At first, I was fairly neutral on the hostel - the bathrooms were fine (though the showers occasionally ran out of hot water), the common room was decent (though the tv was slightly broken), and the rooms weren't in a bad state. (Aside from one mysteriously broken bed, but as we had enough beds regardless it wasn't too big a problem.)
However, on our first night we discovered bugs in the beds, and understandably were rather concerned about this. Upon reporting this to the staff the next morning, we were told that someone would 'come up to have a look' later. As far as we are aware, this didn't happen. The problem only seemed to worsen as the trip progressed, and if we hadn't been limited by financial constraints we would have found another hostel. As it was, we spent a fun weekend in Edinburgh, but spent the nights utterly paranoid, looking around for any sign of movement in the shadows.
Other aspects of the hostel were, as I mentioned, fine, but I hope everyone will agree that it kind of pales in comparison to a bed bug infestation.
In conclusion, do not stay here unless you enjoy sharing your bed with strangers (and maybe even bringing some of them home)!
- Also Known As:
- Art Roch Hotel
- Art Roch Hotel Edinburgh
- Art Roch Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
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