West End Hostel
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7.8Very good

186 reviews

186 reviews

Service 8.1
Value for money 8.1
Cleanliness 7.9
Location 7.9
Room comfort and quality 7.7
Facilities 7.6
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7.9Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 710 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Edinburgh Castle
1.2 km
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
1.4 km
Royal Mile Street
1.5 km
The Real Mary King's Close
1.8 km
Edinburgh Old Town
1.8 km
Closest landmarks
West End Medical Practice
130 m
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
210 m
your GP
220 m
Consulate General of Russia
230 m
Consulate General of Japan
240 m

West End Hostel

35 Palmerston Place, Haymarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5AU - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Haymarket part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

460 meters to public transportation

Airport transfer

930 meters to Princes Street Gardens

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Restaurants

Shared kitchen

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.5 miles
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport8.9 km

Rooms available at West End Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory A with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Street view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in a 6 bed mixed dormitory with ensuite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in a 6 bed mixed dormitory with ensuite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in a 12 bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What interesting attractions are nearby West End Hostel that are in walking distance?

While residing at West End Hostel, kick start your holiday break by discovering the nearest points of interest that are within close proximity to the property which include St. Mary's Cathedral, Old School Playground, and Dean Village.

What bars are close by West End Hostel?

While staying at West End Hostel, delight in your evening or night out at Kay’s Bar, Kenilworth, and Bailie Bar to get the most out of your nightlife.

What public parks are nearby West End Hostel?

While staying at West End Hostel, indulge in your morning or evening wander at nearby park which include Gorgie/Dalry Community Park, Western Defences, and Football area.

When was West End Hostel built?

West End Hostel was built in 1900.

What was the average room rate for West End Hostel been in the past month?

The average room rate for West End Hostel in the past month is 22.3 GBP, compared to city's average of 109.02 GBP.

What do visitors love most about West End Hostel?

Past guests that stayed at West End Hostel have given this property a rating of 8.102 for its remarkable value for money as the main highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about West End Hostel's wellness amenities?

89.0% of our past customer reviews have given a positive appraisal and remarks about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for West End Hostel down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with young children have given to West End Hostel?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given West End Hostel an average rating of 7.3. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at West End Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the specified periods may be charged an additional fee.

Is breakfast offered at West End Hostel?

Wake up to an amazing continental breakfast at West End Hostel. Travelers can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3 GBP for adults if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the property.

What people love about West End Hostel

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "The beds are relatively clean, and that's about it."

    Jonathan

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    July 15, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Near centre and easy walk."

    Paul

    |

    April 22, 2023

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "It was so lovely and chill."

    Nguyen

    |

    November 23, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,768 Edinburgh properties
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Room size
27 sqm.
Value for money score
8.1/10
Location score
7.9/10
Better than
97
%
of Edinburgh properties
Bigger than
94
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of Edinburgh properties
Better than
93
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of Edinburgh properties
Better than
92
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More about West End Hostel

More about West End Hostel

A Charming Stay in the Heart of Edinburgh at West End Hostel

Welcome to West End Hostel, a charming 3-star hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. With its prime location, this hostel offers easy access to the city's main attractions, vibrant nightlife, and cultural landmarks. Whether you're a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family looking for an affordable and comfortable stay, West End Hostel has everything you need to make your visit to Edinburgh truly memorable. Steeped in history, West End Hostel was built in 1900 and has been welcoming guests for over a century. The hotel underwent a renovation in 2018, ensuring that guests can enjoy modern comforts while still experiencing the building's original charm. As you step into the hostel, you'll be greeted by a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects the spirit of Edinburgh. With a total of 10 rooms, West End Hostel offers a cozy and intimate setting for its guests. Each room is thoughtfully designed to provide comfort and convenience, ensuring a restful stay. Whether you choose a private room or a shared dormitory, you'll find comfortable beds, clean linens, and ample storage space for your belongings. The hostel also provides shared bathroom facilities that are well-maintained and equipped with modern amenities.

