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Originally known as Budget Backpackers, this Kick Ass hostel has been hosting travellers for over 15 years! In 2019 we gave her a bit of TLC and she came out feeling as sharp as ever!

Completely refurbished and uniquely redesigned, Kick Ass Greyfriars is quirky, vibrant and full of personality! Opposite the famous Greyfriars Kirkyard and on the corner of Grassmarket, you will be right in the heart and soul of Edinburgh when you choose us!

Standard Dorms

Live that classic hostel experience in a stylish and spacious dorm room! Settle into your dorm equipped with personal outlets and secure lockers, you’ll get a great night’s sleep in our comfortable beds to prepare you for the day’s adventures!… dibs on top bunk!

Room size: 30 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: No
Shared bathroom access: Yes

Double/Twin Rooms

Get that extra privacy without sacrificing the epic hostel culture! Perfect for duvet days, time by yourself or those romantic getaways, you’ll get the best of both worlds with our kick ass double rooms.

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

4 bed private dorm

You’ve got your three best mates, trains & planes are booked and your epic Edinburgh trip is planned, make it that much better by getting yourself a dorm for just your squad! We have an assortment of 4 bed dorms that are perfect for any getaway you have planned.

Room size: 4 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 trendy and uniquely designed Kick Ass Café & Bar on the ground floor is a great space to start your trip! Pop up to our famous VW Van Bar for a cheeky drink and enjoy a game of pool with your new dormmates!

See you back there for the evening event.
Check out our evening activities and menus here.

Shared Bathroom

Clean, sleek and dare we say stylish! You read it right, and yes, we are talking about 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)
  • Pool Table
  • 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!