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3.8 out of 5

"Nice hotel central to Edinburgh City, easy to walk or catch a taxi. Great breakfast kept you going most of the day. The reception staff very frien ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 01 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

Pollock Halls puts you in the heart of Edinburgh, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like University of Edinburgh and Princes Street. Highlights at this hostel include free breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

All 2000 rooms feature free WiFi, TVs, and coffee/tea makers.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find a conference center and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available for free. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this Newington hostel include Festival Theatre and Arthur's Seat.

Twin Room (Single Use)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Pollock Halls ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pollock Halls

Everyone (3)
4 out of 5

Edinburgh Tattoo

Nice hotel central to Edinburgh City, easy to walk or catch a taxi. Great breakfast kept you going most of the day. The reception staff very friendly.

Posted by , from Gold Coast Queensland on 1 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
Fitted our needs perfectly. Good value for money. Pain and simple.

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2018

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3 out of 5

University stay in Edinburgh

Pros: The breakfast (as good as a cruise ship) and the free internet computers
Cons: The lack of parking - it was really non-existent. I would not recommend this place if you had to drive to it. Public transport or taxi arrival okay.
Location: The Commonwealth Pool is next door. Public transport buses are around the corner and the best way to get around.
The first time I arrived there was very little parking available. The room was clean, but no TV to watch (I guess that could be expected at a university accommodation hotel). Breakfast was exceptional and probably the best part of it. Close to public transport. The second time I stayed there (a week later) there was absolutely no parking there so I needed to park (probably illegally) at the Commonwealth Pool next door, hoping that my hired car would not be towed away. That did not auger well for a peaceful sleep. The free internet terminals were greatly appreciated.

Posted by , from Canberra Australia on 5 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5
Good location next door to the spectacular Holyrood Park and easy walking distance to the centre of the city. Friendly staff, great breakfast buffet.

Posted by , from Australia on 14 Jul. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. WiFi is free in public spaces. The eco-friendly Pollock Halls also features gift shops/newsstands, a garden, and a picnic area. This Edinburgh hostel is smoke free.

  • 2000 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference center
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Limited onsite parking

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)

Room Amenities

Pollock Halls offers 2000 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast.

Pollock Halls has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Hotel Names

  • Edinburgh First Pollock Halls
  • Pollock Halls
  • Pollock Halls Edinburgh First
  • Pollock Halls House
  • Pollock Halls House Edinburgh First
  • Edinburgh First Hotel
  • First Hotel Edinburgh
  • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh 1st
  • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel Edinburgh
  • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Scotland
  • Pollock Halls Hostel Edinburgh
  • Pollock Halls Hostel
  • Pollock Halls Edinburgh
  • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel
  • Pollock Halls Edinburgh
  • Pollock Halls Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Pollock Halls Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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