Offering stylish & comfortable accommodation in either shared dorms or private ensuite rooms in the centre of Edinburgh.
The West End Hotel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer.
Offering simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming. Choose to stay in either one of our small 6 bed dormitory rooms with En-suite or one of the larger dormitories with shared bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed!
Sleeping a total of 109 guests, the West End Hotel has the capacity to cater for large groups including school/university groups, sports tour or stag and hen parties.
We have 10 dormitory style shared accommodation rooms to choose from, each varying in size from a 6 bed to a 10 bed dormitory En-suite, and our 18 or 24 bed dorms with shared bathrooms. All our rooms offer wall mounted Triple Bunk Beds.
Please note we cannot accept anyone under the age of 18 in our dormitory rooms (with the exception of private groups who are travelling with teachers or adults). Children under the age of 18 are only permitted if reserving a whole dorm room for exclusive use and travelling with an adult.
- Bar & Bistro with weekly quiz and Live Music every Friday and Saturday
- 20% off your food & drink bill throughout your stay
- Continental breakfast available for £3 per person per day
- Free WIFI in public areas & Computer with Internet access
- Fully equipped shared kitchen and laundry room
- TV Lounge
- Fax/Printing Facilities (Charges apply)
- Iron and ironing board on request
- FREE fresh linen
- Towel hire £1 (no deposit required)
- Hot showers 24 hrs a day
- FREE Security lockers in each bedroom, 1 per person
- Each bed offers their own LED light, double USB charging point and 13amp socket
- Hair dryers and straighteners available throughout bathrooms and Vanity areas.
- Secure entry, key card locking system with NO CURFEW
- 24 Hour CCTV Security cameras
- Tour booking facilities
- Please note, we do not have a lift in the hotel and all rooms are accessible by stairs only over 3 floors
Food and Drinks
Dormitory guests have use of a fully equipped shared kitchen. Alternatively, guests can enjoy the hotel's Time Bar and Bistro which offers friendly service within comfortable and relaxed surroundings. All guests receive a 20% discount off food and drink throughout their stay.
Time Bar is open to residents and non-residents from 11.00am-11.00pm Sunday to Thursday and from 11.00am-1.00am on Fridays & Saturdays and offers fresh classic and contemporary home-cooked dishes. Breakfast is also available at an additional £3 per person, per day for continental breakfast (cereals, toast, tea/coffee and fruit juice), this can be pre-booked when booking accommodation.
The bar is open daily and serves a wide variety of traditional Scottish malts, wine, bottled and tap beers and lager. It is a great place to relax and have a quiet drink, watch international sporting events on the two large television screens or listen to live music. Live music takes place each month on a Friday and Saturday evening.
Grounds and gardens
Guests can sit and relax in the courtyard garden.
The hotel provides weekly entertainment including a pub quiz hosted every Thursday from 8.30pm and live music every Friday and Saturday night featuring some well known local acts. All major sporting events are shown on the hotel's 80-inch plasma TV screen.
Guests have use of free Wi-Fi & computer with internet access and a TV Lounge for dormitory guests. Fax/Printing facilities (Charges apply) and laundry room with iron and ironing board on request. Charging lockers are available in the dormitory rooms as well as hair dryers and straighteners. For security guests are provided with a secure entry, key card locking system and the property is monitored by 24hr CCTV security cameras. The hotel offers a tour booking and left luggage facility. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the ensuite rooms.
All guests checking into the hotel must have photographic ID with them in the form of a passport or driving license. Unfortunately, check in will not be permitted if Photo ID cannot be provided.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in our shared dormitory rooms.
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Breakfast (at additional cost)
Free broadband access (wifi)
Food and Drinks
Cooked breakfast (additional cost)
Continental breakfast (additional cost)
Lunch available (at additional cost)
Dinner available (at additional cost)
Museums (walking distance)
Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
Address: 35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EH12 5AU, United Kingdom
Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:00 (11:00pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)
Check Out: 02:00 (2:00am) - 11:00 (11:00am)
Late check in fee - Any guests arriving after 11.00pm, Sunday to Thursday or after 12.00am on Friday and Saturday will be required to pay a £5 late arrival fee to the member of night staff. Please note this is a one-off fee of £5 per booking and not per person.
The hotel does not have private car parking, on-street parking is available in pay and display bays which are payable between the hours of 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. Parking is free overnight from 6.30pm and all day Sunday.
There is also a 24 hour NCP car park nearby on Castle Terrace.
Trains to Edinburgh arrive at the cities famous Waverley Station which is around a 20-30 minute walk from the hotel.