Hostels in Edinburgh

West End Hostel

If you are looking to have some fun and a great experience. Spend a night at ‘West End Hostel’ Edinburgh’s Funky new Hostel. Expect to find clean spacious rooms, unique art on the walls and great facilities. The Hostel is especially great for a large groups visiting Edinburgh for the first time. Individual travelers will love this 3 star Tourist Board approved hostel. West End Hostel is a great choice for your stay in Edinburgh.

‘The West End hostel’ is bright, clean young and fun. Housed in an elegant Victorian building the hostel caters for a multicultural and mixed clientele. The hostel is very popular with individuals, groups, families, couples and budget minded travelers. Private rooms choices available include double rooms and family sized rooms. We also have dormitories which range in size from 6 – 16 beds. This friendly, customer orientated, hostel is well worth a visit. Reasonably priced for its prime location directly opposite Haymarket Rail station in Edinburgh’s trendy West End. Princes Street and Murrayfield Stadium are just a short walk away.


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 End Hostel is in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End, on the main intersection ‘Haymarket’.

The Hostel is directly directly opposite Haymarket Train and Tram station and on the main bus route and tram route into the city centre from Edinburgh airport. 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 – 12 Mins
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre – 10 minutes
  • Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth exhibition – 20 mins
West End Hostel Room Layouts
At West End Hostel, we have 7 bright and clean, spacious Group sized dorm rooms. We have We have a 6 Bed, 8 Bed, 2 x 12 Bed, 14 Bed and 2 x 16 Bed Rooms. We also have 3 private rooms. 2 x Triples with Double Bunk and Single Bed and a 5 Bed Room. The Hostel is extremely popular with groups so be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. With 98 beds available we’re confident we’ll have something that will more than suit your requirements and exceed your expectations.


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 80% 80%
  • 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

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 End Hostel we can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 98 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 ‘West End Hostel’ we will send an alternative option.

West End Hostel