Unwind and Socialize at West End Hostel's Entertainment Facilities

At West End Hostel, we understand the importance of creating a vibrant and social atmosphere for our guests. That's why we offer a range of entertainment facilities to ensure your stay is filled with fun and relaxation. Step into our lively bar, where you can mingle with fellow travelers and enjoy a refreshing drink after a long day of exploring Edinburgh. Whether you prefer a classic cocktail, a local craft beer, or a glass of fine wine, our friendly bartenders will be delighted to serve you. The bar also features a cozy seating area, perfect for unwinding and sharing stories with new friends. If you're in the mood for some fresh air, head to our beautiful garden. Surrounded by lush greenery, it's the ideal spot to soak up the Scottish sunshine or simply enjoy a peaceful moment amidst nature. Take a leisurely stroll, find a tranquil spot to read a book, or gather with friends for a picnic. Our garden provides a serene oasis in the heart of the city. For those looking to relax indoors, our shared lounge/TV area is the perfect place to unwind. Sink into one of our comfortable sofas and catch up on your favorite TV shows or movies. Whether you want to watch the latest blockbuster or indulge in a binge-worthy series, our large screen and cozy atmosphere will enhance your viewing experience. At West End Hostel, we believe that entertainment is an essential part of any memorable trip. Our bar, garden, and shared lounge/TV area provide the perfect spaces to socialize, relax, and make lasting memories during your stay in Edinburgh.

Convenience at Your Fingertips: West End Hostel's Top-Notch Facilities

At West End Hostel, we understand the importance of convenience during your stay in Edinburgh. That's why we provide a range of top-notch facilities to ensure that your every need is met. Our laundry service takes the hassle out of keeping your clothes clean and fresh, allowing you to pack light and make the most of your time exploring the city. For your peace of mind, we offer safety deposit boxes where you can securely store your valuables. Whether it's your passport, laptop, or other important belongings, rest assured that they will be kept safe throughout your stay. Stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, allowing you to easily plan your itinerary, stay in touch with loved ones, or catch up on work. And for those who prefer to stay connected in the comfort of their own room, we also provide free Wi-Fi in all our rooms. Traveling with heavy luggage? No problem! Our luggage storage service allows you to store your bags securely while you explore the city without any unnecessary weight on your shoulders. Lastly, our dedicated housekeeping team ensures that your room is kept clean and tidy throughout your stay, allowing you to relax and unwind in a comfortable environment. At West End Hostel, we prioritize your convenience and strive to make your stay in Edinburgh as enjoyable as possible.

Convenient Transport Facilities at West End Hostel

At West End Hostel, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. Whether you're looking to explore the charming streets of Edinburgh or venture out to the breathtaking Scottish countryside, we have you covered. For those who prefer guided tours, we offer a wide range of options to suit every interest. Discover the city's rich history and iconic landmarks with our knowledgeable local guides. Explore the majestic Edinburgh Castle, stroll along the historic Royal Mile, or immerse yourself in the captivating tales of the haunted underground vaults. Our tour desk is always ready to assist you in planning an unforgettable adventure. If you prefer to have the freedom to explore at your own pace, we also provide car hire services. With our reliable and well-maintained vehicles, you can easily navigate the city and beyond. Whether you want to embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque Scottish Highlands or visit nearby attractions such as the stunning Loch Ness or the charming town of St. Andrews, our car hire services offer the flexibility and convenience you need. At West End Hostel, we strive to make your stay as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. With our convenient transport facilities, you can easily access all that Edinburgh and its surroundings have to offer, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Comfort and Convenience at West End Hostel

At West End Hostel, we prioritize the comfort and convenience of our guests. Our rooms are equipped with a range of facilities to ensure a pleasant stay. Each room comes with a hair dryer, allowing you to easily style your hair and look your best throughout your stay. Additionally, all our rooms feature satellite/cable TV, so you can relax and unwind while enjoying a wide selection of channels. Whether you're catching up on your favorite shows or staying up-to-date with the latest news, our room facilities have got you covered. Book your stay at West End Hostel and experience a comfortable and enjoyable stay in the heart of Edinburgh.

