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Great for the price! The bathroom really nice and clean. The room was small, but also orderly, clean, and cozy! A little farther from New Town/Old Town, but definitely walkable. Walked to Princes Street and was about 35 minutes to get there, but there also is a bus stop near by if you wanted to take the bus! Enjoyed my stay here, would definitely recommend!

The breakfast is spectacular. You definitely won't go hungry! The campus is right at the foot of King Arthur's seat so the backdrop is stunning and a bit away from the city bustle. There are sinks in the room but you share toilet and shower. Overall an excellent budget option, especially for solo travelers.

Nice place for a budgetary visitor. Only communal bathrooms.

Would’ve been fine if the rates were in line with staying in a dorm. But $175/night (during fringe festival) for a dorm room was pretty ridiculous. Staff was great but room quality was lacking.

Typical University housing. Very impressed with level of security on the grounds and access to floors/rooms for guests. Great cafeteria, good food selection with little to no waiting in line-ups. Attached pub (bar) and late night restaurant with big screen TV's is a plus if you can't be bothered with going into town. Would stay there again!

The staff was very helpful and the location is just aside the Arthur's seat. The room is small but no private restroom... Breakfast is at Student Cafe which was acceptable. I don't know if they change their comforter quite often since no bed alien was under comforter.

18 Holyrood Park Road Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of Edinburgh and Princes Street
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Newington, Pollock Halls is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as University of Edinburgh and Princes Street. This 3-star hostel has 2000 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a conference center.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. This hostel is home to a buffet restaurant and a bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 2000 rooms provide coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also available.


Property features

Guests of Pollock Halls enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and laundry facilities. Limited parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a gift shop, a picnic area, and wedding services.

Room options

Twin Room, Ensuite

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Twin Room (Single Use)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 1

Single Room, Ensuite

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Pollock Halls

Everyone (3) Family (1) Other (1)
5
Everyone

Great for the price! The bathroom really nice and clean. The room was small, but also orderly, clean, and cozy! A little farther from New Town/Old Town, but definitely walkable. Walked to Princes Street and was about 35 minutes to get there, but there also is a bus stop near by if you wanted to take the bus! Enjoyed my stay here, would definitely recommend!

By , from New Jersey on Jun 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2019

Dear Liz, Thank you for wonderful review following stay in our hotel. I am sure the team will be delighted and I will certainly pass this onto them. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel. Kind regards Pawel Szlachta

4
Friends

The breakfast is spectacular. You definitely won't go hungry! The campus is right at the foot of King Arthur's seat so the backdrop is stunning and a bit away from the city bustle. There are sinks in the room but you share toilet and shower. Overall an excellent budget option, especially for solo travelers.

By on Jun 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast and look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back again soon Kind regads Pawel Szlachta

5
Everyone

Nice place for a budgetary visitor. Only communal bathrooms.

By on May 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for awarding us top marks! I hope you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Kind regads Pawel Szlachta

3

dorm living

Everyone

Would’ve been fine if the rates were in line with staying in a dorm. But $175/night (during fringe festival) for a dorm room was pretty ridiculous. Staff was great but room quality was lacking.

By , from California on Aug 19, 2018

4

great value for the money. great location. easy access to public transit. very interesting city!

Family

Typical University housing. Very impressed with level of security on the grounds and access to floors/rooms for guests. Great cafeteria, good food selection with little to no waiting in line-ups. Attached pub (bar) and late night restaurant with big screen TV's is a plus if you can't be bothered with going into town. Would stay there again!

By on Jul 25, 2015

3

no private restroom

Other

The staff was very helpful and the location is just aside the Arthur's seat. The room is small but no private restroom... Breakfast is at Student Cafe which was acceptable. I don't know if they change their comforter quite often since no bed alien was under comforter.

By on Jul 14, 2015

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