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Malone's Old Town Hostel

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Krefeld
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Staff was very kind and caring. Bedrooms were clean. Bathroom was perfectly clean. Definitely felt welcomed and kind of had the feeling of coming home! Planning to go back there when visiting Edinburgh.

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Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

That small hostel in the centre of Edinburgh is perfect for young people. We spent 2 days there, the atmosphere is great, and the fact that the linked pub downstairs offers special prices for people staying at the hostel is a large bonus!

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very accomodating, did'nt charge for the night we never showed up due to bad weather, awesome burgers in the pub below and the discount was great! Also very clean, they let an underaged kid we had with us stay if we abided by the no drinking rules of the pub which was fine.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Spending a night in Edinburgh? Malone's Old Town Hostel is THE perfect place to stay. Conveniently located (0.5 minutes to the university if you attend a conference like me or 2 minutes to the National Museums of Scotland if you love arts and history). Nice rooms, good breakfast and absolutely fantastic staff!

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The hostel is very central, hardly 5 -10 minutes walking to the royal mile, the breakfast is for free and very complete. But above all, all the people who are working in this hostel are great! They made me feel at home since the moment when I arrived. Whenever you need something they are very happy to help you, and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The hostel is a really nice location, right in the Old Town. You can walk to anywhere in Edinburgh city centre from here. The room was nice and spacious, and the beds were comfy. The pillows were very soft and full, usually in hostels they are flat and worn out, so this is always nice to find on those rare... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Great location, central to pretty much everything. Lots going on at the hostel, different activities or group outings are organized for every night. The hostel's bar gives great discounts for guests, and has good traditional Scottish dancing once a week. Good sized hostel, definitely worth it, also probably the most affordable accommodation in the city! Plus free breakfast (:

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Ottawa, Ontario
1 review
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Excellent location, with good wifi and bathrooms, as well as very friendly and helpful staff. However, the rooms were not great, as the beds were very sqeaky (making noise anytime the occupant moved), and some were falling apart.

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Chicago
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Malones: great location, great price, friendly staff! Everything was ready and clean when I arrived and the staff was very friendly and helpful for identifying key sites to see. I highly recommend hiking to Arthur's Seat!

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I had a very good time staying at the hostel. The rooms and bed are very clean. The bathrooms are well maintained. The location is excellent. You are in the heart of the town and within 10-15 min walk from waverly station. The pub below just adds an icing to the whole experience. The pub has excellent live music. I... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Malone's Old Town Hostel recently made it as Lonely Planet's 'top pick' as a budget hostel in Edinburgh. A clean, cosy hostel located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic and beautiful old town. As well as being close to top tourist attractions such as the National Museum and the Castle, it is also above one of the area's most popular bars, Malones Irish Bar. Choose from a large 10-12 bed or smaller 4 bed dorm and be welcomed into our cheery little place! ... more   less 

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Address: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: €21 - €76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Get a group of around 10 you'll get a dorm to yourselves. Otherwise expect to be in with strangers. Take a padlock for the lockers.”
 of 5 bubbles The_Creg, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Shared 12 bed room”
 of 5 bubbles Sjata, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own towel and padlock if needed”
 of 5 bubbles danic230, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“plug your devices in before others fall asleep. All the outlets are behind someone's bed. ”
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“Room 1 or Room 2 which are on the first Floor. Hostel Doesn't have”
 of 5 bubbles JaaniK, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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