Region: Scotland

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: 5/3 West Register Street, , Edinburgh EH2 2AA

Contact: 0131 557 0036



Haggis Hostels is Edinburgh’s Premier Private Hostel. Available for Exclusive Hire for groups up to 34 we are the ideal accommodation option for school groups visiting the beautiful, historical city of Edinburgh. Our Hostel is located a few steps away from Edinburgh’s Princess street and is within walking distance of all of the city’s attractions and places of interest including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and The Scottish Parliament. Should you wish to travel further afield we are located a few minutes’ walk from St Andrew’s Square bus and Coach station and Edinburgh’s Waverley Train Station.

Private tours and coach trips can also be arranged.

In total we have 34 beds split in to, Four rooms of 4 beds, One room of 8 beds and One room of 10 beds. All of these rooms have locking doors and the main door is securely locked at all times. We also have CCTV security survelance in all of our communal areas and a 24 hour manned reception desk thus giving a sense of security to all of our guests.

The lobby area has a number of computer s that are free to use. We also have wireless internet access throughout. We have a fully functional guest kitchen which you can use to prepare your own evening meals and packed lunches or we are more than happy to do this for you.

When hiring the hostel exclusively you are able to use any of our rooms as you wish. We are extremely flexible and able to cater for most of your needs so if there is anything particular that you require please do not hesitate to let us know and we will happily endeavour to fulfil your requirements.


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What size groups do they cater for?

We are able to accommodate groups up to 34. Smaller group are catered for. Please contact us with any queries.


Please provide location information?

Haggis Hostels is located in Edinburgh’s City Centre. We are within five minutes walk from Edinburgh’s Waverley Train Station and St Andrew’s Square bus Station. We are also only 5 minutes walk from the main Airport Shuttle link Terminus. The airlink 100 shuttle service takes approximately 30 minutes from Edinburgh Airport. When staying at  Haggis Hostels you are within walking distance of all of our major attractions and places of historical interest. We are also in the centre of most major bus routes.


why you are great for educational visits?

The security and peace of mind offered to school groups choosing exclusive hire at Haggis Hostels is second to none. Our friendly local knowledge assists our guests to make the most of their time in Edinburgh and Scotland. We are in touch with local businesses and use our contact’s to assist with your plans arranging everything from travel arrangements to dinner plans.


Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?

At Haggis Hostels we are able to tailor our facilities to the needs of the particular group. When booking exclusive hire our hostel and our staff are at your disposal so please feel free to inform us of any special request. We endeavour to meet all of your needs be it having a room set up a particular way, breakfast at a certain time or a meet and greet airport pick up. Please just let us know.


Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

All of our bedrooms are equipped with full sized single bunk beds. We have four rooms of 4 beds, one room of 8 beds and one room of 10 beds. We have 4 showers all with separate locking doors. A sink and wash area with 2 sinks. A female toilet area with 3 toilet cubicles. The male facilities comprise of 2 toilet cubicles and 2 urinals with a hand wash area. Kitchen: Our high specification Guest Kitchen has a dining area within. The kitchen facilities have 8 hob rings, 2 ovens, 2 double toasters, 2 kettles, 2 microwaves, 2 sinks and ample pots and pans. We also have catering equipment located off the premises that can be brought in upon request. We can seat 34 students at a time split between 2 rooms. We have 2 televisions one in our Gallery room and one in the kitchen dining area. They have U.S.B ports for your use if required.  


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

Please feel free to take photos and videos whilst you are here.


What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We have regular fire drills and fire safety inspections. We also have our own risk assessments and feel free to visit the premises to carry out your own risk assessments prior to your visit.


What is the cost of the accommodation?

Our rates for exclusive hire begin at £850 per night mid week and £1050 at the weekends. This price is inclusive of breakfast.


Please list facilities available?

We are able to supply meals and packed lunches. Menus are available upon request with daily meals beginning at £9.95 per person and packed lunches beginning at £4.95 per person.

We have a high specification guest kitchen. We have internet access throughout and computers are available for use.

We have snacks and drinks available to purchase. We supply tea and coffee facilities free of charge. Fresh milk is available free of charge for the tea and coffee.

We have a common area. We have 2 x televisions.

We have a D.V.D player.

We have laundry facilities.

We have a 24 hour reception desk. We have hairdryers available for hire. We have towels available to hire.

We offer luggage storage. We have lockers and secure safe’s available for hire. We supply clean white linen free of charge.


Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

We carry out an regular first aid and health and safety course at the hostel and most of our staff are qualified first aiders holding an emergency first aid at work certificate.


Are there disabled facilities?



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

We have many excellent reviews to choose from on sites such as trip advisor.

Here is a review from a teacher from Switzerland who had a group stay with us for 5 days in February 2012. They booked exclusive hire:  Niel S

La Sagne, Switzerland
“Great exclusive hire !”

Reviewed 8 May 2013

Travelled to Edimburgh with 25 students and spent 5 great days at the haggis hostel. We were offered an exclusive hire of the hostel and this is great with a group. Staff are VERY welcoming and helpful. Christopher's cooking has to be tasted !! Thank's to all the staff. Cheers Niel

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

Our staff are renowned for being warm, friendly and welcoming. We find nothing a chore and are more than happy to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that your stay with us is a pleasant one and you can enjoy Edinburgh and Scotland to the full.

Age of Children / Pupils: 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

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