Sustainability Level 1
We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.
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Kick Ass Greyfriars

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8.9
Fabulous
8431 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Kick Ass Greyfryers is in the lively Grassmarket area, surrounded by bars and cafes 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

8.9
Fabulous
8431 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    9.5
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.7
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.6
  • Facilities
    8.3

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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
May 20, 2024
The place is good. However, there should be more toilets and bathrooms.
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Male, 25-30
5.4
Rating
May 09, 2024
Decent location, outlet for each bed, good sized locker. However, bed was pure springs - SO bad. Room was boiling hot at night. I liked the option of mixed + female/male only bathrooms but they weren’t clean & very small. Absolutely ZERO space to hang or put your things while showering & cold water in female only bathroom. Floors were sopping wet. Also when I stayed there majority of people were 45+ years old, so no social vibe. Way too expensive for what you get! Wouldn’t recommend.
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Female, 18-24
9.4
Superb
May 06, 2024
Good place in good location. Friendly people and staff. I was nervous about the mixed 30 person dorm but it was actually really nice and not as overwhelming as I thought it would be.
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Female, 31-40

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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