The Townhouse is a unique, Quirky place to stay. Located only 15 minutes’ walk to Edinburgh Castle we are shure you this fun group space.

We have created a fusion of contemporary living space with good old fashioned family hospitality.

Expect a spacious comfy lounge where you can relax.   There is also a large back garden where you can sit out after exploring the city.




fun, quirky place to stay…

The Gilmore Townhouse is great for groups.  The property features a garden, 7 Bedroom Townhouse has accommodations in Edinburgh with free WiFi and garden views. The property, housed in a building dating from 1940, is  1.3 km from Royal Mile.

The Private group Space is equipped with 7 separate bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and microwave, and a living room with a flat-screen TV. Towels and bed linen are offered in this accommodation.

Popular points of interest near the vacation home include EICC, Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 9.7 km 


Kings Theatre Edinburgh Gilmore Place

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

The Townhouse 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


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.


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.


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


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
Townhouse Room Layouts

Bedroom 1: 2 single beds, 1 large double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 large double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 large double bed
Bedroom 4: 1 single bed, 1 large double bed
Bedroom 5: 1 double bed
Bedroom 6: 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 7: 1 double bed
Living room: 1 sofa bed


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% 90%
  • VALUE FOR MONEY 100% 100%
  • STAG / HEN FRIENDLY 70% 70%
  • GREAT FOR GROUPS 100% 100%
  • FUN 100% 100%
  • STAFF 100% 100%
  • Short walk from Grassmarket & Old Town area 
  • Free Wifi
  • Comfy Lounge area
  • 15 min from Haymarket Rail/Tram station 
  • Fresh Bed Linen 
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Free Breakfast included 
  • Backyard area
  • Central Heating
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels
  • We require 1 months notice of cancellation for Groups
  • We require 72 hours notice of cancellation for Individuals
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 20+ 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.

We have 2 great Townhouses on Gilmore Place that can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 45 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.


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.