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The Hostel

236 reviews
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good21%
  • Average29%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
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“common room”(8 reviews)
“bed dormitory”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I've stayed in alot of hostels in my time and this one is by far the best in the UK. There are almost too many positives to name. As a solo traveller it is ideal. The atmosphere is incredible and the communal spaces are great....More

Thank Mariana C
Reviewed 20 December 2016

7 of us in a 12 bed dorm. Unbelievable value for money and great location and the staff were lovely. Showers were deadly too! Bathrooms were very clean and it wasnt loud from outside at all either. Great for young people!

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stayed here for one night with 9 lads on a boozy night away. Was grand for that but rooms are in fairly poor condition. Shared bathrooms with other dorms also. You also have to pay a £20 deposit, but we got it back no bother....More

Thank RobertMurtagh
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I will be right honest and say right away that the thing that made this Hostel THE BEST EVER was the STAFF. We had an 8 person Costa Rican crew descending upon Edinburgh and our first friendly face we came upon was Adam! We all...More

1  Thank ALGH73
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded 12 December 2016

Hi!! Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for taking the time to leave a review. We really enjoyed having you and your Costa Rican crew were awesome fun :) One of the best groups we have had. We all enjoyed meeting you....More

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stayed in this hostel with university friends for the weekend. The place was great, clean, warm, good location and comfortable. However, the best thing about this hostel is the staff, Helen, the woman working for the time we stayed was so helpful and patient with...More

Thank ClareTaylor62
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded 12 December 2016

Hi Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel. We are really pleased you enjoyed yourselves with us. We enjoyed meeting you and you are welcome back any time. Come and see us soon! Thanks The Hostel

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US$18 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$18 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Traveller (19)
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Dining (1)
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West End
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
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24 May 2017|
Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
Have you phoned the Hostel directly about this? I had to do so in order to guarantee my group were all in the same room.
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"Private rooms nice, but can be noisy."
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"take a warm pyjama"
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"I slept in a dorm with most beds full. It was warm, showers and toilets clean"
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"Luck of the draw. They may have rooms to sleep less people, which I'd advise!"
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