Light House Hostel
Scotland
Starting From 14.15 €
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Light House Hostel Informations

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
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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 St Andrews Square Coach Station

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

[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 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 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 Waverley Train Station

[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (10 minutes)

[Bus] : Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 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 £22. (25 minutes)

[Bus 35] : Total journey 55 minutes. Cost £1.50 single. £3.50 day ticket. (50 minutes)
This takes you directly to Tollcross. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross. Hostel is 5 minutes walk.

[Airlink 100 Bus] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £4 single, £7 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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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 £1.50 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 !

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Secure Parking: £12 for 24 hours, at nearby serviced apartments - EH3 9QP
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.
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.


Informations 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.

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.