You'll be centrally located in Edinburgh with a stay at Pollock Halls, steps from Royal Commonwealth Pool and close to Arthur's Seat. This guesthouse is close to Greyfriars Kirk and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the 2000 guestrooms. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and cribs/infant beds (complimentary) can be requested.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands. Additional amenities include wedding services, a picnic area, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.
Satisfy your appetite at the guesthouse's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
It was typical student accomodation but in quite a leafy location with great views of Arthur's Seat.
Its a small point but there could have been more information about how to access the hall and at what end of the building the room was located. Other residents seem to have had the same problem.
We got there late at night and checked in at the Reception Center. Very easy. Rooms are basic dorm rooms. My husband thought the bed was too firm, I thought it was just right. We were a little worried about noise level, but there was no problem at all! Staff very friendly. Short walk to the Royal Mile. If you come out the main entrance and turn right, Arthur's Seat is just in front of you. Breakfast was a buffet and we had no problem finding something that we liked every morning. Pancakes go very fast. We will for sure use this hotel again!
We thought we had read here that dinner was every night for 12 pounds but the one night we were too exhausted to eat out and came back, it was not open. It was Easter though so that might have been the reason. I would just check with the reception center on check-in to see if there are any night they are not serving dinner.
Very helpful receptionists.
A few more signs to the hostels would be good, espec with building work. A tad pricey for student acc.
Someone could have told us we needed to bring own sleeping bags and towels wasn't mention in your confirmation of booking
Clean, friendly, well situated
The last night 2 drunken young men ran through the corridors at 3 am knocking on doors an shouting and singing