Kick Ass Greyfriars

Edinburgh, Scotland


  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Female Only Room
  • Bar
  • Organized Events




About the hostel

Welcome to the rebranded Kick Ass Greyfriars! Previously known as Budget Backpackers, we are excited to have you visit our wee corner of Old Town. On the corner of Cowgate and Grassmarket, and located only 200 yards from our Kick Ass Grassmarket, our spacious rooms, modern facilities and great social atmosphere are hard to beat! Chill out in the tree house on the first floor, cook your own dinner in the guest kitchen or even order from the bar and our new menu! Join us in the bar each night for organised activities, and each morning for the Walking Tour (excl. Sundays). Can’t wait to see you!

Expertly designed, each of our hostel rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and interior designed. From the backlit mirrors, wooden floors, modern, unique designs – you’ll feel right at home at Kick Ass Hostels.

We offer a range of fantastic facilities all designed to make your stay with us comfortable, relaxing and fun.Each floor features clean, beautifully designed toilet and shower facilities with backlit mirrors, spacious shower cubicles and modern, bright designs. Free WiFi throughout.

After a long day travelling and sightseeing, relax in our chill out area. Warm, comfortable with a TV it’s the perfect place to chill out and chat with friends. Watch out for details of our film night and gaming events.

Whether its tour information, food recommendations, top local tips or directions around the city, we can help. Our team are friendly, helpful, highly trained with someone available to help 24/7.


• All rooms and the common areas are non smoking
• Animals are not accepted


37-39 Cowgate, EH1 1JR, Edinburgh, Scotland


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