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 7.7

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2022
    Excelent staff and facilities. All great and clean and and really good condition.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Dec 2021
    Probably one of the best hostel stays I've ever had, amazing and welcoming staff, awesome atmosphere, location couldn't have been more convenient with all access into the city, I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2021
    Excellent. Friendly, extremely clean, good size rooms & fantastic location.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2021
    The staff is incredible and always willing to help. The dormitories are really good and clean. Definitely when go back to Edinburgh I'll stay there.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Jan 2022
    I was met by staff who didn’t seem sure what was happening with their system but seemed nice overall. I was asked to pay extra for linen which I didn’t know about (I’m sure it will have been on the website and I didnt read it). I went to my dorm and had quite and unfriendly experience, so much that I didn’t feel comfortable to make my bed with the linen I’d bought and kept the lights off as I got ready for bed at 11pm. The place was lush and the bar outside looked great though!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2021
    I was really late checking in due to delayed flight. Staff member seem miffed he had to check me in. Other than that staff were lovely. On the second night they allowed 7 hammered guys in kilts check into the room at midnight. They were so drunk and loud. All came back at 3.30 am the same night to check out. Rediculous they were allowed to check in so drunk. I had to be up at 5.30 for a flight. Location, cleanliness and facilities were great.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    14 Nov 2021
    One main issue is that you have to buy your sheets. Also, several of the beds and the bathroom was very dirty.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    22 Dec 2021
    When we arrived the room looked like it was not cleaned at all. There were food found in the racks and wrappers. No bit in the room, bed linens were not prepared on bed, although it was supposed to be on for private room.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    27 Dec 2021
    Very basic. Was given the wring room first. Had no lift even to the third floor.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    31 Dec 2021
    Very dirty bath salts the room no cleaning, weak WiFi, The card to open the door sometimes doesn't work👎
    France, All Male Group, 25-30
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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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