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A1 Playfair House Hostel

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28 Aug 2007
“Horrible !!!”
15 Oct 2006
“Truly awful”
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Reviewed August 28, 2007

The Hostel doesn't exist anymore. The building has collapsed. Anyway, itsowner and the manager continue renting rooms. I went there the 16st of August because I made an arrengement for 4 nights by web. The building was absolutely down (no walls, no nothing) and they...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2006

Beyond a doubt the worst accomodation I have ever had the misfortune to stay in! The whole place was filthy and smelly, there were exposed wires in the shower, there was nowhere secure to store anything, the kitchen was a mess, the staff and other...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2006

Yuuk....Smelly, foul, dingy basement 'hostel' with grease running down the kitchen walls and dodgy stains on blankets, run by a greedy chain-smoking manager (Robert), who has obviously never heard of the word 'hygiene' and who takes random bookings before turning down people at the door!!!...More

2  Thank nathalie a
Reviewed May 26, 2005

Don't expect what you see on the website to be what you get. First of all, they are virtually impossible to get ahold of. Secondly when I arrived there was an awful smell about the place. The door to my room was cracked and they...More

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US$15 - US$26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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A1 Playfair House Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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