Region: Scotland

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: 20 Gilmore Place, , Edinburgh EH3 9NQ

Contact: 07910 834 785



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.  It’s a cosy 'home from home' for single travellers, families and groups.

We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle.  And close to the High Street and National Museum.  Nearby are 4 cinemas, 3 theatres, a concert hall, a wide selection of restaurants and coffee houses.

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.

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What size groups do they cater for?

We can accommodate up to 34 guests.

Please provide location information?

We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle.  We are situated in the artistic area of the city centre - Tollcross. 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!

Why you are great for educational visits?

When you book the exclusive use of our hostel, it gives a homely and cosy environment for your group activities.

We have a home cinema for you to show educational films.

Live music sessions. BBQ around the camp fire.

We are close to Edinburgh's two art house cinemas, the best theatres and only 15 minutes’ walk from the Castle.

King's Theatre / Haymarket Railway Station / Castle / Grass market - Light House is close to everything.

Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

We have 6 bright and spacious rooms:

2-bed private room - with a double bed and a single bed.

4-bed dorm

4-bed dorm

6-bed dorm

6-bed dorm - with en-suite shower room

10-bed dorm

There are 3 modern shared shower rooms.

Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?

Yes, guests are very welcome to take home the memory of their enjoyable stay here.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We can provide risk assessments. Please ask for details.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Prices start from £15 per person per night.

Prices for exclusive use of the whole hostel:

Weekdays: from £540 per day.

Weekends: from £600 per day.

Please email us for exact price as they vary depending on season.

Please list facilities available?

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 muesli, cornflakes bran flakes, toast, jam, butter spread, chocolate spread, peanut butter, 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 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.

·  24 Hour Security

·  Adaptors

·  BBQ

·  Bicycle Parking

·  Board games

·  Book Exchange

·  Breakfast Included

·  Cable TV

·  Common Room

·  DVD's

·  Free City Maps

·  Free Internet Access

·  Free WiFi

·  Games Room

·  Hairdryers

·  Hot Showers

·  Housekeeping

·  Internet Access

·  Kitchen

·  Laundry Facilities

·  Linen Included

·  Lockers

·  Luggage Storage

·  Outdoor Terrace

·  Parking

·  Reading Light

·  Safe Deposit Box

·  Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

·  Tours/Travel Desk

·  Towels Included

·  Washing machine

Are there disabled facilities?

Details on request.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited your Accommodation?

We are rated top # 1 hostel in Edinburgh!

Read our brilliant reviews here:

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

If you have any individual requests then please ask as we will try to accommodate all needs.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Hostels