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Being invited to be part of the opening of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was a great honour. Finding accommodations during Edinburgh's busiest month - August, can be quite challenging. Finding affordable accommodations, almost impossible.....unless you book months ahead.
Knowing that August in Edinburgh is...More
The hostel feels very cosy and is very clean. Good wifi and breakfast included. All facilities are available and it's very close to the centre of Edinburgh. The waiting time for the bathroom can be long and the rooms are also quite hot.
on arrival we were asked to put on used slippers that looked like they had been worn hunderds of times, and I'm not exaggerating, I was nearly sick and wanted to leave but couldn't as I had already paid for two nights. are room was...More
Response from Richardlo7, Owner at Light House HostelResponded 1 August 2017
Thank you for leaving good ratings for our location, value and we are glad you enjoyed our free breakfast. We are puzzled by your comment on the slippers as we always provide clean, washed slippers for guests to use. Wearing of slippers is optional but...More
My friend and I stayed in the all female dorm for a few nights and had the best experience here. The staff is so friendly and it felt like coming home every night rather than returning to a stressful hostel. The hostel itself is quiet...More
Absolutely amazing! Best hostel I've ever stayed in (and I stayed in many places). Warm, homely atmosphere created both by the place itself and by the great staff. Not a party hostel, so you can get a good night's sleep. Access to chill out room...More
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.