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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 October 2011

I went on this trip with 7 friends. 3 being fellow nurses, one accountant and 2 engineers etc. We arrived in the hostel and from the moment we arrived the hostel owner was rude. He said he disliked the Irish. He ran up the staris into my female bedroom while we were getting changed and ran in saying we were...

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7Thank cullenkh
jonmacojoyce, Guest Relations Manager at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

Your comments are totally untrue. You all arrived back at 4.30am in the morning extremely drunk and smoking in the hostel. You all were making lots of noise and asked to leave the next day by the Australian manager. The first night you were checked in at 1.00am by the Australian manager and so I am unsure when I ever...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 September 2011

DON’T STAY HERE unless you want abuse. I called twice to tell them I was coming by bike, and when I got there they said they have no bike storage. When I tried to problem-solve, the owner yelled at me to leave, swore at me, shoved me (I'm female), threw my bike around, and screamed at me to take my...

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Richard L, Owner at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, was very sorry to read the angry tenor of your email. I have asked for an explanation from the manager about what happened. He said that you were very angry that you couldn't take you bicycle up into your bedroom on the top floor. And that you insisted it was very expensive and that you were not prepared...

Melbourne
Reviewed 2 September 2011

I had a great experience at the Art House Hostel in Edinburgh. It had a beautiful interior with a fantastic spiral staircase. The lounge room area was my favorite, lots of comfortable couches to sit and relax as well as a projector with a large selections of DVD's to choose from. It wasn't run like a typical hostel in that...

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jonmacojoyce, Owner at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

hi there... Thank you for voting us above the rest. And we are always trying to get better and better... hope to see you all again soon and was a real pleasure meeting you all. bon voyage & Happy Trails John & The Art House Hostel Team

Scotland
Reviewed 25 August 2011

The hostel is easy to find and guarantees a decent night's sleep for all guests. Other places in Edinburgh can be pretty noisy with drunks talking far too loudly until the wee hours of the morning, but here silence is enforced after 11 p.m. That is not to say you cannot talk or come in late, but you are expected...

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jonmacojoyce, Public Relations Manager at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

hey thanks a million... For your very supportive review for our truly Independent hostel. We are the best because we are the smallest hostel and guarantee a peaceful nights sleep because of this.... Yeah you won't or should not find noisy in any of our reviews! We are always improving this by putting a stop to drunken party groups who...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Great atmosphere, really chilled out and homely, well equipped kitchen and very clean, all you could ask for in a hostel and owner Jonjo is a bonus! Would recommend to everyone! Thanks for everything!! Casey

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jonmacojoyce, Owner at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

hey Thanks a million to you all too... and for all your recommendations that have made us simply the best Art House Hostel to stay in, in Edinburgh. We are getting better and shall always be looking for ways to improve our service to global time travellers. Anyways, enough of the epic... and have an epic travelling time out there......

Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2011

This is by far one of the best travel experiences that I ever had. The place is great, the ambiance is unequalled. Fantastic place to meet travellers from around the world. The host is particularly friendly and very helpful. This place is a must if you want to experience Edinburgh. This is without hesitation that I highly recommend this wonderful...

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Thank GustaveLarue
jonmacojoyce, Public Relations Manager at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

hey Thank You For Voting Us Simply The Best! Better Than All The Rest.... Hope to see you again soon and have a good one wherever you voyage... John & The Art House Hostel Team

Aachen
Reviewed 2 August 2011

This was one of the best trips I've ever been and Art House Hostel is so great! You need to visit it!!! The atmosphere is amazing and people are so nice there!!

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jonmacojoyce, Public Relations Manager at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks A Million To You All... Really Really Amazing!!!! No. 1 Art House Hostel Edinburgh!!! John boy...

Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 2 August 2011

If you're looking for a friendly place, a warm welcome a good value quality/price...this is the place! you need to take into consideration to have light luggages (no elevator just stairs), the cleanliness is average...

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jonmacojoyce, Public Relations Manager at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

Thank You For Your Very Constructive and Supportive Comments. We Really Do Appreciate All The Support That You Can All Muster For The Smallest and Most Independent Hostel In Edinburgh - Art House Hostel. Please Tell All Your Friends & Family About Us As We Are Also One of The Youngest Hostels in Edinburgh, Opening Only in May 2010.... Please...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Absolutely loved staying at this hostel. It felt more like a home than a hostel - small and inviting with clean, well maintained facilities. Would reccomend this hostel particularly to those travelling solo as it feels like you're staying with family and/or friends! Jonjo was very accomodating and very knowledgeable of the surrounding area.

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jonmacojoyce, Public Relations Manager at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

hey hey hey... We Aren't Called The Art House For Nothing... We Are Sure You All Shall Love Our 200 Year Old Art House with its Stunning Architectural Features and Original Art.... Thank You For Sharing The Vision And Forwarding The Dream... Happy Trails... Truly Independent: Art House Hostel Edinburgh John

Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 16 July 2011

The hostel is definetely nice and you have some great advantages - a big kitchen with all kind of equipment, a great living room with a big music and dvd collection, the bus station next to the door, not too many rooms, really clean. The pictures shown are what you get. But I can just repeat what has already been...

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jonmacojoyce, Owner at Art House Hostel, responded to this review

A Great Hostel With Sometimes Terrible Visitors. It Would Be Great If The Terrible Visitors Just Refrained From Booking In The First Place. We Don't Want Abusive Guests in The Art House Who Just Want to Get Drunk All The Time. We Allow Children To Stay and Families and Therefore All Guests Must Respect This By Not Taking Alcohol in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Art House Hostel

Address: 20 Gilmore Place | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: €14 - €35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Art House Hotel Edinburgh
Art House Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Just do not stay here. Seriously, don't.”
 of 5 bubbles VirginiaR574, 15 Jul 2012 | Read review
“don't get what you book”
 of 5 bubbles 70nats, 31 May 2012 | Read review
“NOT the purple room:-) but all the other ones are fine”
 of 5 bubbles J0nasO, 17 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Do not book a room here, much better hostels in the city!”
 of 5 bubbles cullenkh, 4 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Smile and show up early”
 of 5 bubbles SergioScotland, 25 Aug 2011 | Read review
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