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South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best hostel stays I got to experience. The staff were delightfull and so welcoming. I definitely recommend this little gem to anyone visiting Edinburgh. Clean, great facilities, free breakfast.

Thank Shenaaz_Mo
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel just make you feel like home , the lounge is nice and we can watch movie at night. Kitchen is nice and bathroom is clean with basic personal care provided. Though there aren't enough bathroom but you just wouldn't care as the facilities are cool. Staff are nice and welcome. Highly recommend!

Thank Jadeplam
Islay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

two years past, we stayed here - this time we were on the 2nd floor facing rooftops and the sun, the atmosphere, 'still' as before - love coming in to the calm after all that kept us busy in Edinburgh

Thank ruagaire
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hostel- very cosy, comfortable and welcoming with friendly staff and other guests. Delicious free breakfast is a great chance to meet other travellers. Comfortable beds, clean, relatively modern bathrooms and out of the way of city noise. A bit of a walk from Princes St but quite doable and only around 15 mins from the Royal Mile by foot,...

Thank EllieRose26
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had such a great time in this hostel. It's well located - 15 min from the Castle and very close to supermarkets. The room was very quiet and the bed quite comfortable. However, the private bathroom is quite small. They have a living room with TV and projector... so you can watch movies like in a cinema. There's also...

Thank Victor Hugo S
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This hostel was really clean and friendly and only a 10 minute walk from the Royal Mile. The beds were quite comfortable and the breakfast was simple but nice. I particularly liked the lounge room with lots of couches where many of the guests hung out. We even watched a movie on the wall with a projector. The room also...

Thank Paige B
Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Light House Hostel was centrally located and not a far walk from the main area. The beds were comfy and rooms quiet. Breakfast was simple but good and staff were friendly and helpful. There were slippers at the entrance for guests to use which was a nice touch and towel rentals were free. However bathroom/shower facilities were very limited and...

Thank travealddicted
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is one of the best hostel's i stayed at until now, real friendly and helpful staff, clean room, wide variety at the breakfast table, clean kitchen at you're disposal. very nice location, quiet street and not far from the center and all you need is nearby. and the slippers are an awesome way to make you feel cosy and...

Thank Sander B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is a clean, fun, friendly hostel with a simple but nice breakfast included and walking distance to lots of great places in the city center. The staff are Christians and they keep solid morals in the house, but not crazy restrictive (just kind and respectful). Definitely would stay here again! Bathrooms are new and clean, mattresses great for a...

Thank Bethany B
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Light House Hostel has the friendliest staff, cleanest facilities and very reasonable prices. Very central location, free breakfast... I can't praise it highly enough. It has a very homely feel, it's only a short walk to parks, shops and restaurants, close to buses. It's not really a party hostel, but you can have a good time there anyway. Free movies...

Thank Brendan O

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: ₹ 1,411 - ₹ 5,309 (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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