Saturday, January 5th 2013

During my time in Edinburgh I stayed at the Caledonian Backpackers Hostel (reviewed below)… but because I like to make sure everyone is happy, I have also researched and included all the information you need on a gorgeous Hotel that I had my eye on while I was in Edinburgh, for those who are looking for a more luxurious nights sleep I give you The Glasshouse  ;) 

- If your travelling alone or with a couple of friends….
Looking for something cheap, cheerful and full of banter? Caledonian Backpackers Hostel is the place to be!  I can personally recommend this Hostel as I stayed here for 2 nights in a 6 bed female dorm and it was absolutely perfect! 385619_10152224323895298_315078527_n

The rooms are big and colourful with blankets and lockers provided in the rooms (dont forget to bring a lock! otherwise you can buy one for 2 pound in the reception). They also sell a selection of toiletries at the reception for a few pounds! :-)

There is FREE WIFI in every room breakfast is included (Nice and simple tea, toast, cereals, fruit etc).  With lovely warm showers and a 24 hour reception, there really was nothing to complain about!

The hostel Bar is completely decked out with fun things to do when you stumble in from a night out on the town, such as pool tables, wii, board games and more. Crawling in freezing cold after a hike up Carlton Hill
(Highly recommended,but not if its raining – Lesson Learnt the hard way) the bar serves delicious hot chocolates or coffee as well as fruit smoothies and a large selection of beers and spirits!

I can’t recommend this place enough! But your just going to have to trust me ;)
You can check out their website here: and tell them ‘TheGapYearGuru’ Sent ya!

Looking for a more luxurious/romantic/family friendly place to stay?…

The Glasshouse, is a 5-star boutique hotel located in the centre of Edinburgh City.
With a 24 hour front desk, a private bar, Free Wifi and its two acre roof garden giving guests spectacular views accross Edinburgh… what more could you possibly need?? I have attached some photos so that you can start drooling. Your welcome ;)


The hotel is located 1 mile from Edinburgh Castle and just 5 minutes walking distance from Waverly Train station, along with all the shops, pubs, restaurants you could ever desire!

**Gentlemen, they currently have a ‘Romance Package’ which includes Champagne on ice, chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals on the bed on arrival. HINT HINT**

Here is their website for more information:


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