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Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here on and off for 5 weeks while working in the city by far the best hostel ive stayed in edinburgh and i stayed in a few, well organized really helpfull and friendly staff and clean rooms and shower area, will definatly be staying again and would recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in an eight bed dorm and was really pleased with the hotel and the level of service I received. It was clean and modern, and the staff were really friendly to me, particularly Lisa behind the counter. I would definitely come here again when I come back to Edinburgh!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Westend Hotel on Thursday 3rd November, we managed to get the very last room at the top of the hotel, there is no lift as it's a Victorian town house , with dorms on the first floor sleeping up to 8 in a room. Our room was delightful we could see Edinburgh castle lit up at night,... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I stayed there for three nights with a friend in the 8-bed shared dorm. It was ok. The bartender-receptionist informed us on arrival that if our key cards did not work after 1 am we would have to pay a 5 pound fee for them to open the door for us, because the cards only stop working 'when they are... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a group of friends at the start of September and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were able to check in early, which helped avoid having to carry excess bags about Edinburgh (although we were advised that bags can be left if need be - a handy service!). The place was very clean throughout. The staff were very professional,... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Pros: Comfy bed, good location, very quiet room, Cons: Greatly improved cleaning needed in dorm and toilets, bordering on health hazard. power point by each bunk. New sheets. Location: Edinburgh Fringe good location. Firstly, to be fair, I stayed on the busiest weekend of the year during the Edinburgh Fringe , so the hostel was at full capacity. Check in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Hotel is located in heart of city. It is a clean property but without lift and normal service. Hospitality is good but limited. One who is looking for a bigger bed size must confirm before check-in as the twin bed rooms have too small beds... rest all fine, could have been better at this price.

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Tarland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stayed here with 12 mates on my stag party. Hostel was clean , friendly, and excellent value for money! 20% off food and drink also for guests ,which helped keep our bar tab down! Only fault was it had only one shared bathroom with 3 showers and 1 toilet , which was very busy , with a lot of queuing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I made a reservation for the West Hotel in Edinburgh through booking.com. No one has sent me a confirmation email about me staying in the hotel and I have never stayed in the hotel either. Now, I have been charged with 45 pounds for cancellation fees. The hotel has never sent me a confirmation email stating my reservation. My reservation... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very clean and respectable. The staff are very helpful in all queries. You can only book online to get a room, oyhrrwise dont bother turning up at the door. There is breakfast available, and washing facilities. It is close to shops and only a 15 minute walk to town. There is also a bar and resturaunt facilitate... More 

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Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stunning City Centre B&B Edinburgh with Stylish & Comfortable Accommodation.The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers stylish, comfortable accommodation in a mixture of tastefully decorated standard and ensuite rooms in the centre of Edinburgh, close to all this magnificent city has to offer. Providing a high standard of customer service and with a great location and well equipped accommodation, the West End Hotel is an ideal choice whether you are visiting Edinburgh for business or pleasure.The hotel is located in a quiet residential area, while still in the heart of the city, just a 15 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street as well as being conveniently located withing walking distance of Edinburgh’s many tourist attractions and the city’s main business districts. It is only 5 minutes walk to one of Edinburgh's main bus routes and a 10 minute walk to Haymarket Train Station. ... more   less 

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Address: 35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: €16 - €207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — West End Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Cleaning was poor, take plenty of anti bacterial wipes & a phone power pack.”
 of 5 bubbles Ianm3247, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be prepared for stairs, there are no lifts, but the staff are happy to help”
 of 5 bubbles Anastvic, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Smaller the room the better”
 of 5 bubbles IrishTravellingGuy, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try going for a smaller dorm and maybe your chances would improve”
 of 5 bubbles Y5459QUmaryt, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a 12 bed dorm which was not always full, but was still a bit of a tight squeeze, but the value is great!”
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 of 5 bubbles InquisitiveExplorer7, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
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