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The concept of turning a old church into a hostel is cool, however it wasn't executed to it's full potential. You can fully hear through the walls of the rooms, and could use some more toilets. Overall, I was not very impressed with this hostel.
A quaint, clean hostel just out of Central Edinburgh. Belford hostel operates out of an old, converted church.
As far as amenities go, dorm rooms are small - but adequately clean and equipped with lockable lockers that will fit all sizes of back pack.
I was there for New Years Eve, I left with a bad impression, and I would not came back.
Pros: The hostel was clean and pretty. The beds were very good with a lamp and a plug in each one of them. They had a...More
We went to the hostel the 29th of October until the 1st of November. The hostel it's really bad, I meant, i'm gonna explain myself. We had just arrived at ten o'clock in the morning and the recepsionist (the woman) was so rude. She started...More
I use hostels in Edinburgh regularly and have stayed at most of them at one time or another. The Belfort is one I try to avoid although by no means the worst I've experienced. For backpackers on foot it is quite far from town compared...More
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Response from Belford Hostel R, Manager at Belford HostelResponded 17 September 2017
Sorry you didn't enjoy our unique building, and ample common room and kitchen area. An exterminator was called out to investigate all rooms, and no trace of bed bugs have been found in the building. Had Reception been informed, we could have investigated immediately, and...More
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
We do have female only dorms, but the reservation in question was for a mixed dorm. This is clearly stated on the website. If they had requested a Female only room, this could have been avoided.
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"Privates are in the basement, dorms are on the ground floor. Still the girl's shower is in the basement..."