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Aberdeen
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This must be one of the nicest, cleanest and certainly safest feeling Hostel I have had the pleasure of staying in, no fuss, no request is asking too much, great customer service from all departments. The rooms are clean, and offers a first class menu and bar in house at affordable prices.

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Seville, Spain
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good hostel at an unbeatable price. Central and with good food service in the bar. The rooms are quiet, even been in the center, they are kept very clean and the reception staff are super friendly.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simple but efficient accomodation. Had some issues with window (quadruple room) but member of staff was able to help. Private bathroom is simple one but cant complain. Very nice bar room with great breakfast.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We've been three times with groups of 30. It's great. You can get shared dorms, rooms for 1 or 2 and it includes breakfast. The bar and kitchen are great for groups. Luggage storage is provided too. Very well located.

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EdinburghSmart_city, Manager at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review! looking forward to welcoming you back for your 4th stay soon hopefully!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good location and helpful staff . As it was my first trip to Edinburgh Denice was very helpful in giving information on the local attractions and things to do. However I find check out time of 10am a bit early

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Tayport
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quiet, clean, good price, good staff and good location. Comun area confortable and big. The toilet in the room could be better designed, but is a plus to have it inside and don't need to leave the room.

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Twizel, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Safe stay is central and cheap. The people are nice enough and we heard the bar was fun - heard it because we struggled to sleep with noise from the bar courtyard below. Our fault for opting for relatively cheap digs off the Royal Mile I suppose. While we had a fairly lousy night because of the noise of cheerfully...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my friend and we both agreed that this is a superb hostel we have ever experienced. Love love love! It's located in a good location, walkable distance to the castle. We would recommend this place to our friends and we are definitely going back. Always look for the name 'SafeStay'

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EdinburghSmart_city, Manager at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon hopefully!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was close to the train station, handy when arriving very late at night. It was in a great location, very clean and spacious room with very friendly staff. Mirrors, drawers and tea and coffee facilities in the room. Great value for money!

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Thank you very much for leaving a review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. wishing you a safe onward journey.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location. Excellent prices. Amazing breakfast: eggs, haggis, fruit, cereal, milk, coffe, tea, sausages, bacon, bread, jam, butter, croissant, etc. I recommend it, defininitely. In Christmas eve, the staff give chocolates for everyone.

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Thank you for your kind review! I am delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast selection :)

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Safestay Hostel, Edinburgh, redefines the hostel experience. Safestay Hostel is an award winning stylish five-star hostel with great facilities that make it the ideal choice for value accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. Safestay Hostel's rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all have en-suite facilities. The hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living so there really is something for everyone. Safestay hostel really is the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, with free Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. There is also a 24 hour reception, no curfew, and all of Edinburgh's lively night scene and famed attractions on your doorstep. Safestay also offers fantastic City break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why Safestay Hostel is the smart choice for your journey to Scotland's vibrant and historic Capital city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safestay Edinburgh

Address: 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: €22 - €179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Safestay Edinburgh 5*
Number of rooms: 132
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“Noisy on the lower floors due to the proximity to the street and the in-house bar”
 of 5 bubbles kiwifamily007, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I had room 506 and was very happy with it. It was close to the elevators and easy to find. It was spacious and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles SuzanS_8_2016, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room, not on the hotel bar side.”
 of 5 bubbles 125am_liec, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the bar are noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 592lianl, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near outdoor sitting area are noisy”
 of 5 bubbles cassandras646, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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