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Light House Hostel

I think I felt at home when I am in the Art house Hostel, the owners are so friendly, here I thank them very much for their suggestions about our trip!In all, It's a place you are worth choosing!

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Facilities

  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Light House Hostel

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

Reception is open from 7am to 10pm and check in time is from 3pm to 10pm. If you arrive in the city before 3pm, please feel free to drop off your luggage and we will give you a map and introduction to Edinburgh, then come back after 3pm to check in.

We aim to provide a good night's sleep for our guests so that everyone feels refreshed the next day to explore the city or to continue with their onward journey. Therefore there is strictly no check in after 10pm. If you plan to arrive after 10pm, then please do not book with us. This rule can be extended to 11pm in case of delays in transportation. After 11pm there will be no entry until the following day.

The Light House is a loving, caring and sharing place to be - we donate 10% 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 are situated in the artistic area of the city centre. Nearby are 4 cinemas, 3 theatres, a concert hall, a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee houses¬ and a co-operative super market that opens till 10pm for your essential supplies!

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!

We have a fully equipped self catering kitchen including a dish washer...... so no need to wash up, Yey! We offer a free breakfast and complimentary tea and coffee all day, high speed Wi-Fi, access to a desk top computer, free lockers, linen, towels and shower gel. We operate a no shoes policy in The Light House to keep the house in spotless order, a shoe rack and slippers are provided at the entrance making it feel like a real home from home.

We offer a variety of bright and spacious rooms ranging from a 2 –bed private room to a 10-bed dorm. Each room has a double bed to accommodate couples or families. Any guest under the age of 18 can stay in the private room with a family member who is over 21. The communal living areas are clean and cosy providing a great space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

There is a no smoking policy throughout the hostel with smoking area in the front garden.

There is no curfew. However, we are not a party hostel, therefore the communal areas are locked at midnight and we request that guests be very quiet when returning after midnight, this is to ensure other guests who are sleeping are not disturbed.

Please be aware there are different booking conditions for August and New Year due to the Fringe and Hogmanay festivals; ask for details. We offer excellent long term and low season rates.

Check-in is after 15:00 only - and till 22:00.

Check-out by 10:30.

Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00.

Cancellation policy is 72 hours in advance.

Under Age Policy:

Guests under the age of 15 must stay in a private room with a family member who is over 18. Guests aged 16 and 17 travelling alone must have a letter signed by a parent or a guardian giving explicit authorisation to travel alone, also they must provide a photocopy of their parent's/guardian's ID.

Group Booking Policy:

Maximum 10 persons per group. If your group is larger than this, please contact us first to discuss availability. Unfortunately we do not cater for stag and hen parties.

Important Information

Conditions

Check-in is after 15:00 only - and till 22:00.
Check-out by 10:30.
Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00.
Cancellation policy is 72 hrs in advance

Latest check in is at 10.00pm.
If you are going to arrive after 10pm please ring ahead to inform us. The reception will be closed at 11pm and there will be no check in after 11pm.

Curfew Policy:
There is no curfew however, we are not a party hostel, we request that guests be very quiet when returning after midnight, this is to ensure people who are sleeping are not disturbed and everyone can get a good night's sleep.

Under Age Policy:
Guests under the age of 15 must stay in a private room with a family member who is over 18. Guests aged 16 and 17 travelling alone must have a letter signed by a parent or a guardian giving explicit authorisation to travel alone, also they must provide a photocopy of their parent's/guardian's ID.

Maximum 10 persons per group.
If your group is larger than this, please contact us first to discuss availability. Unfortunately we do not cater for stag and hen parties.

August and New Year bookings:
Because of high demand during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Hogmanay, all bookings for August and New Year will need to be paid in full in advance. Soon after you have made your August or Hogmanay booking, we will charge your credit/debit card or send you an online PayPal invoice to be paid to confirm your booking. Cancellation policy for August and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival.

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20 Gilmore Place

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I think I felt at home when I am in the Art house Hostel, the owners are so friendly, here I thank them very much for their suggestions about our trip!In all, It's a place you are worth choosing!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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