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Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)

2-star2 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Elevator
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8EH, United Kingdom

City-center hostel within walking distance of Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Best value for money
Awesome vibe
Great location
Could use a good cleaning

Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)

  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Standard Studio, 1 Bedroom (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Standard Apartment, 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)
  • Standard Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, Kitchen (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)

What’s around Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)


  • Heart of Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 5 min walk
  • Princes Street - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 15 min walk
  • George Street - 19 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 23 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 25 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 32 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 411 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Towels are not included in the room rate. Towels are available for a surcharge.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 2015
  • Elevator
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)’s small print

Also known as

  • Destiny Student Brae House Hostel Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House Hostel Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House Hostel
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Holyrood Brae House
  • Destiny Student Holyrood (Brae House)
  • Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation) Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student - Holyrood (Brae House) Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Brae House (Campus Accommodation)
  • Destiny Student Brae House
  • Destiny Student Brae House Hostel
  • Destiny Student Holyrood (Brae House)
  • Destiny Student Brae House Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student Brae House Campus Accommodation Hostel Edinburgh
  • Destiny Student - Brae House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Destiny Student - Brae House Edinburgh Scotland
  • Destiny Student Brae House Campus Accommodation Hostel
  • Destiny Student Brae House Campus Accommodation Edinburgh


This property serves as accommodation for students during designated school terms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

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We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 158 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Convenient, if a little hot!!
This is the perfect place to stay overnight in Edinburgh, very affordable. However it is very slightly off the beaten track and is a fair walk to the City Centre, including hills. The staff are always friendly and knowledgable, however, there is one problem with Brae House and that is that because it is a concrete construction, the upper floors do tend to get extremely hot during the summer days and nights, and it is very difficult to control the temperature of the building - being student accommodation there is no air conditioning! Fans are provided but even so it remains a major issue here.
Colin, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Did the job. Shower didn’t drain and it wasn’t very clean. Bed was also really bad. Service was great though.
us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Never stay again
Worst ever for over $100 a night.. The place was like a maze to get around with no map available.light going out in the hallways, so felt on spooky unsside going to my at front desk, not helpful loo, no soap, no fans... the room had to be over 80F and window only opened a crack. The room was fairly clean but bed sheets smelt unclean..pillow case too small not covering pillow so the pillow half hung out, location was okay as this was one of the reasons why I choose this place but for the price it's a rip off. Would not stay again prefer pay a little more and have air-con in such warmer summer weather..
us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good location, fair value for money.
We stayed for 4 nights during the tattoo and fringe. We booked last-minute and paid a reasonable price compared to other hotels in the area. The accommodation was fairly basic, the rooms are quite spacious and reasonably clean although dusty in some places. As it's normally a student halls it does lack some of the facilities you would expect in a hotel - bedding is provided but towels are not - we had checked before we got there so brought our own, otherwise they can be rented from reception. There's also no soap provided in the bathroom, although on our third night this was available to collect in the reception. Our room wasn't cleaned at all while we were there and I don't know if this would happen during a longer stay. The rooms are quite warm and there isn't aircon, but fans can be borrowed without charge and we were comfortable after this. Each bedroom is part of a flat so you have access to a shared kitchen and living room - we didn't take advantage of this as we were out with friends most of the time, but if you were on a budget it would be a good way to prepare meals. Tea and coffee are provided at reception and there's also a donation table where guests can leave or take spare food items and toiletries etc. Overall you get what you pay for so for the money we paid and the time of year I would say it was good value. The location is very good and only 5 minutes walk to the bottom of the Royal Mile. Parking is limited but free on-street parking is available nearby.
Rebecca, gb2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
AWFUL! Noisy,Hot,Uncomfortable!
Terrible bed...old cheap mattress with springs almost poking through. Main railway line 100ft from one side of building and busy road (hill)15ft away from other side. Absolutely STIFLING HOT! Few small windows only open a crack...wouldn't be able to get out of them if there was a fire! VERY NOISY...door slamming starts 5.30am and continues til 2 or 3 am. Seems that no soft closures fitted to most rooms. EXPENSIVE for what it was and level of discomfort. Don't waste your money here!!
Gaynor, gb7 night trip

Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)

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