• We‘re not just
    a Hostel...

  • ...We’re a Kick Ass Hostel!

  • Explore the city on
    your doorstep!

  • Meet like-minded

  • Soak up the history
    of Old Town!

  • Your ultimate Hostel
    experience is here!

Link to: Bar & Beer GardenLink to: Kick Ass GreyfriarsLink to: Kick Ass GrassmarketLink to: Group Bookings

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Our beer garden with awesome Edinburgh Castle views reopens on Friday 7th May, call or email to book!

Our hoste rooms are open for stays from June onwards. When you’re ready to travel make your trip KICK ASS!

Please note some facilities, such as shared guest kitchen, may not be in operation due to covid-19 restrictions.

Kick Ass Hostels is the ultimate choice whether you’re after a laid-back solo trip or a vibrant adventure with new friends! Right under the castle itself, you’ll be in the very heart and soul of Edinburgh with everything on your doorstep! Our brand new beer garden with stunning views of the castle is open daily for food and drinks.

We’ve got delicious breakfasts and cheeky cocktails, a wide variety of events to keep you entertained every night, unique artwork you’ll only see in our locations and, of course, comfy beds that’ll have you sleeping like a log!

Ready? Let’s go!

Link to: Kick Ass Grassmarket

Reasons to book direct!


No pre-payment

Best Rate

24/7 Assistance

Exclusive Deals on Parking



Our daily activities and events are sadly suspended for the moment due to their social nature. We hope to resume them as soon as it is possible in line with Covid safety guidelines.

Walking Tours
Join our daily city walking tour at 12pm with our knowledgeable crew.
Movie Night
Grab your drink and popcorn and get comfy as we show your favourite movies!
Pub Crawl
Returning soon: watch this space!