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 7.6

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    20 Feb 2022
    Great location, quick walk from the train station and simply one block from the main st. My only annoyance was paying additional for linen - must've missed that detail when booking. Would happily stay again
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2022
    The experience was great, spacious and cleaned rooms. The only issue as that our room was next to the noisy life so every time anyone going up to down, it was creating noise. Other than that it was great experience there.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2022
    Great hostel, loved the bar.
    England, All Male Group, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Apr 2022
    It was a nice hostel! People were friendly and staff was helpfull. THey only have a bar, wrhere you can get food, drinks and that is kind of the common room, but it is very expensive and not that welcoming. But, the room was nice, price was good and it was quite clean. Overall a good experience, but had better in Edinburgh. Oh, and you have to pay extra for linnen, which is not a good thing.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2022
    Overall decent, but weird to have to pay extra for linen, wasnt made clear when we booked.
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Jan 2022
    Amazing location, bunk bed dorms were nice and clean, staff was nice and bar area good with activities most nights. However, kitchen was terribly equipped, no cutlery, didn’t seam to be cleaned often and there was no lounge/dining/hangout area for hostel residents - only the public bar
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    27 Feb 2022
    Stayed in a private room and it was pretty clean but quite loud at night as we were facing the outdoor bar and could hear people in the hall.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    13 Feb 2022
    Last time I made the reservation for 3 days and then I was in the room, it smelled very, very bad .... On the same day, I took my things and left without the possibility of having my money back
    Romania, Male, 41+
  • 4.9


    15 Feb 2022
    Cheap is the only positive If you're just looking for a bed, then go for it, but don't expect anything else. I'd think simple things like a bed light and a charging point are basic requirement for every bed, but clearly not in here. Toilets are of course not very clean and looks like they just try to fit as many beds as possible in a tiny room. Also why charge for linen? Even if it's stated somewhere on the website, it's just cheeky. Do u expect anyone to not get a linen? Would u even allow it?
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    28 Apr 2022
    Complete crooks, booked on line, came in and the receptionist quoted more than what i had booked for and I literally did not have the extra £4 and could not use my card, as i have no pin currently as it is new. I called and spoke to the manager Shaun, who told me that was wrong and then contradicted himself and said nothing wrong had been done. I made it clear i wanted a refund or I would report them and or take legal action and that is now exactly what I am going to do the receptionist was rude
    England, Female, 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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