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Kick Ass Greyfriars

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8.7
Fabulous
8129 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Kick Ass Greyfryers is in the lively Grassmarket area, surrounded by bars and cafés and within walking distance to sites around central Edinburgh. The hostel features quiet, clean and comfortable rooms and highly praised pub crawls and walking tours. Guests have told us there’s ‘lots of common areas to meet people if you’re travelling on your own’ and that they ‘recommend it for people who are looking to party and meet people’. We’ve noticed that several of their guests have returned to stay there again and again.

Property Description

IMPORTANT: NO GUESTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD. Proof of age is required at check-in. A valid credit or debit card is required at check-in, to be checked against guest ID (card must be physically present, we cannot take details over the phone, email or fax.)

BEER GARDEN WITH CASTLE VIEW. Enjoy the best view of Edinburgh Castle in town!

LOCATION. Our beautiful historic building is located at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town at the corner of the Grassmarket square. Within walking distance to all attractions and with the vibrant Edinburgh nightlife at your doorstep.

FUN EVENTS like pub crawl and pub quiz!

SECURITY. 24h Reception. No curfew. Secure electronic swipe cards for all rooms. CCTV throughout and security wristbands issued to all our guests. Secure lockers provided for every bed.

MODERN ROOMS. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, USB charging points at each bed and private bed lights. Bunks have been designed to give max headroom and mattresses are hotel superior quality. Fresh clean bed linen provided free of charge.

FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE before check-in time.

AWESOME FRIENDLY CREW. Our Kick Ass Crew will give you the insider's scoop on the best spots in the city. With a solid mix of locals and internationals, we are focused on making your trip to Edinburgh an experience you'll never forget!

MODERN FACILITIES. Laundry room, toilets and showers.

KICK ASS BAR. Featuring our famous VW Van and awesome pool table. Open for breakfast, dinner and evening drinks, awesome bar events and entertainment. Great place to meet new friends and fellow travellers.

Please note: Unless you booked a private room, we cannot guarantee that guests who book multiple beds will stay in the same room, even if the same room type is booked. To ensure you stay together, we recommend you book private accommodation.

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
Fabulous
8129 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.4
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.5
  • Cleanliness
    8.1
  • Value for Money
    8.3
  • Facilities
    7.8

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Latest Reviews

8.9
Fabulous
Nov 17, 2022
Really enjoyed this hostel! It’s in a great location close to food and tours. The bathrooms aren’t the cleanest and the most functional. But overall great stay and amazing and helpful staff.
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Female, 25-30
8.9
Fabulous
Nov 14, 2022
Really good facilities and lovely staff's but it's just during November there's never gonna be an atmosphere there! Thanks!!
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Male, 18-24
4.6
Rating
Nov 11, 2022
A roommate was coughing, so I went to ask to move rooms. The door to reception was locked, & after me knocking & knocking the boy finally came, fumbled with it, failed, then sat back down at the desk. I assumed he was contacting someone for help, but 10 minutes passed. Finally after me frantically knocking, it occurred to him to say there was another way in. Once I FINALLY got there, he said no beds were available, which was untrue because there was an extra bed in my room. TERRIBLE service.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2012

9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2008

1st, Country Winners Scotland

Nominations

2012

Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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