Delicious Dining Options at West End Hostel

At West End Hostel, guests can enjoy a range of dining options that are sure to satisfy their cravings. The hostel features an on-site restaurant, where guests can indulge in delicious meals prepared by skilled chefs. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty Scottish breakfast, a comforting lunch, or a delectable dinner, the restaurant offers a diverse menu with something for everyone. With its cozy ambiance and friendly staff, dining at the on-site restaurant is a delightful experience that shouldn't be missed. For those who prefer to cook their own meals, West End Hostel also provides a shared kitchen facility. Equipped with modern appliances and utensils, the kitchen offers a convenient space for guests to prepare their own meals and experiment with local ingredients. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, the shared kitchen provides a great opportunity to showcase your culinary skills and bond with fellow travelers. To start your day off right, West End Hostel offers a daily housekeeping service and a continental breakfast. Wake up to the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a wide selection of pastries, cereals, fruits, and more. The continental breakfast provides the perfect fuel for a day of exploring the vibrant city of Edinburgh. With its convenient location and delectable dining options, West End Hostel ensures that guests have a truly memorable stay.

Comfortable and Affordable Dormitory Rooms at West End Hostel

At West End Hostel, we offer a wide range of dormitory rooms to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're a solo backpacker or a group of friends looking for a budget-friendly accommodation option, we've got you covered. Our dormitory rooms include the 9-Bed Dormitory A with En-Suite - Mixed, the 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only, the 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only, the 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed, the 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, the 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, the 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed, and the 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed. Each room is thoughtfully designed to provide comfort and privacy, with sizes ranging from 14 to 84 square meters. By booking these rooms on Agoda, you can enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free experience. Agoda offers exclusive deals and discounts, ensuring that you get the most value for your money. With a few simple clicks, you can secure your reservation and have peace of mind knowing that your accommodation is taken care of. So why wait? Book your stay at West End Hostel on Agoda today!

Discover the Vibrant Neighborhood of Haymarket in Edinburgh

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, the vibrant neighborhood of Haymarket offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and modern amenities. This bustling area is known for its iconic Haymarket train station, which serves as a gateway to the city and beyond. Haymarket is a haven for food lovers, with a plethora of restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from. Whether you're craving traditional Scottish dishes or international cuisine, you'll find something to satisfy your taste buds. After a delicious meal, take a leisurely stroll along the charming streets and explore the eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, and local markets. History enthusiasts will be delighted by the nearby attractions, such as the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and the historic Royal Mile. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the city as you wander through centuries-old buildings and soak in the fascinating stories of the past. For those seeking entertainment, Haymarket is also home to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, where you can catch world-class performances and events. With its convenient location and vibrant atmosphere, Haymarket is the perfect base for exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or simply looking for a lively neighborhood to explore, Haymarket will captivate you with its charm and endless possibilities.

Convenient Transportation from Edinburgh Airport to West End Hostel

Located in the vibrant Haymarket area of Edinburgh, West End Hostel is a popular choice for budget-conscious travelers seeking comfortable and convenient accommodation. Getting to the hostel from Edinburgh Airport is a breeze, thanks to the various transportation options available. One of the easiest ways to reach West End Hostel from the airport is by taking a taxi. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions, and offers a hassle-free door-to-door service. Taxis can be found outside the airport terminal and provide a comfortable and efficient mode of transportation. For those looking for a more economical option, the Airlink 100 bus is a great choice. The bus departs from the airport every 10 minutes and takes around 30 minutes to reach Haymarket Station, which is just a short walk away from West End Hostel. This reliable and cost-effective service is ideal for travelers on a budget. Alternatively, if you prefer to use public transportation, you can take the tram from the airport to Haymarket Station. The tram journey takes approximately 25 minutes and offers a scenic route through the city. Once at Haymarket Station, it's just a short stroll to West End Hostel, allowing you to easily explore the surrounding attractions and landmarks. No matter which transportation option you choose, reaching West End Hostel from Edinburgh Airport is a straightforward and enjoyable experience. With its convenient location and comfortable amenities, West End Hostel is the perfect base for exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer.

