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Kick Ass Grassmarket

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8.7
Fabulous
7121 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

OVER 18'S ONLY, NO CHILDREN ALLOWED. 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.)

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 passes issued to all our guests. Secure lockers are 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 is 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!

KICK ASS BAR. Open for breakfast, dinner, and evening drinks. 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
7121 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.1
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    8.9
  • Atmosphere
    8.3
  • Cleanliness
    8.2
  • Value for Money
    8.5
  • Facilities
    8.1

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Latest Reviews

8.6
Fabulous
Dec 05, 2022
Overall its probably one if the best options in Edinburgh. Its a bit more of a party hostel so be prepared for loud people. Decent value though, Beds and bathrooms are clean, hostel staff are nice and helpful, and lots of activities to choose from. Located a 5min walk from the castle which is really nice.
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Male, 31-40
9.7
Superb
Dec 02, 2022
Staff were great, all facilities were clean and well kept. Location is fantastic! Only complaint was that the beds are terribly squeaky; every time someone would roll over it created a cacophony of noise.
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Female, 31-40
8.6
Fabulous
Nov 29, 2022
Quality-Price is actually better than what I expected!!! It is so good to have a private Pod and feel more comfortable even tho is not in a private room. Location is good, it is more into the old town side, however in Edinburgh, everything is close. If you are there to make friends, it is not the place since from my experience I saw other hostels with younger people and more environment. But at the end, you get to meet new people everywhere.
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Female, 18-24

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
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Cable TV
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

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

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2015

2nd, New to Hostelworld

Nominations

2016

Worldwide Large Hostel

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