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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!

(18+ only)


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


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 or twin rooms. Towels included.

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


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!

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