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The Light House is a truly unique place to stay. We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle. 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.

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!


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Best hostel in Edinburgh, possibly the UK. These guys have the most welcoming hostel we've ever seen. The place is warm and inviting, exceedingly well kept and maintained, and Gav and the staff are the most lovely and accommodating people. Our room was fresh and clean, beds were great and the communal kitchen was so well equipped. The lounge was awesome with computer internet and movies to watch and the great atmosphere with everyone else was refreshing after some other hostels. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
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One of the best hostels we've been. Stayed for 4 nights, the staff is superfriendly and helps out with everything. The living room has a computer with free internet acces, the wifi is good, there is a large beamer (superb quality) where you can check out movies you like (great database), the kitchen is also new as are the bathrooms. the guests come from all over the world but that is the story of hostels ofcourse. the walking distances are good since the hostel is situated on the edge of the old town (middle of centre). hence, a very unique hostel that has a lot to offer besides a bed. greetings from the netherlands


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Lauren DGlasgow, UK
Sweeeeeet! Lovely folks, lovely place, all the amenities you could ask for and a safe place to sleep. All for cheap in a great Edinburgh location. You also get access to a nice kitchen, free tea and coffee, a chilled out living room with the option to watch millions of films on the projector and get online for free! I'm sold :D
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Lucy MAustralia
I was traveling with my brother and we loved this place!!! The staff were all sooo friendly!! Helped us to our rooms, shoed us where everything was located and they were always willing to offer advice if asked. They were well informed on local bus routes, local attractions, cafes etc. They were great!!! The rooms were clean and nicely spaced!! They were also cleaned daily!!! The showers were also good, lots space in the bathroom too. The general atmosphere of the hostel was great too! Lots of opportunities to meet people. The kitchen was a great meeting place at breakfast. Again just a lovely little hostel. The location was also good, right on a bus line and only a 15 minute walk to the royal mile!!!


Wi-FiHigh speed
High speed Wi-Fi throughout the hostel - in every room.
Breakfast7am - 11am
Selection of cereals, toast, jam, butter, marmalade, tea, coffee.
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
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access


  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace


  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machine
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Tax included