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The Light House is a loving, caring and sharing place to be - we donate 50% 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 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. 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 have a fully equipped self catering kitchen including a dish washer...... so no need to wash up, Yey! We offer complimentary tea and coffee all day, high speed Wi-Fi, free lockers, linen, towels and shower gel.

We have 6 bright and spacious rooms:
2-bed private room - with a double bed and a single bed - sleeps upto 3 guests.
4-bed dorm
4-bed dorm
6-bed dorm
6-bed dorm - with en-suite shower room
10-bed dorm

Reception is open from 8am 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 check in until the following day.

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 lounge and kitchen 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 11:30.
Reception is open from 8:00 to 22:00.

Maximum stay: 1 week.

Guests under the age of 15 must stay in a private room with a family member who is over 18. Guests aged 16 and 17 travelling alone must have a letter signed by a parent or a guardian giving explicit authorisation to travel alone, also they must provide a photocopy of their parent's/guardian's ID.


Maximum 10 persons per group. If your group is larger than this, please contact us first to discuss availability. Unfortunately we do not cater for stag and hen parties.


If less than 24 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first three nights will be charged.
If between 24 to 48 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first two nights will be charged.
If between 48 to 72 hours cancellation notice is given, price of first night will be charged.
12% deposit of the full booking will be charged for all cancellations.
No show will result the charge of the full booking.

Because of high demand during bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Christmas and Hogmanay, all bookings for these periods will need to be paid in full in advance. Soon after you have made your booking for these periods, we will charge your credit/debit card or send you an online PayPal invoice to be paid to confirm your booking. Cancellation policy for bank holiday weekends, sports event weekends, August, Christmas and New Year bookings is 14 days before arrival.

Cancellation by the hostel: The Light House Hostel reserves the right to cancel any booking, in which case any monies paid by the customer will be refunded; except in the case where the cancellation is due to unacceptable behaviour of the customer, in which case any monies paid by the customer will not be refunded.


Wi-FiHigh speed
High speed Wi-Fi throughout the hostel - in every room.
LockersLarge lockers
Large lockers in bedroom for each person.
MoviesHi-Def projector
Home cinema with surround sound and lots of movies.
Tea  &  CoffeeFree all day
Free tea and coffee all day, any time, any where.
TowelFree hire
Free hire towel for a refundable deposit.
Luggage StoreLighten your load
Enjoy your visit of Edinburgh without heavy luggage.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machine


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Tax included