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West End Hostel
West End Hostel
West End Hostel
West End Hostel
West End Hostel
West End Hostel
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8

Excellent

715 reviews

715 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 710 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Edinburgh Castle 1.2 km
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 1.4 km
Royal Mile Street 1.5 km
The Real Mary King's Close 1.8 km
Edinburgh Old Town 1.8 km
National Museum of Scotland 1.8 km
Calton Hill 2.3 km
Palace of Holyroodhouse 2.9 km
Arthur's Seat 3.6 km
Royal Yacht Britannia 4.5 km
Nearby landmarks
West End Medical Practice 130 m
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany 210 m
your GP 220 m
Consulate General of Russia 230 m
Consulate General of Japan 240 m
St. Mary's Cathedral 240 m
Consulate of Denmark 260 m
Old School Playground 310 m
Dean Village 330 m
Consulate of the Netherlands 350 m

West End Hostel

35 Palmerston Place, Haymarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5AU - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Haymarket part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

440 meters to public transportation

Airport transfer

930 meters to Princes Street Gardens

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Restaurants

Shared kitchen

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.5 miles
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport8.9 km

Rooms available at West End Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Bed in a 24 bed mixed dormitory shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in a 9 bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in a 9 bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in a 10 bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in a 9 bed mixed dormitory with ensuite
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in a 18 bed mixed dormitory shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Street view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in a 6 bed mixed dormitory with ensuite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in a 6 bed mixed dormitory with ensuite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in a 6 bed mixed dormitory with ensuite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at West End Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to West End Hostel?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around Edinburgh with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at West End Hostel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at West End Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at West End Hostel?

West End Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at West End Hostel?

West End Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to West End Hostel?

Haymarket Tram Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 440 m away from West End Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby West End Hostel?

Restaurants including Platform 5, Ghillie Dhu and The Huxley are popular in West End Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Haymarket.

What popular shopping places are close to West End Hostel?

Located in the Haymarket area, West End Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Vietnam House Art Gallery, West End Village and RIAS Gallery.

What are popular attractions near West End Hostel?

Guests at West End Hostel can easily visit Dean Village, St. Mary's Cathedral and Old School Playground located in the Haymarket area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to West End Hostel?

West End Hostel is located in the Haymarket area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as The Cauldron.

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What people love about West End Hostel

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Great staff!"

    Edwin

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    February 17, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Great hostel, clean and good location"

    Honora

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    August 26, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "It was great value and the staff were really friendly."

    Alex

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    July 2, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,533 Edinburgh properties
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Room comfort score
7.7/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Room size
27 sqm.
Location score
7.9/10
Better than
96
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
93
%
of Edinburgh properties
Bigger than
93
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
92
%
of Edinburgh properties
Overall rating:

8

Excellent
715 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.6
Location
7.9
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More about West End Hostel

More about West End Hostel

West End Hostel

Wake up to the wonder of Edinburgh with a stay at West End Hostel, located only minutes from the heart of the city.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at West End Hostel. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Exploring Edinburgh is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the hostel. The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Each guestroom at West End Hostel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at West End Hostel are equipped with linen service for your convenience. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides toiletries in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at West End Hostel. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. A night in at the hostel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at West End Hostel. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Venture outside West End Hostel and explore Edinburgh during your stay. An afternoon of browsing the works at Royal Yacht Britannia located 4.4 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. The most popular local attraction is probably Arthur's Seat only 3.5 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Edinburgh.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Rental car
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Time Bar (The West End Hostel)

  • Cuisine: Local, British, Scottish
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
35 Palmerston Place, Haymarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5AU
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    8.9 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    54.9 km

Public transportation

  • Haymarket Tram Station
    440 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    460 m

