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Light House Hostel

1.8 km from Edinburgh centre
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  • Breakfast included
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20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I really like this hostel! The staff members are very helpful and friendly! The hostel has a big room with sofas, TV and computer, so that you can sit and relax while meeting new people from all over the world! It also has a kitchen where you can cook and breakfast is included as well! Besides, the hostel was very...

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Brookfield, CT
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The location is not as ideal as I had hoped. It is around a 15 - 20 minute walk (uphill) to the castle. The hostel is along a residential/guesthouse street which does mean that it is quiet at night time. The staff were helpful at times, although not always present. They had a separate side staff room, and so a...

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I've just arrived here for three nights and the welcome was great. The hostel occupies three floors,no shoes policy applies there, you arrive and you get slippers! The room is for six people but spacious, very clean with your own locker. Quiet during night time. Kitchen area very comfortable. It's very well located close to everything.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The staff was nice and helpful. It was clean and very well situated in the down town. The wifi worked perfectly. Several negative points: - not enough bathroom for the size of the hostel; - the kitchen is too small; - the breakfast is weak; - bed was not prepared; - a bit noisy; - old flat; - no towel...

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Dundalk, Ireland
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Spent 3 days in Edinburgh with my daughter. Most enjoyable part was the chats we had in the Lighthouse Hostel kitchen, where we met people from Canada, Singapore, USA, Ireland, Portugal . . . Really nice place to stay, warm and friendly, peaceful yet plenty of action.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have stayed in this hostel with a group of friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the place is cleaned and the breakfast is good. It is close to pretty much everything if you're willing to walk for a few minutes. Absolutely recommend this hostel!

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Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 30 March 2016

great, great hostel. very quiet. staff is very friendly and made friends with many of them, especially when we had to come back because of an unfortunate event. they greeted us and made us feel better instantly. go there! :)

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Orsay, France
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Me and 3 friends decided to come visit Edinburgh for a long weekend but had to fly in on different dates. The hostel helped us book in a way that we'd all be in the same 4 bed room which was a big bonus. The 1st day host and staff in general were really friendly and helpful. Our room was...

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time in this hostel, the staff was very friendly, (even after dealing with 10 loudly Portuguese people 😊) the hostel was always clean and we loved the living room where you can watch more than 400 movies from a projector and the free breakfast!!!

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Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The Light House Hostel is a nice place to stay during a trip in Edinburgh. There is a big living room for relaxed evenings with a tv, books and a computer. Furthermore the kitchen offers space for people to sit together and cook. The hostel has bathrooms on every floor so that there is always a possibility to have a...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Light House is a truly unique place to stay - our bright young team will welcome you to our beautiful Georgian townhouse bursting with character and charm. We have created a fusion of contemporary living space with good old fashioned family hospitality. Our guests often say it's more like a family home than a hostel, with a laid back attitude and cosy friendly atmosphere. The Light House is the place to chill out and make new friends. We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle. Reception is open from 7am to 10pm and check in time is from 3pm to 10pm. If you arrive in the city before 3pm, please feel free to drop off your luggage and we will give you a map and introduction to Edinburgh, then come back after 3pm to check in. We aim to provide a good night's sleep for our guests so that everyone feels refreshed the next day to explore the city or to continue with their onward journey. Therefore there is strictly no check in after 10pm. If you plan to arrive after 10pm, then please do not book with us. This rule can be extended to 11pm in case of delays in transportation. After 11pm there will be no entry until the following day. The Light House is a loving, caring and sharing place to be - we donate 10% of our profit to a housing charity. So when you stay with us, you are also helping to provide homes for people in need. We are situated in the artistic area of the city centre. Nearby are 4 cinemas, 3 theatres, a concert hall, a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee houses - and a co-operative super market that opens till 10pm for your essential supplies! The communal living areas are clean and cosy providing a great space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. We have a spacious comfy lounge where you can relax and enjoy a wide selection of movies on our home cinema system with HD projector and surround sound. We have a fully equipped self catering kitchen including a dish washer...... so no need to wash up, Yey! There is also a large back garden where we host regular campfires and BBQs - so bring your guitars and best (or worst) singing voices and join us for a good old sing along around the fire; dancing is optional! We provide all these free stuff: Free breakfast consisting cereal, toast, jam, butter spread, marmalade, tea and coffee. Free tea and coffee all day. Free Wi-Fi, free internet access on a desk top computer. Free lockers, free towel hire, free linen. Free power adaptor hire, free reading light hire. Free ear plugs, free shower gel. We offer a variety of bright and spacious rooms ranging from a 2-bed private room to a 10-bed dorm. The 2-bed private room has a double bed and a single bed - so it can accommodate up to a family of 3. We operate a no shoes policy in The Light House to keep the house in spotless order, a shoe rack and slippers are provided at the entrance making it feel like a real home from home. There is a no smoking policy throughout the hostel with smoking area in the front garden. There is no curfew. However, we are not a party hostel, therefore the communal areas are locked at midnight and we request that guests be very quiet when returning after midnight, this is to ensure other guests who are sleeping are not disturbed. Check-in is after 15:00 only - and till 22:00. Check-out by 10:30. Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00. Cancellation policy is 72 hours in advance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Light House Hostel

Address: 20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: RM94 - RM352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 668victorhugos, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Shower in the evening or night because it's too busy in the mornings!”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the street and on the second floor are much cooler and quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles hannahsE1974CU, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The four bedded dorm is well worth the extra. I actually got the room to myself on the first night.”
 of 5 bubbles CrystalAber, 18 May 2015 | Read review
“6 Superior Mixed Dorm Ensuite (Blue) Pros: new and with very comfortable beds. Private bathroom. great value if you're traveling in group of 6. Cons: 3rd Floor. so Wifi at night is unreachable. U just need to go out to Kitchen on 2nd floor or 1st floor lounge for fast wifi. there's also a bean-bag chair to sit outside. there's always a way! sleeping is more important ;) 4 beds Female dorm. (purple) not worth the price with GBP25 for a shared public bathroom & same beds like others. Book early or during weekdays for a cheaper price. 10Bed Mixed dorm. it's great when you're traveling with group of friends. 2nd floor, average wifi. it's GBP 15 when we're there. & the downside if you're unlucky like my friend, ended up with worn out old bed, noisy travellers who talks loud & don't sleep past 2am (quiet time: 1am). You won't have a good rest. p/s: have extra cash for key deposit of 10GBP per locker!”
 of 5 bubbles D_JayWu, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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