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Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kick ass hostel is a great place to stay. Awesome location right at the edge of Grassmarket, just under the Castle. 10 mins walking to Royal Mile. Loads of pubs and bars close by, Sainsbury's just down the street. We stayed in the 12-bed room...More

Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Traveled all over the UK and this was one of the coolest places to stay. We started our journey in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, and Dublin. The Kickass Hostel was by far one of the best we stayed at. They have a great...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bed/pod setup was comfortable and a fun experience. Bathrooms weren't the best but they weren't the worst I've had to deal with. Location was really close to a lot of the shops and we were able to walk to Edinburgh Castle. If you have...More

Thank Kayla R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel, is in a great location. Bathrooms are dirty, and seats are covered in urine since there are no urinals. Any disturbances you make can result in eviction without any warnings and no refunds. The pods are fairly clean but still have long black...More

Thank clt22018
Response from KACrew, General Manager at Kick Ass HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you liked the location of the hostel, it's great being able to host our guests in such a central location in Edinburgh. We are slightly confused by your feedback regarding cleanliness as you mention...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

I was a bit nervous doing a pod, but after previous experiences in hostels over the years of noisy other roommates and things getting stolen I thought the pod is something to try--and I'm glad I did! It was like I was sleeping in a...More

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Response from KACrew, General Manager at Kick Ass HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased that you decided to try out one of our new pods and loved it too! The increased privacy and quietness is one of the best parts of the pod...More

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AWESOME CITY CENTRE LOCATION... FREE WIFI throughout hostel....FREE CITY TOUR....FREE DAILY BAR EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT. Our Luxury hostel opened in More April 2014 and already guests are raving about us. It has been designed to give you the best possible comfort and fun. All Rooms have FREE WIFI access. All beds have private lockers, private night lights, USB charging points and power point. Guests booking at KickAss also get free access to all facilities of our other KickAss Hostel (Budget Backpackers) only 2 mins away SECURITY: 24hrs Reception, No curfew. Security electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests. Security lockers provided for every bed. MODERN ROOMS: All rooms have wifi access, USB charging points at each bed, Private bed lights. Bunks have been designed to give Max headroom and mattresses are Hotel Superior quality. Fresh clean bed linen provided Free of charge. KEEP IT CLEAN - All of our rooms are cleaned every day. Our bathrooms and kitchens are constantly monitored for cleanliness. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness. FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE : If you arrive before check in time AWESOME FRIENDLY STAFF ; they are friendly and will tell you all the best places to go - and more importantly, where not to go! MODERN FACILITIES, including large self-catering kitchen and personal private showers pods. USB charging point for every bed, Private bed light KICKASS BAR: Walk through the door and you are guaranteed to be impressed. Meals from under a fiver . Pints from under £2.00. Daily Bar events and entertainment. Great place to meet new friends and fellow travellers KICKASS CAFE: Great place to meet during the day grab a sandwich or coffee Our motto is 'LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL', and we mean it. So what are you waiting for? !! Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$20 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kick Ass Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$20 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kick Ass Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
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Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Laura28_13
13 July 2017|
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Response from KACrew | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your enquiry. We are predominately a tourist hostel and we do not normally accommodate stag groups. We hope this information is of help to you . KA manager
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Caligiiiirl_19
11 December 2016|
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Response from KACrew | Property representative |
Hi there, unfortunately we do not have weekly rates at the moment. We keep our daily rates as low as possible to ensure our competitiveness and encourage our guests to stay for more than a couple of days . We hope this... More
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Room Tips
"Ask for 304 (1x double, 1x single bunk bed) if you want a good view of the market and don't mind a..."
KitKatKeven
15 Jul 2018
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"ask about last minute upgrades in off peak season"
aandrwx
19 Apr 2018
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"Bar is on top floor. Keep this is mind if you want quiet."
WManthorp
13 Jan 2018
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"Ask for a room with a view of the castle!"
Americangurl28
3 Oct 2017
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