The Hostel - Edinburgh

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR  show map
 2 stars
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The Hostel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


No parking

Kitchen facilities

Cooking hob

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry


Leisure/ TV room

Adults only
Sports activities

Billiards/ Pool tables


The business 2-star The Hostel is a great place to stay in Edinburgh.

Royal Mile is located 1500 meters from the property and Princes Street Gardens is 1350 meters away. Serving a wide range of dishes, The Atelier Restaurant and First Coast can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

A train station is easily accessible.


Aside from high-speed internet, pay television, heating, cable TV with on-demand movies and a private kitchen, rooms have beds with bedding and linens. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Shared bathrooms are provided. They feature showers and bidets along with hairdryers, dressing gowns and towels.

Eat & Drink

The property has a communal kitchen appointed with a microwave, an electric kettle, a fridge and a washing machine.


Guests can take advantage of laundry, concierge service and ironing service.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

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No parking available.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Adults only
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables


  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast

Children's facilities

  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine


  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains



  • from  1 pm


  • until  10 am


  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2 mi
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    5.5 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    300 ft
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    1100 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    4200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|1 Person in 21-Bed Dormitory - Mixed

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Saint Mary's Cathedral700 ft
  • The Grove Gallery1000 ft
  • cineworld1700 ft

Places of interest

  • Saint Mary's Cathedral400 ft
  • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral700 ft
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc2000 ft
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland2300 ft
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers2700 ft

Convention centers

  • EICC1400 ft

Sport related

  • Edinburgh Chess Club2300 ft


  • Diane Pool Hall400 ft
  • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement400 ft
  • Laserquest400 ft
  • Colorsound400 ft
  • Quicksilver2000 ft
  • Tenpin2000 ft
  • Mecca Bingo Ltd2000 ft
  • Filmhouse2300 ft
  • Odeon Edinburgh2300 ft

Historical sites

  • Dean Village2300 ft


  • Fountain Park Leisure Complex2000 ft


  • Usher Hall2300 ft
  • Filmhouse Cinema2300 ft
  • Traverse Theatre2300 ft
  • Usher Hall2300 ft
  • Usher Hall2300 ft
  • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co2700 ft


  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art2000 ft

Local attractions

  • National Museum of Scotland5300 ft
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Writers' Museum5100 ft
    Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh
  • George IV Bridge1.0 mi
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
  • Museum on the Mound5100 ft
    The Mound, Edinburgh
  • Greyfriars Church1.0 mi
    Old Town, Edinburgh

Near the hostel

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One2300 ft
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • St Cuthbert's Church2500 ft
    Lothian Road, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum3600 ft
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions4600 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse2500 ft
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
  • National War Museum of Scotland3600 ft
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • George Heriot's School3900 ft
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • The Atelier Restaurant300 ft

    Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
    Phone: 0131 629 1344

    81% likes this, based on 178 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 34

  • Affogato2300 ft

    Address: 36 Queensferry Street

    89% likes this, based on 67 reviews

  • Indaba3000 ft

    Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
    Phone: 0131 221 1554

    72% likes this, based on 424 reviews
    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 31

  • First Coast1100 ft

    Address: 99 - 101 Dalry Road
    Phone: +44 (0)131 313 4404

    86% likes this, based on 378 reviews
    Cuisine: British, Scottish
    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

  • Kanpai Sushi2700 ft

    Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
    Phone: 0131 228 1602

    79% likes this, based on 267 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
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The Hostel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Hostel

Average guest rating

6.2out of 10
Based on 89 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends

    The beds were all messy and smelly. I wasnot comfortable about that.

  • Single

    I was charged £15 instead of the £13 I was quoted when I booked the hostel. Had no other choice but to pay it. Very, very noisy all night. There seemed to be nobody supervising and people were just wandering in off the streets to avail of the warmth, a quick snog, and off they went! Main bugbear was the location. Because I have a disability the hostel was booked because the airport bus stop was across the road. Oh no it wasn't - I had to walk a lot further than I thought but just aswell I never got any sleep because I was out of bed early...

  • Single

    Good location, relatively clean

    i was not pre-warned of the key deposit which was cash only. Also the bins in the communal areas were constantly overflowing. should be changed more frequently

  • Older travelers

    Staff is very cooperative and helpful.

    There should be an access to the kitchen even in the night.

  • Single

    Hmm...The hot water was actually hot. The staff were friendly. There were lots of tourist pamphlets. The international clocks were helpful. Y'all had wheatabix at breakfast - I'd never had it before, but it was good. The best of course was the people, but I suppose you just kinda get whoever comes.

    The showers were a little skuzzy. It would have been nice to have bananas at breakfast.

  • Single

    Nice staff and location.

    The hostel need more toilet facilities

  • Single

    position close to station and airlink.

    toilets dirty and hot water missing when get the shower.

  • Group of friends

    Friendly staff and good location (30 mins walk from Waverley Station, or one stop on train, hostel acrosss from Haymarket Station). Breakfast good value.

    Maybe I'm just getting too old for this hostel lark, but I did feel uncomfortable only having a bottom sheet provided and having to use (or rather reuse) the duvet without a top sheet. I'd imagine when it's busy, it could be a problem that there are only two toilets and three showers, one of which was out of order, for the three dorms on the floor, and these were for males and females. Quite quiet when we were there so not a problem.

  • Single

    The hostel was clean, friendly, and had good facilities (such as free wifi, hairdryers ect...).Overall for the price the hostel was very good indeed and generally very pleased with it.

    Although the hostel was very good, some things let it down. The noise was the major flaw. I was staying in Room 5 just by the reception and stair case. And there was still noise at 3am! Suggestion to keep the noise down, is to remove the table and chairs underneath the stair case and close the doors leading to the reception area. This might help the issue a little :) Also should invest in a vending machine so people can buy refreshments and sweets at night time if they want. With that said the friendliness and helpfulness of staff was good and service was good.

  • Single

    It's fine, cheap enough, good sevices.

    a little far from city center.

  • Single


    Very dirty and smelly! The kitchen had a greasy feel and looked like it wasn't cleaned for a while! Inside the micro waves was food everywhere! The bathrooms smelled urine and where also not properly cleaned. The provided bed sheets also did not had a fresh smell, I could swear that they were not freshly washed! And if they were, was not with detergent! I slept with my clothes on! This Hostel has a perfect location for me and it even looks quite good. I liked it! But the hygiene is just not there! I will not repeat!

  • Single

    I really liked your hostel in comparation to other where I was before. The living room is very nice, the brekfast's service is good and the worker are very kind and available.

    If I can to suggest to you any tips: The soap in the kitchen is too cheap and we need to use a lot to have a decent wash (anyway , the dishes are always dirty) all the carperts have a bad smell.....should be better do not have carpet... Would be more hygienic wash the floor.

  • Single

    The price is cheap

    Such suffocating environment ! The room was smelly and crowed with beds. There is no room for people passing through. The most terrifying thing is the tolits and showers are designed for male and female , even they were put in the same room ! I am a women .I am afraid if I am taking a shower, people just keep on coming in! , of course, include men!!!

  • Single

    Staff is very professional . There was a misunderstanding about my credit card . Another hotel charged me without notisfaction.And I dunt know what happened, this hostel stuff helped . Now everything worked out. Nice people and nice faclities.

  • Single

    I oculd leave my luggage after checking out and come back for it later without an additional charge.

    the room (intended for 6 beds) was way too small, couldn't get past the bed by the door so hard to get in/out of the room

How to reach hostel

hostel The Hostel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2 mi
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    5.5 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    300 ft
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    1100 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    4200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms: