Hostels in Edinburgh

Edinburgh West Side Hostel

If you are coming to Edinburgh for a sporting event, party weekend, concert or just to explore Edinburgh look no further than the NEW Edinburgh West Side Hostel. Located on the West Side of the city centre the hostel is  located within walking distance of The Corn Exchange, Tynecastle Park and Murrayfield International Rugby Stadium.  The hostel is located above the Laich bar and is very suitable for adult or Student groups looking for a fun weekend in the City. Stag and Hen Parties are very welcome.

With easy transport links into the city this is a great location to explore Edinburgh. By day check out Edinburgh’s West End. Then take a 10 minute walk up to Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh has endless bars, clubs and restaurants o

If you are feeling tired after a hard day exploring the city just head downstairs to the lively Laich Bar to find entertainment, live music and sport and fantastic food to keep everyone entertained during their stay. Hostel guests get great offers on food and drink in the bar downstairs.

The West Side Hostel  provides high standard accommodation and great facilities.  We cater for backpackers, large groups as well as stag and hen parties. All our rooms are newly renovated with lots of features, Dorms vary from 4 to 8 beds per room. We are sure you will enjoy the amazing atmosphere. This is a great low cost way to spend you time in Scotland’s capital. WiFi is included.


A great place to stay…

At The Hostel we decided that you guys deserved a hostel that was funky, cool and original throughout…so we didn’t just concentrate on the communal areas – our bedrooms have got original artworks by Jade Carrerra on the walls too.

We just want to ensure that you get a great nights sleep, so you will find modern bunks, fresh bedding and individual bed spotlights.

Embracing the original Victorian building, The Hostel is a spacious building over two levels and many of our rooms feature their own fabulous period features in their cornicing, high ceilings and large windows.

For those of you in our attic rooms, you will still find spacious rooms with all the comforts you’d expect from a top quality hostel.

Hostel Area

West Side Hostel is in the West Side of the city within easy reach of ‘Haymarket’ and Edinburgh’s trendy West End.

The Hostel is located on Chesser Avenue close to Gorgie, Saughton, Murrayfield and short 10 minute bus ride fro, Haymarket Train and Tram station.  West Side is located on the main bus route  into the city centre. This is a great location to explore the city.

find just a short walk away.

  • Murrayfield Stadium, Tynecastle Park, The Corn Exchange, Kingsknowe Golf Course

Short Bus ride away:

  • Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle -15 Mins
  • Grassmarket party zone with it exclusive shops, bars and restaurants- 10 mins
  • Princes Street – 15 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
West Side Hostel Room Layouts

At West Side Hostel, we have 2 x 8 Bed spacious Group sized dorm rooms. W The Hostel is extremely popular with small groups so be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


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 70% 70%
  • VALUE FOR MONEY 100% 100%
  • STAG / HEN FRIENDLY 100% 100%
  • GREAT FOR GROUPS 100% 100%
  • FUN 80% 80%
  • STAFF 100% 100%
  • On Edinburgh Tram Route 
  • Free Wifi
  • Lounge area with Pool table
  • 1 min from Rail/Tram station
  • Key card System 
  • Fresh Bed Linen 
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Cheap Breakfast available 
  • Backyard Deck 
  • Central Heating
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Lockable bedrooms
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Common Room 
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels 
  • We require 1 months notice of cancellation for Groups
  • We require 72 hours notice of cancellation for Individuals
  • All Bedlinen
  • Free Wifi

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 edinburgh hostels

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 providers in the city. Arrive with no surprises.

At West Side Hostel we can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 12 persons. We regularly welcome groups of all types and sizes to Edinburgh Scotland. Language, student, sports groups and family’s are all welcome.


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 ‘West Side Hostel’ we will send an alternative option.

West Side Hostel