Hostels in Edinburgh

Lighthouse Hostel

The Light House is a truly unique place to stay. We are only 15 minutes’ walk to Edinburgh Castle. 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. 

The Light House is a loving, caring and sharing place to be – we donate 50% 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 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. 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!

WHAT TO EXPECT

A loving place to stay…

The Light House is a loving, caring and sharing place to be – we donate 50% 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 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. 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!

LOCAL AREA

The Lighthouse Hostel is in the heart of Edinburgh’s City Centre , close to Lothian Road on the main intersection ‘Tollcross’.

The Hostel is located close in the ‘bustling’ Tollcross area of the city centre.  This is just a short walk from the Grassmarket, Castle and Princes Street.  T This is a great location to explore the city.

Transport Links

Road
The roads to Edinburgh from all directions are naturally modern fast roads or motorways.  There are a number of ways from which. Car parking is available in the streets surrounding The Hostel or there is parking available close by at the Haymarket Station Car Park.

Train
Trains to Edinburgh arrive at the cities famous Waverley Station which is around a 25 minute walk from The Hostel.  If you are approaching from Glasgow then you can depart the service to Edinburgh at Haymarket station and The Hostel is located directly opposite. Visit the Scotrail website which contains all the necessary information on timetables etc.

Ferry
If you are arriving in Scotland via the Roysth ferry then information on timetables etc can be found here.

Air
The most convenient airport is Edinburgh from where you can hire a car. Other international flights to Scotland may land at Glasgow which is approximately 50 miles away from where you can also hire a car. A frequent bus service also operates from both airports.

Take a 5 minute walk along to Princes Street or walk up Morrison Street to Tollcross and Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.

find just a short walk away.

  • Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle -15 Mins
  • Grassmarket party zone with it exclusive shops, bars and restaurants- 10 mins
  • Princes Street – 5 Mins
  • Fountainbridge where you will find Edinburgh Quay and its boats and barges – 10 Mins
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre – 10 minutes
  • Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth exhibition – 20 mins
Lightghouse Hostel Room Layouts

AtLighthouse, we have 8 bright and clean, spacious Group sized dorm rooms. We have We have a 10 Bed, 2 x 6 Bed, 2 x 4 Bed Rooms, and Twin Room.  The Hostel is extremely popular with groups so be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. With 32 beds available we’re confident we’ll have something that will more than suit your requirements and exceed your expectations.

VITAL STATISTICS

Check out our ‘Vital Statistics’ before you book to find out if The Hostel at the West End is a match for you or your group.

  • LOCATION 90%
  • VALUE FOR MONEY 100%
  • STAG / HEN FRIENDLY 70%
  • GREAT FOR GROUPS 100%
  • FUN 100%
  • STAFF 100%
  • Short walk from Grassmarket are 
  • Free Wifi
  • Lounge area with Projector
  • 10 min from Haymarket Rail/Tram station
  • Key card System 
  • Fresh Bed Linen 
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Free Breakfast included 
  • Backyard Deck 
  • Central Heating
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Lockable bedrooms
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Common Room 
  • Luggage Storage
  • Barbeque and Fire Pit area
  • Towels 
CANCELLATION POLICY
  • We require 1 months notice of cancellation for Groups
  • We require 72 hours notice of cancellation for Individuals
WHATS INCLUDED
  • Free Breakfast
  • All Bedlinen
  • Free Wifi
GROUP 8+ SECURITY DEPOSIT

Groups of more than 8 persons are required to pay a refundable security deposit of £20 per person on arrival. The deposit will be refunded on departure provided there has been no damages or behavior problems

GROUP BOOKINGS

Whether you need Meals, Airport transfers, packed lunches, tours or anything else just let us know. We have 12 years experience of helping groups make the most of their time in Edinburgh. We only use the very best proviers in the city. Arrive with no surprises.

At West Lighthouse Hostel we can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 32 persons. We regularly welcome large summer groups of all types and sizes to Edinburgh Scotland. Language, student, sports groups and family’s are all welcome.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A GROUP BOOKING

We are group booking specialists and we aim to provide a very personal service.

Just let us know the size of your group, the type of room layouts you require. We will get back to you within 24 hours with a great option, tailored to meet your specific needs. Even better if we can’t accommodate your group at ‘Lighthouse Hostel’ we will send an alternative option.

Lighthouse Hostel