HOW TO FIND US

DIRECTIONS

We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle. We are situated in the artistic area of Tollcross, in the south-east part of the city centre. Nearby are 4 cinemas, 3 theatres, a concert hall, a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee houses – and a co-operative super market that opens till 10pm for your essential supplies!

Please note that there are two number 20's on Gilmore Place!
It is not the first one - which is a music shop at 20 Lochrin Buildings.
The Light House Hostel is 100 meters further along - walk past the shops - look for the red telephone box in our front garden!


From Edinburgh Bus Station
[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (10 minutes).

[Bus] : Cost £1.60 single. £4.00 day ticket. (15 minutes).
From the coach station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops. Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.


From Waverley Train Station
[Taxi] : Cost around £7. (10 minutes).

[Bus] : Cost £1.60 single. £4.00 day ticket. (15 minutes).
From Waverley Train Station, ask for directions for the Scott Monument on Princes Street which is a 5-minute walk. At the Scott Monument, look for the west-bound bus stop for 10, 11, 15, 16. Ask the driver to let you off at Tollcross.

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops. Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.


From Edinburgh Airport
[Taxi] : Cost around £25 for up to 8 passengers. (25 minutes)
We can pre-book a taxi to wait for you at the airport. Email us for more information.

[Skylink 300 Bus] : Cost £2.50 single. (55 minutes: 50 min. bus time + 5 min walk). This takes you directly to Tollcross. Ask the driver to let you off at the stop called "Tollcross/Lauriston Place". Hostel is 5 minutes walk.

[Tram] : Total journey around 50 minutes. Cost £5.50 single, £8.50 Return. (30 minutes tram time). Get off at Princes Street; then take a west-bound Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50).

[Airlink 100 Bus] : Cost £4.50 single, £7.50 Return. (50 minutes: 30 min. bus time + taxi, bus or walk).
Ask the driver to let you off at the West End (Shandwick Place), then cross the road and walk to Lothian Road, where you can:
• take a taxi from outside Caledonian Hotel to the Hostel (5 minutes, £5); or
• take a Bus 10, 11, 15, 16 to Tollcross (10 minutes, £1.50); or
• walk to the Hostel (15 minutes).

At Tollcross, ask for Gilmore Place. The Light House is 100 meters along the street - walk past the shops. Look for the red telephone box in our front garden.

PARKING

There is free parking at the front of the hostel in the evenings and on Sundays. Please see below for more detail.

Secure parking is also available in a nearby garage at £12.50 for 24 hours. Ask for more detail when you arrive.

Monday - Friday
Front of Hostel:
6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
8:30am to 5:30pm - £1.60 per hour.
5:30pm to 8:30am - free parking.

Check exact restrictions at reception.


Saturday
Front of Hostel:
6:30pm to 8:00am - free parking.

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day !

Check exact restrictions at reception.


Sunday
Front of Hostel:
Free parking all day !

Pay and Display Bay:
Free parking all day !


Secure Parking
£12.50 for 24 hours.
Available in a nearby garage. Ask for more detail when you arrive.