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1 room, 2 adults

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)

2.5-star2.5 stars
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JR, United Kingdom

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Grassmarket
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Used this hostel on a group trip to Edinburgh. Great location, everything clean and staff…Feb 17, 2020
  • Everything was good. Also, need to be clean toilets. Jan 20, 2020

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)

  • Double or Twin Room
  • Private 4 Bed Dorm
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 People (Female Only)
  • Private 6 Bed Dorm
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 People (Female Only)
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room For 10 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room For 12 People
  • One Bed in a Dorm Room for 30 People

What’s around Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)


  • In Old Town
  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 4 min walk
  • Princes Street - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 25 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 20 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 13 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 43 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All guests must show a valid passport or ID. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • 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

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)’s small print

Also known as

  • Budget Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh
  • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh
  • Budget Backpackers
  • Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) Edinburgh
  • Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel) Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 40 per person

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 3 and GBP 10 per person (approximately)

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

Very Good 8.2 From 54 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice stay
Helpful staff, great location, nice service. They charge you for storing your luggage after you check out, which is not very nice because you have to either pay for it or carry your bag with you on your last day. For all the other things, it is recommendable, nice place to stay
Emre, ie2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
It had a great feel and touch to it. Did not expect shower to break and flood so that was disappointing
Stanley, us6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good place to stay
Good location, accomodation was as advertised. Easy check in.
Barry, gb2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Shared toilets is not fun
I had the bunk beds, its noisy on weekend, and i hated the shared toilets. The other outlets has individual toilets.
sg1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great short stay! Clean and friendly
Clean rooms, really friendly staff and great location. I would definitely stay here again. Booked as I was driving to Fife the next day so just wanted one night in Edinburgh and location was fab. I was a bit questionable when I booked it as it was so cheap but can’t fault the place! A bit noisy but to be expected when staying so central
Eleonora, gb1 night trip with friends

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)

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