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“Excellent Zen Hostel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Light House Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Zen Hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

I guess that have no another hostel like that in the world when you compare price and quality. The atmosphere is amazing and there were always people looking to chat, mainly in the kitchen. The breakfast is included, you can cook anytime and the kitchen is perfect and clean. Is not allowed to use your shoes inside the hostel, they give you slippers ;) The staffs makes you feel like in a zen spa :)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Daniel G
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Really cozy, staff absolutely helpful! Like your best friend's house. Location is a bit far from main atractions, but nothing really relevant, everything is at a walking distance. Highly recommended, I would come back in a heart beat!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

I spent two night with friends and was really good. Very clean and cozy. They gave me many tips about Edinburgh and I could see the best of the city. The atmosphere is great, because you can relax smelling of incense and, listening a calm song and finish your night watching a good movie in a small cinema inside the living room.
Kitchen very clean and tidy all the time.
Thank you for my amazing weekend.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Paulo_Maglia
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Pistoia, Italy
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

I spent three amazing nights in this nice hostel with my friends at the end of October and I enjoyed it very much. This was my first stay in a hostel and I did not expect to find a so familiar, youth and cleaned place! Upon our arrival Linda gave us many tips about the highlights of Edinburgh, a fantastic city. Thank you so much for your help! Our room had purple walls and was on third floor,the best position to sleep peacefully away from the noise . Each bed has a locker to keep safe your stuff and there is also a washbasin with a mirror upon it. I met a lot of nice people during our breakfast time that is a simple one but rich in essential things such as coffee,milk,cereals and different kind of fruit juice and you can enjoy it from 7 to 10 am. The kitchen is very well equipped. The wifi is free of charge and is a very good connection available even in the room. The hostel is situated in a perfect position where in ten minutes walking you can reach the city center and be surprised by the beauty of Edinburgh. The light house hostel provides you a very comfortable stay and a chance to meet day by day many interesting people from all over the world leaving a part of yourself in the heart of Scotland. Super recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

I only spent two days in Edinburgh, the city is cool and the hostel very very cool too! Impressively Clean, with a comfy lounge room, not so far from the best attractions (it depends on what you want to visit, but 15-25 min by foot). A 5 stars hostel, also because it has the most friendly staff ever :)

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paola R
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Very good hostel, nice price. It is a big house, and they give you this liberty, for example open kitchen and also a nice waiting room with a television, some songs and even a guitar for playing.
Good localization, 10-15 by foot from the castle and really close to the bus station that can take you to any where in the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alvarenga93
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Probably the cleanest hostel I have EVER stayed in. Very helpful, chilled out staff. A bit of a quiet in terms of socialising with other guests but it could have just been the time we were there. Highly recommended if you're lookng for reasonably-priced, clean, quiet accomodation

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruairimck
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Property: Light House Hostel
Address: 20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 214 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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