Group bookings, private apartments and Stag and Hen parties

Group Haven

Our unique layout allows us to offer private apartment hire to larger groups ensuring privacy for you and your friends. Enjoy the comfort of having your own self contained apartment, fully equipped self catering kitchen and lounge with private showers and toilets.

Stag and Hen parties
Due to the fact that we can provide separate facilities we are happy to offer group accommodation to Stag and Hen parties.
If you are booking for a Stag or Hen, you have to book an entire apartment just for you. Please contact us directly on +44 (0) 808 168 9610 (between Monday and Saturday, 9am to 5pm), complete the form below or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We can cater for all groups big and small and also for Stag and Hen Parties

If you are booking for a Group through the internet, please CALL US to make sure your whole group can be in the same room.
All Group Bookings that have children under the age of 16 must ensure they book the entire dorm rooms or apartments for the groups private use.
For Group Bookings, if you are cancelling or changing a booking this MUST be done 28 days prior to arrival. Full payment of your booking must also be made 28 days before your arrival date. This is taken automatically 28 days before you arrive at the Hostel.
For all group bookings conditions apply, for more information please visit our Terms & Conditions .

We offer a Laundry Service.
If you hand the bag of washing to reception for just £7.00 per bag, we will launder your clothes and we will return the bag the next day.
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We also offer breakfast and lunch bags.
Ideal for Groups and Schools we offer breakfast and lunch bags for extra charge.

On your arrival

  • Bicycle parking – up to 100 bikes
  • Luggage Storage Area
  • Free Internet Access – Wi-Fi
  • Tours Desk


  • 24 Hour Security
  • All rooms are individually locked
  • No Curfew – No lockout
  • 24hrs access to your room

Enjoy your stay

  • Multiple showers and toilets
  • Guest Kitchens in every apartment
  • Towels for hire
  • Laundry service – for an extra charge
  • Breakfast and Lunch bags – for extra charge

We have had measurable success with our group bookings due to the Cowgate being the only hostel in Edinburgh with the group to offer private apartments for rent. And because of this we find that our guests continue to book with us year after year!

Group Bookings Enquiry Form:

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