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Pollock Halls

Hostel with restaurant, near University of Edinburgh

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18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, Scotland, United Kingdom
8,4.Very good.
  • Could not fault anything from booking in to leaving thankyou

    Sep 2, 2019

  • The only minor issue I had was that my room was next to the elevator, which the noise (…

    Sep 1, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK), Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Walkable
Safe
Convenient
Transport options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 2000 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • Princes Street - 20 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 21 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 22 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 23 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room (Single Use)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • Princes Street - 20 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 21 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 22 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 23 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 28 min walk
  • George Street - 30 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 31 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 16 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 34 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 23 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 25 min walk
  • Brunstane Station - 8 min drive
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18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Size

  • 2 000 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and 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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Edinburgh First Pollock Halls
  • 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
  • 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

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Pollock Halls does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between November 5 and May 25. The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
    • Fitness facilities
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers British cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include The Salisbury Arms (4-min walk), Cafe Cassis (6-min walk), and Southpour (7-min walk).
  • Pollock Halls has a picnic area and a garden.
8,4.Very good.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Fantastic option for safe, clean accommodation- no frills but not expecting that from student accommodation. For somewhere to sleep and explore Edinburgh is perfect!

    3 night business trip, Sep 1, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Wholesome accommodation

    Good facility in handy location. Student type accommodation so not everybodys cup of tea but suits me. I like having a restaurant/bar on site and the breakfast is good and plenty of it.

    Pamela, 2 night trip, Aug 29, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The staff at reception and everywhere were very welcoming and pleasant. The breakfasts was superb better than a four star hotel

    Mubarak, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 27, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    in a quiet area but really close to city center and all major tourist attractions, really excellent budget accommodation, amazing buffet breakfast

    2 night trip, Aug 26, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Adequate and affordable. beautiful setting in a beautiful city.

    2 night family trip, Aug 26, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Best place for a summer stay in Edinburgh

    Extremely friendly and helpful staff

    Brinder S, 1 night business trip, Aug 25, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Clean and tidy. Easy check in. Outstanding breakfast choice. Great value evening meal.

    1 night trip, Aug 23, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Housekeeping needs improving

    Check-in was friendly but didn’t give us enough information to find our room - it was lower ground which was never mentioned. Room was okay for the money - not our choice to be overlooked by a path and the road used for deliveries. We arrived mid-afternoon and fancied a cup of tea. But there were no tea bags. I went to reception to get some but they didn’t have any. They said some would be delivered later but they never were. The next day we left for the day and got back around midnight to find the door open! A pile of laundry had also been left in the corridor. We complained to Lawrence, a manager who said it was below the standards they expected! We didn’t take any chances and for day 2 we put the sign on the door to say they could skip housekeeping that day. On day 3 we left the sign off so housekeeping would visit but when we returned around midnight the room had not been touched. On day 4 we left the sign off again and went for a walk up Arthur’s seat. We returned about 3 hours later and the room had not been touched. When we were having a shower and preparing to go out for the day I heard someone in the corridor so I went out and it was housekeeping so I asked for our room to be cleaned, which it was after we left. Basically, housekeeping needs to be managed better. Breakfast was okay - a good variety but some things were a bit bland eg eggs, tomatoes. There was an ATM on site but it charged a £1 for withdrawing cash! The gardens were amazing - very exotic.

    5 night trip, Aug 22, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Nice One

    Pollock Halls is amazingly well managed - friendly staff, thoughtful facilities, green policies and extremely cheap for what it provides. The students who are the usual residents are so lucky in having such a well-run campus (given that over a thousand people can be in residence), All the staff, whether gatekeepers, gardeners. reception or kitchen staff (free breakfast included!!!!) are so friendly. The place is a great example to all other such establishments. Well done,Pollock Halls!

    Mike, 2 night trip, Aug 21, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    wifi reception is very poor in rooms

    wifi reception is very poor in rooms

    VENKAT, 2 night business trip, Aug 21, 2019

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