the West End Hotel has the capacity to cater for large groups including school/university groups, sports tour or stag and hen parties.

Shared Rooms

We have 10 dormitory style shared accommodation rooms to choose from, each varying in size from a 6 bed to a 10 bed dormitory En-suite, and our 18 or 24 bed dorms with shared bathrooms. All our rooms offer wall mounted Triple Bunk Beds.

Please note we cannot accept anyone under the age of 18 in our dormitory rooms (with the exception of private groups who are travelling with teachers or adults). Children under the age of 18 are only permitted if reserving a whole dorm room for exclusive use and travelling with an adult.

Other facilities:

•Bar & Bistro with weekly quiz and Live Music every Friday and Saturday
•20% off your food & drink bill throughout your stay
•Continental breakfast available for £3 per person per day
•Free WIFI in public areas & Computer with Internet access
•Fully equipped shared kitchen and laundry room
•TV Lounge
•Fax/Printing Facilities (Charges apply)
•Iron and ironing board on request
•FREE fresh linen
•Towel hire £1 (no deposit required)
•Hot showers 24 hrs a day
•FREE Security lockers in each bedroom, 1 per person
•Each bed offers their own LED light, double USB charging point and 13amp socket
•Hair dryers and straighteners available throughout bathrooms and Vanity areas.
•Secure entry, key card locking system with NO CURFEW
•24 Hour CCTV Security cameras
•Tour booking facilities

General Information:

•Check in from 14:00-23:00 (Please see our booking terms for arrivals after 11pm)
•Check out by 11:00
•FREE luggage storage
•Please note, we do not have a lift in the hotel and all rooms are accessible by stairs only over 3 floors

PLEASE NOTE that there are limited electrical sockets in the dormitories. These plugs can only be used for charging mobile phones and laptops. Using these plugs for anything else will automatically shut off the power. Items left to charge are done so at the owners own risk and the hotel cannot be held responsible for any items in the rooms or the public areas. There are extra sockets in the public areas. We ask guests to please remove items when they have finished charging to allow other guests access to the sockets.

Please take note of our terms and conditions below:

Cancellations must be received by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date to prevent any penalty fees being charged to your credit card. If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit made to them is non-refundable unless this has been previously arranged with them. Cancelling a booking within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your booked day of arrival will see the equivalent of one nights room rate charged to the credit card details provided to us with the booking and your booking will be cancelled for any further nights you have booked.

Any guests arriving after 11pm Sunday to Thursday and after Midnight Friday and Saturday will be required to pay a £5 late arrival fee to the member of night staff. Please note this is a one off fee of £5 and not £5 per person.

Group Bookings

Please note that if you are a group of 8 or more people you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20.00 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room/s have been checked by a staff member. Please note that you should allow time for your room to be checked on departure as this can take up to 15 minutes, if you fail to leave time for your room/s to be inspected bonds will not be returned. If we require any damages to be inspected by the owner, bonds will be kept and returned to you at a later date once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other residents will also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis. Upon arrival at the hotel your group will be asked to read through an introduction letter which lists damages and penalty charges as a guide only, the hotel reserves the right to change these at any time without warning.

Cancelling group bookings - If you are a party of 8 or more people our standard group cancellation policy applies. Cancellations must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival or 1 nights cancellation charge applies for the entire group cost.

On street parking is available in pay and display bays which are payable between the hours of 0830 and 1830hrs Monday to Saturday. Parking is free overnight and on Sundays only. We do not have private parking at the hotel. There is also a 24 hour NCP Car Park nearby on Castle Terrace.

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Room Summary

Thu 24th May 2018 - Sun 27th May 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

8.2
  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.7


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 May 2018
    Amazing hostel! Super clean. Friendly staff. You can do laundry here for 2 euros. Wish every hostel was this clean and inviting! You deposit a euro for a locker in the room. There’s hooks and chairs to place your stuff on. It’s a key card door. Little kitchen and couch with a tv downstairs. There is a bar! Beer and cider on tap. We even played trivia with locals on trivia night. Ordered a nacho, not sure if it’s a cultural thing but the guacamole was very different, sooo much cheese though yum!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 May 2018
    Would stay again if I come back to Edinburgh!
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 May 2018
    Great hostel. Not a lot of locker space but you don’t really need it the place seems nice and safe! Not a party hostel if you want that stay by Grassmarket cheers guys
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 May 2018
    It's a very nice place just outside the city center of Edinburgh. They're going through a renovation right now so some floors are torn up. However the rooms are very nicely done up and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is decent for making meals but there isn't a lot of space to sit. Only negative is the Wi-Fi SUCKS. I have been to third world countries with better internet.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

PLEASE NOTE that there are limited electrical sockets in the dormitories. These plugs can only be used for charging mobile phones and laptops. Using these plugs for anything else will automatically shut off the power. Items left to charge are done so at the owners own risk and the hostel cannot be held responsible for any items in the rooms or the public areas. There are extra sockets in the public areas. We ask guests to please remove items when they have finished charging to allow other guests access to the sockets.

Due to the high demand for accommodation in Edinburgh over New Year, guests will be asked to settle 50% of their total amount, which is non-refundable, one month prior to arrival when booked into the hotel between:

29 December - 2 January (Inclusive)

If cancelling any bookings for these dates we require no less than 2 weeks notice for there to be no further charges made to your credit card. Cancelling within 2 weeks of your arrival date will see the total remaining balance of your bill charged to the credit card details provided to us with your booking.


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