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 Grassmarket

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8.7
Fabulous
7539 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.

PAYMENT: Please be aware we have now gone cashless, we require payment via credit or debit card.

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 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
7539 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    8.3
  • Cleanliness
    8.3
  • Value for Money
    8.4
  • Facilities
    8.1

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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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Location

Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Feb 22, 2024
Loved this Hostel! Incredible location with so much to do just on the block alone. I would 100% stay here again!
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Feb 21, 2024
Guy with the buzz cut at reception is a top g didn’t catch his name. Sorted out my room trouble swiftly. Great hostel in a great location.
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Male, 18-24
10
Superb
Feb 17, 2024
Very clean - definitely recommend staying in one of the pods! Everyone was lovely and there was a good environment and energy. Perfect location too! Look out the window of the hang out room or walk outside the hostel and the castle view is right there! 100% recommend
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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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