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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So its 2017 and this is a developed country yet somehow they can't figure out how to heat a small room to a comfortable temperature. By that I mean you can see your breath!. You might as well sleep outside. But don't worry guys! They supply you with a blanket. Reminds me of my time in the Andes. But they...

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Belford Hostel R, Manager at Belford Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Had you seen Reception, we would have assisted you in turning on the heater. As the building is an old church, made of sandstone, and based in the cold country of Scotland, it can be a wee bit chilly, so we have spare heaters and duvets at Reception. As for the wifi, it is freely...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Too far away from the city centre Heating not working (it was freezing in the rooms) and staff was not able to provide further blankets. Rooms plus bathroom quite dirty. Only positive thing:The idea of locating a hostel in a church is quite cool and the design was special (something you don't see everyday)

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Belford Hostel R, Manager at Belford Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay in our unique building. Happy travels!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Don't, I repeat, DON'T stay at this hostel! Arriving I was greeted by the rudest receptionist, I almost felt compelled to apologize for staying at the hostel. She couldn't take the money off my card, so I had to wander around until I found an atm. I don't care how long her day was, she's not fit to work in...

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Belford Hostel R, Manager at Belford Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. The credit card machine was not working at the time of your check in, and the alternatives offered were not to your liking. The only option was to direct you to the nearest cash point - a map was provided, as requested. One often finds that the reasons people are unhappy with a business is...

Puerto del Rosario, Spain
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am in the hotel from August 28, are in small dorms for 6 people, clean rooms, friendly, clean bathrooms and showers, staff and Good value and friendly. The common room is very large and also the kitchen, and is very clean and with all available accessories. I recommend it to young people who want to be doing well, and...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A very economical bed for the night so comfortable. the room is a fair size for a hostel share the bed warm and comfy the facilities are there great common room great staff close to princes st this hostel is for those who enjoy there days and just want to crash at night full marks

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The dorm was a bit on the small side, but you get what you pay for. The walls and incredibly thin so you could hear everything. The hostel isn't "centrally located" or a "5 minutes walk from Princes Street". It was more like a 20 minutes walk. It also cost us £8 in an Uber to get to Edinbrugh Waverley....

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Had a really great stay here. Friendly environment with great staff who are very accommodating and helpful. A fun yet relaxed common room where you have access to the kitchen to cook your own meals, as well as the bar and TV room. Will take you 15 minutes to walk downtown.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed one night in the private double bedroom ensuite. Nice big room, nice comfy bed + tea/coffee making facilities w/ kettle. Only £39 compared to hotel prices with worse rooms. It's only 30 min walk from Waverley Station, and situated in a nice quiet area next to river. Cafe Braw around the corner also does an amazing bacon sandwich.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Belford! It's about a 15-20 minute trek from downtown, but on the plus side the surrounding area is much quieter than the city, which makes for a better night's sleep (and there's a bus if you want to save walking) Some of the cleanest hostel beds and showers we have ever seen, very comfortable,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I rarely stay in hostels because of a bad experience years ago that involved a homeless guy sneaking in and some light urinification but I booked a 6 bed room in this fancy place and its great...the staff are friendly, the place is clean and no homeless people did wees on me so i'm happy

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Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
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.
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Additional Information about Belford Hostel

Address: 6-8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 3DA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Price Range: €22 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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 of 5 bubbles Alicesummerhayes2015, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
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