Light House Hostel

20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh

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Light House Hostel

Facilities

Overview of 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 fami

From Nights People

Directions

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IMPORTANT:
Please note that there are two number 20's on Gilmore Place! It is not the first one which is a shop at 20 Lochrin Buildings. The Light House Hostel is 100 meters further along - walk past the shops - we have a red telephone box in our front garden!
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From Edinburgh Bus Station

[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (Journey time around 10 minutes)

[Bus] : Cost £1.60 single. £4.00 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From the coach station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for GilmorePlace. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

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From Waverley Train Station

[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (10 minutes)

[Bus] : Cost £1.60 single. £4.00 day ticket. (15 minutes)
From Waverley Train Station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

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From Edinburgh Airport

[Taxi] : Cost around £25 for up to 8 passengers. (25 minutes)
We can pre-book a taxi to wait for you at the airport. Email us for more information.

[Skylink 300 Bus] : Total journey 55 minutes. Cost £4.50. (50 minutes)
Ask the driver to let you off at the stop called 'Tollcross/Lauriston Place'. Hostel is 5 minutes walk.

[Tram] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £5.50 single, £8.50 Return. (30 minutes tram time) Get off at Princes Street;
then take a west-bound Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50).

[Airlink 100 Bus] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £4.50 single, £7.50 Return. (30 minutes bus time) Ask the driver to let you off at the West End (Shandwick Place), then cross the road and walk to Lothian Road, where you can:
take a taxi from outside Caledonian Hotel to the Hostel (5 minutes, £5);
or take a Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50);
or walk to the Hostel (15 minutes).

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops.
Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.


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PARKING
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Free parking at the front of the hostel in the evenings and on Sundays. Please see below for more detail.
There is also Secure Parking in a nearby garage at £12.50 for 24 hours.

Monday - Friday
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Front of hostel:
between 6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
between 8:30am to 5:30pm - at £1.60 per hour.
between 5:30pm to 8:30am - free parking.

Check exact restrictions at reception.

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Saturday
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Front of hostel:
between 6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
free parking all day !

Check exact restrictions at reception.

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Sunday
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Front of hostel: free parking all day !
Pay and Display Bay: free parking all day !.

Located near

The Light House is in the west end, located within the artistic neighbourhood 'Tollcross'. It is only a short walk from the castle and city centre and has many bars, restaraunts, cafes, theatres, concert hall and cinemas near by.

Conditions & Policy

Child Friendly

Check-in is after 15:00 only - and till 22:00 only. Check-out by 11:30. Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00. Latest check in is at 22:00. If you are going to arrive after 22:00 please ring ahead to inform us. The reception will be closed at 23:00 and there will be no check in after 23:00. On arrival: a £10 refundable key deposit to be paid and balance paid in full. No Shoe Policy: Please leave shoes on front Shoe Rack. We provide clean slippers for you to wear in the Light House. This gives you homely comfort and helps to keep the Light House clean. Cancellation Policy: If less than 24 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first three nights will be charged. If between 24 to 48 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first two nights will be charged. If between 48 to 72 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first night will be charged. No show will result the charge of the full booking. Note: Our cancellation policy supersedes Hostelworld's standard cancellation policy. 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 authorization 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. BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS, SPORTS EVENT WEEKENDS, AUGUST, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BOOKINGS – IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of high demand during bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Christmas and Hogmanay, all bookings for these periods will need to be paid in full in advance. Cancellation policy for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival. Soon after you have made your booking, we will charge your credit/debit card or send you an online PayPal invoice to be paid to confirm your booking.