Hospital or clinic

  • West End Medical Practice
    130 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    4.3 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    470 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    330 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.2 km
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    1.4 km
  • Royal Mile Street
    1.5 km
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.8 km
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    1.8 km
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.8 km
  • Calton Hill
    2.3 km
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    2.9 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    3.6 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    4.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • West End Medical Practice
    130 m
  • Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
    210 m
  • your GP
    220 m
  • Consulate General of Russia
    230 m
  • Consulate General of Japan
    240 m
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
    240 m
  • Consulate of Denmark
    260 m
  • Old School Playground
    310 m
  • Dean Village
    330 m
  • Consulate of the Netherlands
    350 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property offers a 20% discount at the restaurant.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee20 GBP
  • Distance from city center0.5 miles
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1900
  • Most recent renovation2018

Parking

  • Daily parking fee21.00 GBP

Reviews of West End Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.6
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.1
Value for money8.1
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9+ Exceptional (20)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (24)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (13)
Jun - Aug (28)
Sep - Nov (13)
Dec - Feb (17)
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10.0
Exceptional
Nicole from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Quiet, sweet”

Loved this hostel, most staff are amazing and helpful, the manager was a little rude at check in but all other staff were lovely throughout our stay. The rooms and bathrooms are kept really clean! Great bar with live music and Scottish beer, loved it.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Shami
Solo traveler
1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Awesome stay”

This stay was awesome....neat and clean...comfy and good ambience... Please read more in my blog www.shacbatravelling.com

Reviewed August 10, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Alex from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Great value, good location, busy dorm! ”

The West End Hostel was a great base for a week in Edinburgh; it was great value and the staff were really friendly. I was in the 24 bed dorm, which was pretty busy, although most of the time this wasn't a problem for me.

Reviewed July 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Laica from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Very nice hostel”

It looks like this place has been converted from a hotel to a hostel. The facilities are really awesome and clean. The beds though have a little space when you sit up you might hit your head. Apart from that, I enjoyed my stay. It is just a little far from groceries and restaurants.

Reviewed January 26, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Honora from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great location ”

Great hostel, clean and good location

Reviewed August 26, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Chainarong from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Valuable for money but there is a pickpocket inside the hostel”

It is valuable for money. The distance is quite far from the railway station but you can go by walking. The hostel location is near the Haymarket that we can find a lot of food. Unfortunately, my friend was suffered from a pickpocket that stole her purse in a kitchen of the hostel in our last day morning. You should be careful in the public areas here. The staff is very useful, he helped us look for CCTV. We phoned a policeman then they came to help us. However, we could not find the pickpocket. Thank you everyone.

Reviewed April 19, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Edwin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Excellent”

Great staff!

Reviewed February 17, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Sarah from Denmark
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

Very good”

Even though it was clean and the facilities were nice enough, the atmosphere was not that cozy. There was no AC in the room, so we had to keep the windows open (because we were 12 people in the dorm), which was a bit annoying since there was a road with car traffic outside. It wasn't a bad hostel at all, but I'm sure there are better ones in the city.

Reviewed August 14, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Shing from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

quite good”

quite good in terms of hostel, there are 3 beds vertically with electronic plugs, generally quite comfortable

Reviewed February 10, 2019

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7.2
Very good
hans from Argentina
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

I recommend it ”

Very clean and nice. Kitchen is modern but very small. The guy at reception/bar was not nice at all.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Ananya from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good place to stay ”

It was my first time experience and it wasn’t bad.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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6.0
Praosiri from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

value short stay”

The room is quite large and clean. The location is near Haymarket or Westend area but still can walk to the city centre.

Reviewed August 02, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Guillaume from Belgium
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

A nice, quiet place near the Water of Leith with a friendly staff.”

