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Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Hostel with restaurant, near University of Edinburgh

  • Free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between November 5 and May 25.

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18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, Scotland, United Kingdom
8.4.Very Good.
  • The hotel was very accommodating when there was a change that needed to be made to my…

    Aug. 16, 2019

  • The good Friendly staff Good water pressure The bad Very uncomfortable beds Very…

    Jun. 12, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK), Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Safe
Convenient
Transportation options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Parking available
    • Free WiFi
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 2000 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Conference center
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Garden

    Feel at home

    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Garden
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Coffee/tea maker

    What’s around

    • In Newington
    • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
    • Princes Street - 20 min walk
    • Royal Mile - 21 min walk
    • Edinburgh Castle - 28 min walk
    • Arthur's Seat - 20 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
    • Single Room, Ensuite
    • Twin Room, Ensuite
    • Twin Room (Single Use)

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In Newington
    • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
    • Princes Street - 20 min walk
    • Royal Mile - 21 min walk
    • Edinburgh Castle - 28 min walk
    • Arthur's Seat - 20 min walk
    • National Museum of Scotland - 21 min walk
    • Grassmarket - 23 min walk
    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 27 min walk
    • Princes Street Gardens - 29 min walk
    • St. Andrew Square - 29 min walk

    Getting around

    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 20 min drive
    • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 23 min walk
    • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 25 min walk
    • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 7 min drive
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    18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, Scotland, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Size

    • 2,000 rooms

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Onsite parking limited
    • Electric vehicle charging point on site

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the hostel

    Food and drink

    • Free full breakfast
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

    Things to do

    • Golfing nearby

    Working away

    • Conference center

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Facilities

    • Elevator
    • ATM/banking
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Picnic area

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker

    Freshen up

    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries

    Be entertained

    • 32-inch TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    More

    • Daily housekeeping

    Special features

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Fees & policies

    Hygiene and cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

    Policies

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Pollock Halls Hostel Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel
    • Pollock Halls Edinburgh First
    • Pollock Halls Hostel
    • Pollock Halls Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel
    • Pollock Halls Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
    • Pollock Halls Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls Hostel
    • Pollock Halls Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh 1st
    • First Hotel Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh First Hotel
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Scotland

    *See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, Pollock Halls does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • The property is closed between November 5 and May 25.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers British cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include The Salisbury Arms (4-min walk), Cafe Cassis (6-min walk), and Southpour (7-min walk).
    • Pollock Halls has a picnic area and a garden.
    8.4.Very Good.
    • 8.0.Very Good

      Comfortable stay.

      CHARLOTTE, 2 night family trip, Aug. 27, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Still good - but wobbly

      I last stayed here in August 2019, pre-pandemic, and gave it a real thumbs-up. The staff were really friendly and helpful and breakfast was great. That's still the case - but the place seemed slightly unsure of itself this time, thanks to post lockdown . And the wi-fi was almost non-existent which, for Fringe performers and reviewers, is pretty dire. I was told they're changing the system. It's still a great place to stay.

      Mike, 4 night business trip, Aug. 9, 2021

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Dirty and smelly

      Absolutely filthy. I will desist from sharing pics of the toilet out of concern for others. Room did not appear to have been cleaned, terrible odour, floor filthy, the desk surface left ink all over my wireless Apple charger, bedding Misty and smelly. So glad the system couldn’t take my card payment on arrival as not worth a penny. Didn’t bother with breakfast and got out as soon as possible the next day. Have stayed before and it was never like this. Really disappointing.

      Scott, 1 night trip, Jul. 31, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Very welcoming

      Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff at the hotel. Care is taken over keeping guests safe from possible risks re Covid, including with thorough cleaning of bedrooms and bistro where I enjoyed very tasty breakfasts and an evening meal.

      Ian, 2 night trip, Jul. 26, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Could not fault anything from booking in to leaving thankyou

      4 night business trip, Sep. 2, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Fantastic option for safe, clean accommodation- no frills but not expecting that from student accommodation. For somewhere to sleep and explore Edinburgh is perfect!

      3 night business trip, Sep. 1, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      The only minor issue I had was that my room was next to the elevator, which the noise (not terribly loud, but distinctive when quiet) could be a bit distracting when trying to get to sleep.

      3 night trip, Sep. 1, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Wholesome accommodation

      Good facility in handy location. Student type accommodation so not everybodys cup of tea but suits me. I like having a restaurant/bar on site and the breakfast is good and plenty of it.

      Pamela, 2 night trip, Aug. 29, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The staff at reception and everywhere were very welcoming and pleasant. The breakfasts was superb better than a four star hotel

      Mubarak, 1 night trip with friends, Aug. 27, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      in a quiet area but really close to city center and all major tourist attractions, really excellent budget accommodation, amazing buffet breakfast

      2 night trip, Aug. 26, 2019

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