Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation

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Twin Room, Ensuite | Free WiFi
Free WiFi
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Single Room, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi

Overview of Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation

Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation

2.0 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Library of Scotland9 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh13 min walk
  • Popular LocationHolyrood Park14 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)44 min drive

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About this area


Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation is located in Newington, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is near a train station. Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are notable landmarks and Edinburgh Zoo is a popular area attraction. Royal Commonwealth Pool and Our Dynamic Earth are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • National Library of Scotland - 9 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
  • Holyrood Park - 14 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 20 min walk
  • Scottish Parliament - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Brunstane Station - 8 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 41 min drive


  • Cafe Cassis - 6 min walk
  • Voujon - 7 min walk
  • Annakut Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • The High Dive - 7 min walk
  • The Abbey - 7 min walk

About this property

Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation

Edinburgh hostel in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and wedding services. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation offers 2000 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided weekly.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • Electric car charging station on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference center


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The property is closed between November 5 and May 25.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Edinburgh First Pollock Halls
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
Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Scotland
Pollock Halls Hostel Edinburgh
Pollock Halls Hostel
Pollock Halls Edinburgh
Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel
Pollock Halls
Pollock Estate Summer Accommodation
Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation Edinburgh

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 343 out of 989 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 474 out of 989 reviews
4 - Good 48%
Rating 3 - Okay. 131 out of 989 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 32 out of 989 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 989 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Did the job Overnight stay Reasonable rooms, plenty of beverages
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Received a surprise upgrade from a single with shared bathroom to a twin with en suite. Breakfast still excellent.
Stayed 10 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Expensive for such a spartan dorm room
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good breakfast. Nice location. Decent price
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
How wonderful to give money to a university knowing its supporting their students rather than a conglomerate. Best check in ever!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022