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Pollock Halls

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

A little away from the centre but next to Arthur's Seat so great location if you like to hike. This is a student home, the amenities are OK, simple but functional. Toilet and shower are shared. Skip the the cafeteria food, which is overpriced at 14 pounds unless you're very hungry.

If you do not mind staying in a college dorm this is awesome. GREAT complimentary breakfast. Bed is not very comfortable but what the heck, it is a college dorm. Great location.

A bit far from the city center but nothing too bad. Great staff! Very helpful. It's the perfect hotel if you're a young single 20 something.

The hotel is not walking distance from the city center, but it is easy to get there using public transportation. (there is a bus every 10 minutes or so). The staff is friendly and helpful. They gave clear instructions for getting to town, called us a cab, and also had a full list of local pubs where we could watch the World Cup. The breakfast is cafeteria style, but filling and not bad. The rooms are fairly simple, college dorm style, but we knew this ahead of time. Overall, it is a good solution if you do not want to spend a lot.

Especially bathroom. Showerbooth and curtain should be cleaned. Location is great if you want to enjoy peaceful farm.

This was a good accommodation. It is not for those requiring luxury or amenities, but the price is fair for a clean basic room. I had a shared bathroom/shower, but it was always vacant when I visited. Breakfast in the morning was better than expected and basically all-you-can-eat. Also, the staff was the most polite and accommodating I have ever dealt with. I don't want to oversell it; it isn't a great room, but it is good value-for-money. The walls are thin, though.

18 Holyrood Park Road Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free in-room wired Internet
  • Free parking

Located in Newington, Pollock Halls is adjacent to Royal Commonwealth Pool and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like University of Edinburgh. This 2000-room, 3-star hostel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free self parking. Located centrally in Edinburgh, it's also close to Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


The 2000 rooms have coffee makers. Guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Free toiletries are also included.

Property features

Pollock Halls features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and laundry facilities. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a garden, a picnic area, and a gift shop.

Room options

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room, Ensuite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, Ensuite (single occupancy)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1