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Destiny Student - Holyrood
Destiny Student - Holyrood
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Destiny Student - Holyrood
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7.1

Very good

2,942 reviews

2,942 reviews

Housekeeping9
Kitchen1
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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 830 meters from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Palace of Holyroodhouse 340 m
Calton Hill 740 m
The Real Mary King's Close 1.4 km
Arthur's Seat 1.4 km
Edinburgh Old Town 1.4 km
National Museum of Scotland 1.5 km
Royal Mile Street 1.7 km
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 1.7 km
Edinburgh Castle 2.0 km
Royal Yacht Britannia 3.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Regent 140 m
The Edinburgh Casting Studio 180 m
Thinking Chocolate 220 m
KBC Pilates 230 m
Wentworth Elm 240 m
Easter Greens 250 m
Abbeymount Dental Care 260 m
Salgallery 290 m
Meadowbank Dental Practice 310 m
Hillside Bowling Club 320 m

Destiny Student - Holyrood

Abbeyhill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Royal Mile part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle.

Highlights

340 meters to Palace of Holyroodhouse

Check-in [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Blackout curtains

Ticket services

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Tours

Concierge

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.9
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport11.9 km

Rooms available at Destiny Student - Holyrood

Six-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 98 m²/1055 ft²
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed...
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5 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed...
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Four Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 77 m²/829 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed...
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Standard Studio
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Standard Apartment, 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen (3/4 Double Bed - 120cm wide)(5 Double Beds)
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Standard Apartment, 6 Bedrooms, Kitchen(6 Double Beds)
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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DOUBLE ROOM 4 DOBLE BEDS 1 BED 3 DOUBLE BEDS
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    Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Three-quarter Double bed)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Destiny Student - Holyrood?

      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Destiny Student - Holyrood?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Destiny Student - Holyrood has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge.

      What is the smoking policy at Destiny Student - Holyrood?

      Destiny Student - Holyrood does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Destiny Student - Holyrood?

      Edinburgh Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.2 km away from Destiny Student - Holyrood.

      What restaurants are nearby Destiny Student - Holyrood?

      Destiny Student - Holyrood is located in Royal Mile, famous for good restaurants such as Viva Mexico, Gung Ho and Pasta Fresca.

      What are popular attractions near Destiny Student - Holyrood?

      Destiny Student - Holyrood is located in Royal Mile area, which is famous for attractions such as Scottish National Gallery, Scott Monument and The Stones of Scotland.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Destiny Student - Holyrood?

      Destiny Student - Holyrood is located in the Royal Mile area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Calton Hill.

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      What people love about Destiny Student - Holyrood

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Great location,rooms were basic but very clean."

        Natasha

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        August 20, 2022

      • 7.2

        Very good
        Cleanliness

        "Shared kitchen is clean, practical and useful."

        Domileo

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        August 1, 2022

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Location

        "The location is very good - you can reach the Royal Mile in 10 minutes - we never used the bus."

        Bianka

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        October 4, 2022

      Property ranking|Compared to 1,610 Edinburgh properties
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      Location score
      7.8/10
      Service score
      7.7/10
      Cleanliness score
      7.1/10
      Value for money score
      6.9/10
      Better than
      91
      %
      of Edinburgh properties
      Better than
      91
      %
      of Edinburgh properties
      Better than
      91
      %
      of Edinburgh properties
      Better than
      90
      %
      of Edinburgh properties
      Overall rating:

      7.1

      Very good
      2,942 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.1
      Facilities
      6.2
      Location
      7.8
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      What travelers say they love:
      Helpful staff.
      Judy from United Kingdom
      Couple
      More about Destiny Student - Holyrood

      More about Destiny Student - Holyrood

      Destiny Student - Holyrood

      Wake up to the wonder of Edinburgh with a stay at Destiny Student - Holyrood, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Sampling the authentic culture of Edinburgh is easy with a stay at Destiny Student - Holyrood, just 1.9 km from Edinburgh Castle.
      Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
      If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.


      Dining and things to do

      Light snacking is available day or night with the hotel's vending machines. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
      Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the hotel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


      Around the property

      Take some time to explore Edinburgh. Engage in the city's best art at Royal Yacht Britannia located 2.9 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Arthur's Seat which is located just about 1.4 km away.