Explore the Vibrant Surroundings of West End Hostel in Edinburgh

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's bustling West End, West End Hostel offers an ideal base for exploring the city's vibrant surroundings. Just a stone's throw away from the hostel, you'll find the renowned Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Take a guided tour and discover the secrets behind Scotland's favorite tipple, from the distillation process to the botanicals used in creating their award-winning gins. For a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle, head to Dean Village, a picturesque neighborhood located along the Water of Leith. Stroll along the charming cobbled streets and admire the historic architecture, including the iconic Dean Bridge. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views of the river and the quaint houses that line its banks. If you're in need of any medical assistance during your stay, the West End Medical Practice is conveniently situated nearby. Additionally, history enthusiasts can visit St. Mary's Cathedral, a stunning Gothic-style church that dates back to the 19th century. Marvel at the intricate stained glass windows and take a moment for quiet contemplation in this peaceful sanctuary. For those interested in cultural experiences, the Consulate General of Russia and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany are both within walking distance from the hostel. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and traditions of these countries by attending cultural events or exhibitions that are often held at these consulates. Art lovers will be delighted to know that the Dean Gallery, part of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, is just a short stroll away. Explore the impressive collection of contemporary and modern art, including works by renowned artists such as Picasso and Warhol. After a day of exploration, unwind at Landform, a beautiful park located nearby. Enjoy a leisurely walk or find a cozy spot to relax and soak up the serene atmosphere. For entertainment options, Cineworld Fountainpark is within easy reach, offering a variety of films and the latest blockbusters. Whether you're a gin enthusiast, history buff, art lover, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, West End Hostel's prime location ensures you'll have access to an array of landmarks and attractions that will make your stay in Edinburgh truly memorable.

Conveniently Connected: Haymarket Train Station near West End Hostel

Located just a stone's throw away from West End Hostel, Haymarket Train Station offers unparalleled convenience for travelers looking to explore the vibrant city of Edinburgh. This bustling transport hub provides excellent connectivity to various destinations, making it an ideal base for both business and leisure travelers. From Haymarket Train Station, visitors can easily access the city's top attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the iconic Arthur's Seat. The station is well-connected to the rest of the city via an extensive network of buses, trams, and taxis, ensuring hassle-free exploration of Edinburgh's rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you're arriving from the airport or planning day trips to nearby cities, Haymarket Train Station is the perfect starting point. With regular train services to Edinburgh Airport and other major cities in Scotland, guests at West End Hostel can effortlessly embark on their Scottish adventure. Additionally, the station's proximity to the hostel means that guests can easily return after a day of exploration and unwind in the comfort of their cozy accommodation.

A Gastronomic Delight: Dining Options near West End Hostel

When it comes to dining near West End Hostel, guests are spoiled for choice. Just a stone's throw away, Pizzeria 1926 offers authentic Italian pizzas made with the freshest ingredients. For those craving Japanese cuisine, Chizuru Tei is a hidden gem, serving up delicious sushi and sashimi. Locanda De Gusti is a must-visit for lovers of traditional Italian fare, with its cozy atmosphere and delectable pasta dishes. Rustom Restaurant is a popular spot for Indian cuisine, known for its flavorful curries and aromatic spices. If you're in the mood for a sophisticated dining experience, head to The Huxley, where you can indulge in modern Scottish cuisine and an extensive selection of whiskies. The Verandah Restaurant offers a fusion of Indian and Scottish flavors, with its unique menu showcasing creative dishes. Jasper's is a charming bistro that serves up classic Scottish dishes with a contemporary twist, using locally sourced ingredients. Harry's Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for a casual meal, with its diverse menu featuring burgers, steaks, and comforting pub grub. New Edinburgh Rendezvous is a beloved neighborhood eatery, offering a range of international dishes, from Thai to Mediterranean. Lastly, Maialino Deli & Cafe is a cozy spot for a quick bite, with its selection of freshly made sandwiches and pastries. With such a diverse array of dining options, guests at West End Hostel are sure to satisfy their culinary cravings.

