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 1 week prior to 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

Group bookings
For groups of 10 or more persons:
- until 4 weeks prior to arrival date free of charge
- until 2 weeks prior to arrival date 50% of the agreed total price
- until 8 days prior to arrival date 75% of the agreed total price
- from 7th day prior to arrival 90% of the agreed total price.

For groups of 20 or more persons:
- until 8 weeks prior to arrival date free of charge
- until 4 weeks prior to arrival date 50% of the agreed total price
- until 8 days prior to arrival date 75% of the agreed total price
- from 7th day prior to arrival 90% of the agreed total price.
Our reservation department will contact you.

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

Book more than 1 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Stay with us at a&o Edinburgh City, located minutes from the historic Royal Mile, right in the heart of the city! 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2021
    This was my second stay at the hostel and couldn't fault it staff are really friendly the food is lovley too will definitely be back
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Aug 2021
    Not going to lie the hostel was our only option and I didn’t want to stay in a hostel but I was pleasantly surprised! The place was clean and tidy. The bunk beds were so comfy. We had a room to ourselves (this was my biggest worry). We had cupboards, a hair dryer, straighteners and a desk. Each bed had curtains. The pillow and duvet were comfy. The staff were really friendly. We didn’t visit the bar or beer garden but guests got 15% off. Will definitely be booking again.
    England, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2021
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I don’t have words for these hostel :)
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Sep 2021
    The room was fine, but it and the mats on the beds smell a bit like sweat. You have to keep in mind that they charge for bed linens or you should bring your sleeping bag
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Aug 2021
    Good location but not family friendly
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Sep 2021
    The hostel was fine, we had some really weird and loud rommates. But this is to be expected when sleeping next to the party area.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Aug 2021
    Nobody came to clean the toilet and the shower. No one replenished with hand soap or gel in the shower.
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    04 Oct 2021
    Cleanliness was very very bad, both the room and the toilets were dirty! I stayed for 2 nights, and the toilets didn't look they were cleaned the whole of my stay (and before). And this was a dorm room! It was also super loud until very late, and the key kept failing! In 2 days, I had to change three keys! There were also no covid measures whatsoever being taken.
    Lebanon, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    23 Aug 2021
    Not overly enamoured with the staff. We arrived on an overnight bus with no sleep early in the morning. Realising check in isn't until 3PM which is fair enough, but I asked if we could check in any earlier and I offered extra pay but no attempt was made to accommodate even though there were clearly vacant rooms. So we rested in the foyer from 7am until check in. Also the cleanliness was awful which was very worrying during covid times!!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 4.3


    27 Aug 2021
    The location is great but the reception staff were so rude. I came to them with a problem regarding the WiFi, for example, and the woman on reception literally couldn't have cared less. I tried to use the online chatbot to sort it and nobody responded either. I know it's only a small matter but if it's a service you're paying for you expect it to be there and if not ar least acknowledged that its not. The room was dirty. Very dusty and you could tell that it hadn't been cleaned properly.
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table


  • 2010

    3rd, Best Large Hostels

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