      Reasons to stay here

      Rooms here are cheaper than 97% of accommodations in the city.
      This hotel's food and dining score higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
      Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Good
      Facilities

      6.2

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Languages spoken
      • English
      Accessibility
      • Wheelchair accessible
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Billiards
      • Game room
      • Hiking
      • Ticket services
      • Tours
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Kitchen
      • Shared kitchen
      • Vending machine
      Services and conveniences
      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Elevator
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Heating in public area
      • Ironing service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Family room
      Access
      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Safety/security feature
      • Smoke alarms
      Getting around
      • Bicycle parking
      • Car park [charges apply]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]

      Location

      Abbeyhill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8
      Very good
      Location

      7.8

      Airports
      • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
        11.9 km
      • Perth Airport (PSL)
        54.8 km
      Public transportation
      • Edinburgh Train Station
        1.3 km
      • Haymarket Train Station
        3.2 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • Abbeymount Dental Care
        260 m
      Shopping
      • Ocean Terminal
        2.8 km
      Convenience store
      • best one Xpress
        180 m
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        210 m

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Palace of Holyroodhouse
        340 m
      • Calton Hill
        740 m
      • The Real Mary King's Close
        1.4 km
      • Arthur's Seat
        1.4 km
      • Edinburgh Old Town
        1.4 km
      • National Museum of Scotland
        1.5 km
      • Royal Mile Street
        1.7 km
      • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
        1.7 km
      • Edinburgh Castle
        2.0 km
      • Royal Yacht Britannia
        3.0 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Regent
        140 m
      • The Edinburgh Casting Studio
        180 m
      • Thinking Chocolate
        220 m
      • KBC Pilates
        230 m
      • Wentworth Elm
        240 m
      • Easter Greens
        250 m
      • Abbeymount Dental Care
        260 m
      • Salgallery
        290 m
      • Meadowbank Dental Practice
        310 m
      • Hillside Bowling Club
        320 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

      Others
      • The property only offers housekeeping service on the day of departure. No cleaning services are provided during the stay.
      • Extra bed is not available at this property.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from15:00
      • Check-out until10:00
      The property
      • Number of rooms 411

      Reviews of Destiny Student - Holyrood from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.0
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.1
      Facilities6.2
      Location7.8
      Service7.7
      Value for money6.9
      High score for Edinburgh
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (14)
      8-9 Excellent (2)
      7-8 Very Good (7)
      6-7 Good (4)
      <6 Below Expectation (18)
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      Mar - May (0)
      Jun - Aug (45)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Louis from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2021

      Great place to stay”

      This hotel is just along from the bottom of The Royal Mile situated behind Holyrood palace. It’s student accommodation open to non students. I was impressed with the security in that you need a fob to access all rooms etc. There is a communal kitchen with TV on each level. I would definitely return

      Reviewed July 16, 2021

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Radhika from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Studio
      Stayed 1 night in July 2021

      Bathroom not designed well”

      We had issues with using the shower. Drainage wasn't great and caused flooding into the room. Maintainace came promptly to clean it up but didn't feel like using the shower after the mess it created.

      Reviewed July 12, 2021

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      May from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

      Bang for the Buck”

      Close to Holyrood Castle and necessities

      Reviewed July 11, 2022

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Alys from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Basic but practical”

      A basic value for money option. No frills. Easy central location.

      Reviewed August 25, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ellen from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

      Great location”

      Great location in the city centre.

      Reviewed July 23, 2021

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Elizabeth from United Kingdom
      Group
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 1 night in June 2022

      Great value”

      Room was small and simple, but perfect for an overnight stay. Shower and toilet were clean and tidy. Bed was quite comfy, small for two people but large for one person. Didn't realise there was a kitchen area until the next morning where there was cooking facilities and crockery, plus fridge freezer. Remember to bring a towel and tea/ coffee stuff plus your toiletries. Was a wee bit noisy but it was a Saturday night. Didn't keep us awake for long. Nice complimentary shampoo and conditioner. Fine and handy for all the tourist attractions and no problem with free on-street parking just around the corner.