Shop 'til you drop in the West End

Located in the vibrant West End neighborhood of Edinburgh, West End Hostel is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks that will satisfy even the most avid shoppers. Just a stone's throw away from the hostel, you'll find the RIAS Gallery, a haven for art enthusiasts looking to discover unique and contemporary works. For fashionistas, Arkangel and West End Village offer a wide range of trendy boutiques and independent stores, where you can find one-of-a-kind pieces to add to your wardrobe. If you're in the mood for some ethical shopping, head over to One World Shop, a fair-trade store that supports artisans from around the globe. For those interested in Vietnamese art and culture, Vietnam House Art Gallery is a must-visit, showcasing stunning artwork and traditional crafts. And if you're in need of any essentials or beauty products, the nearby Boots store has got you covered. For a more curated shopping experience, Boxsmall is a boutique shopping center that houses a variety of unique shops, perfect for finding that special gift or souvenir. After a long day of shopping, why not treat yourself to some pampering at One Spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate in their luxurious facilities. With such a diverse range of shopping landmarks just steps away, West End Hostel is the perfect base for an unforgettable shopping experience in Edinburgh.

Clean and Friendly Hostel with Great Facilities

West End Hostel in Edinburgh is a great choice for travelers looking for a clean and friendly place to stay. With its neat and clean rooms, this hostel offers great value for money. The staff are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, making guests feel welcome and at home. One of the highlights of West End Hostel is its fantastic bar, which features live music and a selection of Scottish beers. Guests love the lively atmosphere and enjoy experiencing the local culture. The hostel is also conveniently located, making it a perfect base for exploring Edinburgh, especially during the Fringe festival. Cleanliness is a top priority at West End Hostel, and guests appreciate the efforts made to maintain a clean and nice environment. The rooms are well-kept and good looking, making them a comfortable space for a short stay. The facilities are also impressive, with everything being kept in great condition. Overall, West End Hostel is highly recommended for its cleanliness, friendly staff, and great facilities. Whether you're visiting Edinburgh for the Fringe festival or simply exploring the city, this hostel provides a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

A Memorable Stay at West End Hostel

West End Hostel in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, has garnered an impressive overall rating of 7.9 from satisfied guests. With its excellent value for money, this hostel offers budget-conscious travelers a comfortable and enjoyable stay without breaking the bank. Guests have given West End Hostel an impressive rating of 8.1 for value, highlighting the affordable prices and high-quality amenities provided. The facilities at West End Hostel have also received positive reviews, with a rating of 7.7. Guests appreciate the well-maintained and modern facilities that cater to their needs. Whether it's the cozy common areas for socializing, the fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering, or the convenient laundry facilities, this hostel has everything guests need for a comfortable and convenient stay. In terms of cleanliness, West End Hostel has received a commendable rating of 7.9. Guests have praised the dedicated housekeeping staff for maintaining a clean and tidy environment throughout the hostel. From the dormitory rooms to the shared bathrooms, guests can expect a high standard of cleanliness that ensures a pleasant and hygienic stay. The location of West End Hostel has also been highly rated, with a score of 8.0. Situated in the vibrant West End neighborhood of Edinburgh, guests have easy access to a variety of attractions, restaurants, and bars. The hostel's central location allows guests to explore the city's famous landmarks and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the surrounding area. The staff at West End Hostel have received an impressive rating of 8.1 for their outstanding performance. Guests have praised the friendly and helpful staff members who go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay. From providing local recommendations to assisting with any inquiries or concerns, the staff at West End Hostel are dedicated to delivering exceptional service and creating a welcoming atmosphere for all guests. Overall, West End Hostel in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, offers an affordable and comfortable accommodation option with excellent value for money. With its modern facilities, cleanliness, convenient location, and exceptional staff performance, this hostel provides a memorable and enjoyable experience for all guests.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Rental car

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Time Bar (The West End Hostel)
  • Cuisine: Local, British, Scottish
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

35 Palmerston Place, Haymarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5AU
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    8.9 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    54.9 km
Public transportation
  • Haymarket Train Station
    460 m
  • Edinburgh Train Station
    1.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • West End Medical Practice
    130 m
Shopping
  • Ocean Terminal
    4.3 km
Convenience store
  • Tesco Express
    470 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    330 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.2 km
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    1.4 km
  • Royal Mile Street
    1.5 km
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.8 km
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    1.8 km
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.8 km
  • Calton Hill
    2.3 km
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    2.9 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    3.6 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    4.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • West End Medical Practice
    130 m
  • Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
    210 m
  • your GP
    220 m
  • Consulate General of Russia
    230 m
  • Consulate General of Japan
    240 m
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
    240 m
  • Consulate of Denmark
    260 m
  • Old School Playground
    310 m
  • Dean Village
    330 m
  • Consulate of the Netherlands
    350 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property offers a 20% discount at the restaurant.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee20 GBP
  • Distance from city center0.5 miles
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1900
  • Most recent renovation2018
Parking
  • Daily parking fee21.00 GBP

