We laughed at the bad reviews but went anyway because it was just £12 on NYEE. The alleyway leading to the hostel was littered with fag ends and rubbish but that crap on the street doesn’t stop at the entrance, the floors are dirty throughout. The hostel itself is brightly coloured, there is a communal area at the entrance that had someone’s kids playing around in. Our 2 bed dorm was perfect for us and great at the price, we had electronic keys to unlock our room with lockers inside to store securely, a tv a mirror and bunk beds, you couldn’t swing a cat but we didn’t need to do that. The shower rooms had fancy jet wash showers in which confused the hell out of me, the plug hole could do with a clean out as the shower tray drained very slowly, the door lock had bust so someone walked in on me naked which wasn’t ideal. There was a weird smell in the air that stung the back of my throat. I read another review saying they could smell drugs, if it’s drugs it’s definitely not weed but whatever it was I’m glad we only stayed one night. We didn’t use the kitchen so I’m unable to comment but I know there was a kitchen to use as well as a vending machine. ✔️ We were able to leave our bags in a locked cupboard as we arrived really early so could drop and explore the city. ✔️ Very cheap price. ✔️ Good location ✖️Dirty ✖️Dodgy ✖️Drug den feels…
Just awfull. They lost our booking and didn't do anything to fix it - leaving us stranded without a place to stay. Extremly nonchalant when getting shown our confirmation e-mail. Will never try to book here again. Worst ever.
On arival denied our reservation. We had writen confermation but did not matter. Left us with no place to stay. Worst place ever! Bad attitude in front desk. I would never stay here if my life depended on it
We had a room with 4 beds, great to share with just your friends, no strangers! Not many bathrooms in the building tho. Great location in Edinburgh Old Town and the price is perfect!! Would recommend!
You'll get a single bed in a 10 man dorm for £12 close enough to all amenities. I stayed one night me and my partner doubled up on a single bed. The mattress aren't great for comfort but for a place just to stop over and get fresh for the next day it does the trick. Bring a padlock so you can lock your stuff away. I didn't as I didn't know but I was ok you can buy them for a fiver. It is right next to a bar so expect a loud night should you stop over on a weekend like I did. Overall if you are not fussed about sharing a room it's the cheapest way to see Edinburgh.