• Is it possible to book a hostel bed without a credit card?
    June 3rd, 2009 by gurustu

    Most people travel with a credit or debit card, but some people still don’t. Personally I wouldn’t even try backpacking without at least a debit card. Its best to link it to another account, so you can keep most of your money in the other account and transfer it into your debit card when you need it. That way, if anything happens to your card, the most you can lose is what you have in the card account.
    But, I digress, if you have chosen not to do it this way, then the only other option is to make a booking using paypal, on our booking page. Other than that, you cannot make a booking. We apologise for this, but we have found that without the fear of paying for a bed for not arriving, many people make bookings and then fail to show. Even when people have begged us to allow them to book into our hostel without a credit card guarantee, and we have allowed them, then they haven’t shown up. Its unfortunate, but we cannot afford to have empty beds, so we must, absolutely must, have a credit card/debit card or paypal for a booking.

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    All guests must be over 18 years of age.
    We will not let anybody under 18 enter the building.

    All guests are required to provide government issued photographic identification to check in. Check-in will not be allowed without it.
    Caledonian Backpackers Hostel Edinburgh :: Phone +44-131-226-2272
    3 Queensferry St, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH2 4PA