Reviews of West End Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.8
Service8.1
Value for money8.1
Cleanliness7.9
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality7.7
Facilities7.6
High score for Edinburgh
Rating
9+ Exceptional (29)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (28)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (15)

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10.0
Exceptional
Paul from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2023

Hostel”

Very pleasant hostel, staff are friendly and helpful. Near centre and easy walk. Have large screen sky sports. Other guests friendly, mostly young travellers. Has good kitchen facility. Definite yes for stay.

Reviewed April 23, 2023
9.6
Exceptional
Alex from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Great value, good location, busy dorm! ”

The West End Hostel was a great base for a week in Edinburgh; it was great value and the staff were really friendly. I was in the 24 bed dorm, which was pretty busy, although most of the time this wasn't a problem for me.

Reviewed July 02, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Guillaume from Belgium
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

A nice, quiet place near the Water of Leith with a friendly staff.”

The Location is satisfactory. You are a 15 min walk away from Prince's Street and the nearest of the city center, and 45 min away from the furthest of the city center. The area is residential and quiet, but down the street you have a main street from Prince's Street to the Haymarket, where you have pubs, shops, smaller, cheaper restaurants as well as nicer ones. If you like to spend the night out partying, be ready for a ~40 min walk to the most active part of the town. On the other hand, the Hostel is situated 10 mins away from the beautiful and peaceful Water of Leith, which would be a highlight for those who want to enjoy a quiet afternoon in this small pocket of nature inside the city. So +1 to the location thanks to this. The Hostel has its own bar on the floor ground, common facilities downstairs and rooms and bathrooms upstairs. The bar is open to all with average to slightly above average prices (including your resident discount). That area is extremely nice and clean, and on some nights the bar is a nice plce to hang out peacefully, on some others there are activities planned (live music, quizzes...). The common facilities and room on the other hand are only cleaned once a week, on monday. A lot of people using only a couple stalls, the bathroom can be pretty unclean. They have suffered quite a lot from the use as well. The kitchen is okay-ish clean, although I believe the rules regarding cleaning and dishwashing should be better enforced. The bed linens were not all really clean. The common room ("backpacker's lounge") is not great (a couple tables, a tv, a computer), but there is a nice small, quiet (again, residential area), garden with a couple tables. On the other hand, the kitchen is pretty cool with a variety of utensils (although most are in poor condition), and you have access to various plugs and lockers. The staff was for the most part extremely friendly and helpful. All in all, recommended for someone solo traveling or in couple looking for

Reviewed June 13, 2016
7.6
Very good
Chainarong from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Valuable for money but there is a pickpocket inside the hostel”

It is valuable for money. The distance is quite far from the railway station but you can go by walking. The hostel location is near the Haymarket that we can find a lot of food. Unfortunately, my friend was suffered from a pickpocket that stole her purse in a kitchen of the hostel in our last day morning. You should be careful in the public areas here. The staff is very useful, he helped us look for CCTV. We phoned a policeman then they came to help us. However, we could not find the pickpocket. Thank you everyone.

Reviewed April 19, 2019
7.3
Very good
Chomphunut from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Have a great night stay ”

Clean, friendly staff, spacious

I had a great night at the West End hotel. A short hair woman at the bar who is also a reception is super nice. She is friendly and check us in very fast. The room and bath room are clean and have plenty of space. The shower is modern and hotel also provide hair dryer, which I do love this a lot. Parking is free and not too far from the hotel. However the bed is quite too soft becouse there is no solid support under the bed. It is just a net under and all buildings around the hotel is looked alike.For me it's hard to find .

Reviewed July 16, 2014
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