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
  • Excellent 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 8.4

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2021
    It's a hostel in the city centre. Really nice staff.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    23 Jun 2021
    First time backpacking as a female solo traveler. Had a lovely time here, the beds where comfy and the location was great. The lady who was working at the counter was very friendly too.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Jul 2021
    Love this hostel!
    Australia, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    29 May 2021
    Great location and clean rooms and facilities, staff were also very friendly and helpful. The food from Bar50 was great too. My only issue was having a street facing room and there was constant noise all night.
    Nepal, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 Jul 2021
    Overall the hostel is in a great location right in the centre of Edinburgh but understandably the hostel was very quiet due to the circumstances right now. Also not every single bed had access to a plug in socket hence I had to change my bed in my dorm. Not a problem when it's quiet but could be one when the dorms are full.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 May 2021
    The hostel is located nearby the Waverley train station and pretty close to a lot of tourist buildings. It looks like those big hotels adapted to hostels, so the atmosphere to meet people and socialize is not the best (of course with covid it is even harder now). In general, the hostel is good for the value, we have a 15% discount on the bar next door and there are good facilities to use. However, the cleanliness could be better and it was very noisy due to the bar.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Jul 2021
    The room 403 was very hot even with the windows opened... But the rest is good!
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    21 Jul 2021
    The staff was very friendly and helpful, Peter and the other guy who takes the night shifts. Good location better you can better ones very closer to city center. The hostel need to clarify its policy, the price is affordable but you will face hidden costs once you get there, you literally pay for everything, you pay for bedding and you do it yourself. The main thing that pissed me off is that you have to pay to store your luggage everyday 🤯 and the locker isn’t even in the room.
    Algeria, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    05 Jun 2021
    Disappointing given previous reviews. Bedding wasn’t provided and we only realised this very late getting ready for bed so took a while to fix. The room was boiling and stuffy with no way of cooling it down. They advertised having a bar which feels misleading as it’s open to public so we had no opportunity to try it/meet people w/o booking. It would be helpful if they made this clear so you could plan accordingly. Could also be clearer when booking that storage when arriving early wasn't free.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 5.4


    16 Jul 2021
    I start from Positive location is really good right in city centre and quiet side of main street reception open 24h friendly staff. okay let’s go to negative usually where i stay in hostel i do not see and extra charges (or just deposited but u getting money back) Here they have rent system for towel for blankets and covers on check out u cant put u luggage in reception they have lockers but u have to pay extra £2 for it.
    Poland, Male, 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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