      Reviewed June 19, 2022

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Alberto from Italy
      Family with teens
      Four Bedroom Apartment
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2022

      Exceptional”

      What they pormise is what you get.

      Reviewed July 13, 2022

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      7.6
      Very good
      Judy from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

      Fewtival visitors ”

      I have stayed here before but this is the first time as a couple. The rooms are clean but not ideal for a couple. We booked twin beds through Agoda but none of the Destiny apartments come with twin beds so be warned the beds are small. Helpful staff.

      Reviewed August 15, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Michael from Switzerland
      Family with teens
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Food and drink policy”

      We did not like the no food and drink policy in rooms. This was not known by us prior the trip. Else we would have canceled

      Reviewed July 29, 2019

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      6.8
      Good
      Hannah from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Convenient but basic”

      Room was dirty when we arrived. Bed very small. Bathroom smelled funny. Convenient for the fri he for a night but not a pleasant stay. Too Cramped for two people. Very noisy at night. Windows not sound proof.

      Reviewed August 29, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      robert from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Very good”

      Great location

      Reviewed August 21, 2019

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      5.6
      Nicholas from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Disappointing ”

      Stayed during the fringe and paid £150 for two nights. Arrived to find out that there were no towels in the room and they had to be rented for £3. When I went to get one I was informed that they’d “sold out” and was offered a sheet! The rooms are generally not that clean and have a little bit of a smell. If it were cheap, I’d be okay with it, but we actually paid quite a bit for the room and had an uncomfortable stay.

      Reviewed August 26, 2019

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      5.6
      Samantha from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

      Too Hot!!”

      The location is excellent and that is about the only positive. We had a room on the 4th floor and I think I have been hotter in the Dubai desert. We were given a fan on the second night but even that only slightly cooled the room. Awful.

      Reviewed July 26, 2021

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      5.2
      Paulius from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2021

      Dissapointed”

      Hi, first of all, staff was so incopentent, they looked my booking about 30 min, because of different platform, second was shelves over head, not too much space for bigger person to rest, just made bump in my head, when tried lay on the bed, another thing no towel, wasn't mentioned in description, and last one, was really bad awfull, they said breakfast included in order, but I got only 2 coupons, which they giving discount for muffin, but asked pay for coffe and no normal english breakfast. This one only for students, but not for family.

      Reviewed August 29, 2021

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      5.2
      Nathan from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 5 nights in June 2022

      Get what you pay for”

      Good for a cheap and short stay but the rooms are unbearably hot. Nothing stocked in kitchen, including tea towel, kitchen roll and basic cupboard supplied (salt etc.) Would not recommend other than for a short stay

      Reviewed June 18, 2022

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      4.4
      Laura from United Kingdom
      Group
      Standard Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

      Acceptable”

      Floors were filthy don’t know when they were possibly last cleaned, there were bugs in the cupboards, there was no hot water to take a shower we were there for 2 nights! There was no communication to say there was a £100 deposit & no towels we had to rent these. We had a studio so had kitchen amenities where everything was supplied apart from a kettle……… Bed was comfy and the location was fab that was about the only plus points, as it’s student accommodation we weren’t expecting the world but some hot water would have made me given it a higher rating

      Reviewed July 19, 2022

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      4.0
      Celestine from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

      Room was alright”

      The room was not clean when I arrived, but after I told the reception they came to clean immediately.

      Reviewed July 17, 2022

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Jennifer from Canada
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 1 night in June 2022

      basic room basic price”

      This is a "bare bones" place to stay but if you just need a basic room, you can't beat the price. Staff are very friendly and accommodating and I would have given them 5 stars, but I gave them 4 stars because there weren't enough of them.

      Reviewed December 13, 2022

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Bianka from Bulgaria
      Couple
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 6 nights in June 2022

      Very good location and a even better price!”

      You cannot find anything better than that for the same price. The location is very good - you can reach the Royal Mile in 10 minutes - we never used the bus. If we go back we will stay there again.

      Reviewed October 05, 2022

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      5.6
      Chong from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Private Double Room En-Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2022

      Above average”

      The hostel facility and service is below the standard for the price paid. Bed was not made up properly when I entered the room.

      Reviewed September 08, 2022

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