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Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel

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Restaurant
Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Private 4 Bed Dorm | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel

Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel

2.5-star property
Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near Royal Mile

8.0/10 Very good

86 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
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37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JR

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 7 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 2 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 10 min drive
  • Princes Street - 14 min drive
  • George Street - 15 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 29 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 20 min walk

Restaurants

  • The Bow Bar - 2 min walk
  • Made in Italy - 3 min walk
  • Petit Paris - 3 min walk
  • Grain Store - 3 min walk
  • Namaste Kathmandu - 3 min walk

About this property

Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel

Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel puts you 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Royal Mile and 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Edinburgh Castle. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other features include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff.

Languages

Czech, English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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 may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Off-site parking within 0.4 mi (GBP 11 per day); discounts available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages

  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: GBP 40 per person

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 5 and GBP 10 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 19 May and 31 July.

Parking

  • Parking is available off-site and costs GBP 11 per day (0.4 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

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

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
Kick Ass Greyfriars Adults Only Hostel
Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Is Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel currently open?
The property is closed between 19 May and 31 July.
Does Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel and nearby?
Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Grain Store (3-min walk), Namaste Kathmandu (3-min walk) and Oink (3-min walk).
What's the area around Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel like?
Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 9-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 7 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle.

Reviews

8.0

Very good

8.3/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

8.4/10

Amenities

8.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.2/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Joely, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

The hostel is perfectly located in the city centre (old town), the staff is super friendly and the rooms are ok. The only bad side were the bathrooms, they definitely need more cleaning during the day/night considering the amount of people that use them.
Giulia, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Shu Yi, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value for money
It's a backpackers hostel, but the location is really good, and I was able to explore the city. The staff are friendly, and food is good, but facilities are basic (which is expected). I liked it for the price.
Lewis, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Iyzam, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Anna, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An optimus stay
Excelent experience, located in an excelet point of the old city. Great atendance.
The bar and breakfast place
Combi bar always clean.
Lugagge store. Plenty of space.
José Gabriel, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Poor air in the room, so the window had to stay opened towards the street, noisy. Uncomfortable beds. Needed to purchase a padlock (or bring one) for locking my luggage. No calm area for relaxing.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

rohit, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Tasha, 1-night trip
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