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Light House Hostel

20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #12 of 185 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

love the showers,the common area,the free breakfast,and the fluffy bed!the staff here are also very helpful with all my queries,even allowed me to use the shower after check-out.great place!will be back again.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best hostel I've been during my trip in May/14. First, all members of staff were very, very kind. The hostel is clean and the common spaces provided me tons of good conversation - and I've just stayed for 2 nights. The 8 bed room is comfortable, and there are very good and big lockers for your valuables or even... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very very nice for a hostel. The owner is clearly very keen to make the place feel like home, and goes out of his way to help. The incence and fairy lights along the staircase were a nice touch. Lots of people came into the dorm at night, but I didn't hear any arrive. Only downside is the distance from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I only stayed at the Light House Hostel for one night, but I will most definitely be returning next time I find myself in Edinburgh. First of all, I had made a mistake with my booking, and Ricky was kind enough to amend it for the next day at a very short notice without extra cost. The location is excellent,... More

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Richardlo7, Owner at Light House Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! With regards to curfew - we don't actually have a curfew! Once our guests check in, each person gets a set of keys which they can use to come in and out of the hostel whenever they wish. We just ask that when guests come in late to be extra quiet so not to... More

Oban, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We brought a school party of 16 children here- in advance of the stay, Ricky could not have been more helpful-not only did he give us exclusive use, but he advised on places to visit, eat and gave us simple easy to follow directions. The hostel itself is sparklingly clean, with excellent bathroom/toilet facilities. The kitchen is also very clean,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Really nice place, very welcoming, comfortable and with a great atmosphere! Its in walking distance from the old town. The staff was very helpful and also accommodated special requests. Great value for money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

excelent location just 15 minutes walking to the center. the owner of the hostel is very kind and always ready to help. during the fottball maches he turned on the big screen and we could always watch all the games. trully recommended. breakfast could have more options.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Light House Hostel for 1 week from January 22nd to January 29th in a dormitory with shared bathroom. We had a really nice stay and I certainly recommend the Light House Hostel. It is impeccably clean. The common room is comfy. The kitchen is a bit tiny but it also contributes to your... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A great hostel not far from the city centre, stay there during Christmas and they cook a very nice scotish dishes. Warm welcome from all the staff and seems like all the travelers really enjoy their stay there. Including me :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a wonderful little hostel, very close to the city centre and with an overall relaxing and homely experience. The price is very reasonable and the large home-cinema lounge is a happy surprise. The staff is helpful, welcoming and professional, and the beds were exquisite! I would definately stay here again!

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Address: 20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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The Light House is a truly unique place to stay - 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. We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle. Reception is open from 7am 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 entry until the following day. The Light House is a loving, caring and sharing place to be - we donate 10% 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 are situated in the artistic area 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! The communal living areas are clean and cosy providing a great space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. 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. We have a fully equipped self catering kitchen including a dish washer...... so no need to wash up, Yey! 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 provide all these free stuff: Free breakfast consisting cereal, toast, jam, butter spread, marmalade, tea and coffee. Free tea and coffee all day. Free Wi-Fi, free internet access on a desk top computer. Free lockers, free towel hire, free linen. Free power adaptor hire, free reading light hire. Free ear plugs, free shower gel. We offer a variety of bright and spacious rooms ranging from a 2-bed private room to a 10-bed dorm. The 2-bed private room has a double bed and a single bed - so it can accommodate up to a family of 3. We operate a no shoes policy in The Light House to keep the house in spotless order, a shoe rack and slippers are provided at the entrance making it feel like a real home from home. 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 communal areas 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 10:30. Reception is open from 7:00 to 22:00. Cancellation policy is 72 hours in advance. ... more   less 
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