The Location is satisfactory. You are a 15 min walk away from Prince's Street and the nearest of the city center, and 45 min away from the furthest of the city center. The area is residential and quiet, but down the street you have a main street from Prince's Street to the Haymarket, where you have pubs, shops, smaller, cheaper restaurants as well as nicer ones. If you like to spend the night out partying, be ready for a ~40 min walk to the most active part of the town. On the other hand, the Hostel is situated 10 mins away from the beautiful and peaceful Water of Leith, which would be a highlight for those who want to enjoy a quiet afternoon in this small pocket of nature inside the city. So +1 to the location thanks to this. The Hostel has its own bar on the floor ground, common facilities downstairs and rooms and bathrooms upstairs. The bar is open to all with average to slightly above average prices (including your resident discount). That area is extremely nice and clean, and on some nights the bar is a nice plce to hang out peacefully, on some others there are activities planned (live music, quizzes...). The common facilities and room on the other hand are only cleaned once a week, on monday. A lot of people using only a couple stalls, the bathroom can be pretty unclean. They have suffered quite a lot from the use as well. The kitchen is okay-ish clean, although I believe the rules regarding cleaning and dishwashing should be better enforced. The bed linens were not all really clean. The common room ("backpacker's lounge") is not great (a couple tables, a tv, a computer), but there is a nice small, quiet (again, residential area), garden with a couple tables. On the other hand, the kitchen is pretty cool with a variety of utensils (although most are in poor condition), and you have access to various plugs and lockers. The staff was for the most part extremely friendly and helpful. All in all, recommended for someone solo traveling or in couple looking for

Reviewed June 13, 2016

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7.3
Very good
Chomphunut from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Have a great night stay ”

Clean, friendly staff, spacious

I had a great night at the West End hotel. A short hair woman at the bar who is also a reception is super nice. She is friendly and check us in very fast. The room and bath room are clean and have plenty of space. The shower is modern and hotel also provide hair dryer, which I do love this a lot. Parking is free and not too far from the hotel. However the bed is quite too soft becouse there is no solid support under the bed. It is just a net under and all buildings around the hotel is looked alike.For me it's hard to find .

Reviewed July 16, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
I-Hsuan from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in August 2018

Great stay!!”

Travelled to Edinburgh due to Fringe, the place is very clean, staff are all helpful and friendly. The mattress is good but it might be better to remind the visitors to respect others’ sleeping time. Some of my roommates slam the door very loudly when other people are still sleeping. It might be better to open a little space for some people who may need to use laptop for tackling some business work in the midnight.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Magdalena from Poland
Group
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Really good”

The best for short stay, not far away from city center, clean and good looking rooms. In my opinion toilets was too small but clean, with soap and shampoo. Good price and friendly staff. I would like to come back :)

Reviewed December 10, 2018

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6.3
Good
A from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

Clean and functional but average service”

Clean, functional and conveniently located

Hotel was very nice overall but way overpriced probably due to the Edinburgh festival. Also, we were not informed that the breakfast times during weekdays end half an hour earlier (versus weekends) and were surprised to come downstairs only to be told curtly that they could not serve us breakfast as the kitchen was closed.

Reviewed August 26, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Latoyaa from Trinidad & Tobago
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Nice hotel”

clean dorms, nice bar, good service

they were really kind to let me have a shower since i arrived early and couldnt check into my room as yet. Good wifi coverage.nice bar area and generally a good hotel. the reception and the bar area the same place but its convenient enough. location is a little far from the city centre, about 10 mins walk but the roads always seemed to be lively.

Reviewed August 15, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Stephen from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

fantastic hotel, great location + very friendly pr”

spacious bright rooms, central location, great food + used by locals - always a good sign

3 of us over for a rugby international. hotel chosen for location + value from internet. perfect choice. clean, modern decor, centrally located for rugby + city centre attractions. very friendly staff only too happy to help. i thoroughly recommend it. i will definitely be back !

Reviewed March 01, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Andre from Portugal
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

lovely time near the city centre.”

good location, staff always willing to help and nice and clean bedrooms

Had a lovely time there. the bedroom was clean and tidy, other people with whom I was sharing the room were very respectful. the location is surely one of the best attributes of this hotel as well as the staff, which was always available to help and advise. the only problem was the restaurant's timetable...it was very strict! I was never able to have dinner, because it was closed for dinner on those days.

Reviewed June 10, 2013

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