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The first of the Kick Ass namesake, our Grassmarket hostel is smack-bang in the middle of the city – right under the castle!

Whether you’re in town to immerse yourself in culture, spice up your Instagram feed or check off your bucket list, Kick Ass Grassmarket is your perfect home base!

Standard Dorms

Classic dorm-style accommodation in shared rooms, with options for female-only dorms also available. Comfy beds, personal outlets, lockers and an all-around great way to meet new travel pals… dibs on top bunk!

Room size: 12 to 4 bed dorms (available for your group, please enquire)
Privates available: Book 4 and 6 bed dorms as private with our online booking system
Ensuite bathroom: Some dorms (please select ‘ensuite’ at time of booking)
Shared bathroom access: Yes

Double/Twin Rooms

Treat yourself to a little bit extra privacy with our private double rooms, perfect for duvet days, time by yourself or those romantic getaways!

Room size: 2 people
Ensuite bathroom: No
Shared bathroom access: Yes

Superior POD beds

Live your best hostel life by combining extra privacy with a dorm experience! Our special-designed POD beds are everything you’re wishing for (trust us). Close your curtain at the end of a long day for that comfort of a private space, read until the wee hours with your personal (colourful) lights, get super comfy with your own little nook for the night and fully relax, Kick Ass style!

Room size: 22 to 8 Pod dorms (available for your group, please enquire)
Ensuite bathroom: No
Shared bathroom access: Yes

6 bed private
with Castle View

There is no question about why this room is perfect for you and 5 of your pals! It may be the best view in the city, actually! Unwind in this spacious dormitory with panoramic views of the castle and Grassmarket area! Practically like staying in the castle itself…

Room size: 6 people
Ensuite bathroom: No
Shared bathroom access: Yes

You’ll always get the best rates and flexible options when you book direct with us!

Café & Bar

Our colourful and vibrant Kick Ass Café & Bar on the ground floor it the best place to meet fellow travellers and start your Edinburgh experience the right way.

Check out our evening activities and menus here.

Common Room

The Chillout room is exactly for that, to relax and enjoy. With an epic view of Edinburgh Castle, a TV so you can literally Netflix and chill(out), alongside plenty of outlets to keep you charged while you blog, this space can be whatever you need it to be.

Shared Bathroom

Top notch cleanliness, individual cubicles and even a funky design – yes, that’s our bathrooms! We have a selection of mixed, male and female only bathrooms, each with individual, lockable stalls for your comfort! All our bathrooms are cleaned and checked regularly through the day.

Car Parking

  • Exclusive car park deal when booked direct – from £11 per 24h!
  • Save more than 60% compared to street parking/other car parks
  • Central, secure location – moments from hostel
  • Instructions included in your booking confirmation
  • Already booked? Contact us with your reservation number and we can give you the car parking details!


  • Check-in 2pm
  • Check-out 10am
  • Quiet times 10pm – 7am
  • 18+
  • Hairdryers in bathrooms
  • Personal outlets (with USB)
  • TV with Netflix
  • Vending machines
  • Onsite bar
  • Merchandise
  • Tour bookings
  • Reception shop


Excellent atmosphere, right in the old town, near castle and main attractions. Every evening is an activity and during the day a free guided tour is offered. Safe and modern in an historic building with magnificent view over the castle rock.

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Clean, secure, fun, friendly, central location. Great staff and facilities.

This hostel has a great vibe with friendly people. Pub crawl with Cain was kick ass. His enthusiasm for a having a good time is contagious. I am happy I chose this place, would definitely stay here again!