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Light House Hostel

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Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 30 March 2016

great, great hostel. very quiet. staff is very friendly and made friends with many of them, especially when we had to come back because of an unfortunate event. they greeted us and made us feel better instantly. go there! :)

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1Thank rubenfarrugia022
Orsay, France
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Me and 3 friends decided to come visit Edinburgh for a long weekend but had to fly in on different dates. The hostel helped us book in a way that we'd all be in the same 4 bed room which was a big bonus. The 1st day host and staff in general were really friendly and helpful. Our room was...

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Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time in this hostel, the staff was very friendly, (even after dealing with 10 loudly Portuguese people 😊) the hostel was always clean and we loved the living room where you can watch more than 400 movies from a projector and the free breakfast!!!

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Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The Light House Hostel is a nice place to stay during a trip in Edinburgh. There is a big living room for relaxed evenings with a tv, books and a computer. Furthermore the kitchen offers space for people to sit together and cook. The hostel has bathrooms on every floor so that there is always a possibility to have a...

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Thank melissamartens
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Really friendly and lovely staff, specially Mr.Ricky, who explained us the best places to go and very was pacient to describe the best way to get to the Royal Mile. Good location, easy to go to the castle.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The staff were really lovely and friendly. They showed me around the hostel when I arrived and took me to my room. The hostel is really clean because you have to take your shoes off at the door. The annoying thing was probably the limited bathrooms. They only had two showers on each floor which was a pain when there...

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Thank Kayla L
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 30 January 2016

It's a really nice hostel. There is a cozy lounge to relax, read, meet other people..., a fully equiped kitchen with free breakfast (everything you need: bread, spreads, cereals...), several clean bathrooms. This is not a party hostel, as announced, which guarantees you'll have a good sleep. The staff and manager are really friendly and you can see them as...

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Thank joske500
Reviewed 25 December 2015

One of the nicest hostel I have stayed in. Everything is great about the place. Staff makes genuine attempt to make you feel home. Room, beds and toilets are kept clean. Free breakfast is cherry on the top. Basic breakfast but enough to feel good in the morning. And yes, WiFi is available not just in the common areas but...

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2Thank Gauri K
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Lovely hostel! The staff is extremely sweet and helpful. The home cinema is a must! The rooms are very good and the beds are comfy! Toilets are big and well kept. Thanks a million! I super recommend I'd go again :)

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2Thank Kate F
Belgium
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

The best hostel ever! The staff is very friendly. Everything is clean, you have to wear slippers inside. The rooms are good, there is no noisr because everybody respects silence. There is a big kitchen where you can have free breakfast and make your own dinner, oven, microwave,.. Is all available.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! The communal living areas are clean and cosy providing a great space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. 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. We have a fully equipped self catering kitchen including a dish washer...... so no need to wash up, Yey! 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 provide all these free stuff: Free breakfast consisting cereal, toast, jam, butter spread, marmalade, tea and coffee. Free tea and coffee all day. Free Wi-Fi, free internet access on a desk top computer. Free lockers, free towel hire, free linen. Free power adaptor hire, free reading light hire. Free ear plugs, free shower gel. We offer a variety of bright and spacious rooms ranging from a 2-bed private room to a 10-bed dorm. The 2-bed private room has a double bed and a single bed - so it can accommodate up to a family of 3. 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. 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. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Light House Hostel

Address: 20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $27 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“"Choose beds away from the windows, the road is a bit noisy"”
DanRBrun, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet.”
668victorhugos, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Shower in the evening or night because it's too busy in the mornings!”
, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the street and on the second floor are much cooler and quieter.”
hannahsE1974CU, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The four bedded dorm is well worth the extra. I actually got the room to myself on the first night.”
CrystalAber, 18 May 2015 | Read review
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