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Light House Hostel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Light House Hostel was centrally located and not a far walk from the main area. The beds were comfy and rooms quiet. Breakfast was simple but good and staff were friendly and helpful. There were slippers at the entrance for guests to use which was a nice touch and towel rentals were free. However bathroom/shower facilities were very limited and...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is one of the best hostel's i stayed at until now, real friendly and helpful staff, clean room, wide variety at the breakfast table, clean kitchen at you're disposal. very nice location, quiet street and not far from the center and all you need is nearby. and the slippers are an awesome way to make you feel cosy and...

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Thank Sander B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is a clean, fun, friendly hostel with a simple but nice breakfast included and walking distance to lots of great places in the city center. The staff are Christians and they keep solid morals in the house, but not crazy restrictive (just kind and respectful). Definitely would stay here again! Bathrooms are new and clean, mattresses great for a...

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Thank Bethany B
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Light House Hostel has the friendliest staff, cleanest facilities and very reasonable prices. Very central location, free breakfast... I can't praise it highly enough. It has a very homely feel, it's only a short walk to parks, shops and restaurants, close to buses. It's not really a party hostel, but you can have a good time there anyway. Free movies...

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Thank Brendan O
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I really like this hostel! The staff members are very helpful and friendly! The hostel has a big room with sofas, TV and computer, so that you can sit and relax while meeting new people from all over the world! It also has a kitchen where you can cook and breakfast is included as well! Besides, the hostel was very...

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Thank Bea M
Brookfield, CT
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The location is not as ideal as I had hoped. It is around a 15 - 20 minute walk (uphill) to the castle. The hostel is along a residential/guesthouse street which does mean that it is quiet at night time. The staff were helpful at times, although not always present. They had a separate side staff room, and so a...

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Thank Globetrotter378
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I've just arrived here for three nights and the welcome was great. The hostel occupies three floors,no shoes policy applies there, you arrive and you get slippers! The room is for six people but spacious, very clean with your own locker. Quiet during night time. Kitchen area very comfortable. It's very well located close to everything.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The staff was nice and helpful. It was clean and very well situated in the down town. The wifi worked perfectly. Several negative points: - not enough bathroom for the size of the hostel; - the kitchen is too small; - the breakfast is weak; - bed was not prepared; - a bit noisy; - old flat; - no towel...

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1Thank Navaja F
Dundalk, Ireland
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Spent 3 days in Edinburgh with my daughter. Most enjoyable part was the chats we had in the Lighthouse Hostel kitchen, where we met people from Canada, Singapore, USA, Ireland, Portugal . . . Really nice place to stay, warm and friendly, peaceful yet plenty of action.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I have stayed in this hostel with a group of friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the place is cleaned and the breakfast is good. It is close to pretty much everything if you're willing to walk for a few minutes. Absolutely recommend this hostel!

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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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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: €18 - €81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“"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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