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Hotel-like atmosphere with a clean dorm (female only). Dorm room was small but area is residential and quiet. Few minutes walk from city centre and close to Haymarket station. Inexpensive breakfast available.
Stayed here while attending the Military Tattoo in August. At about a mile and a half walk from the castle, it's not exactly super close. The rooms are nicely apportioned, though already showing signs of wear, the carpets weren't amazingly clean, and we had issues...More
Ended up stuck in Edinburgh for a night after getting lost in Waverly train station and missing the last train! Found the West End Hotel and got a bed for £14 (think a room was £70 something, which is probably reasonable on a week day...More
Make sure you don't get a room on the top floor of you have heavy cases as no lift and four flights of stairs was a joy!
Friendly staff and nice bar.
Clean room and good shower.
Breakfast was chaotic if you came late! Untidy....Food...More
To see Leona Rae and food. All excellent, food is large portions and bar is reasonably priced. Staff very friendy, decor is really good. Would recommend as live music on a Friday and Saturday night and relaxed atmosphere.
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.