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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Myself and a friend stayed here whilst looking for an apartment to live in. We couldn't recommend the hostel more! The staff were very welcoming to two lost souls in Edinburgh and helped us with everything we needed. Rooms were comfortable and free wifi was...More

Thank challissey
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded September 12, 2016

Hi Thanks for your amazing review. We are so glad you had a good stay with us at The Hostel- we really enjoyed having you. Should you ever find yourselves lost in Edinburgh again, come and see us :) Helen, Adam and especially Joseph say...More

Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Very cheap during the fringe festival, one of the cheapest within walking distance of the centre. The communal bathrooms were very nice! Beds were fine, room was a good size but we didn't spend much time there. Only real bad part was the lack of...More

Thank ArPit22
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded September 12, 2016

Hi Thanks for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at The Hostel. Parking in the city center is often very difficult, especially during the Fringe, however, we are glad you found one of the cheaper car parks nearby. Please...More

Reviewed August 30, 2016

The Hostel was the perfect place to stay for our weekend getaway! The rooms were very clean, the atmosphere was fun and welcoming, and the staff was so friendly and helpful- especially Helen and Adam! I would recommend this location to all my friends. This...More

Thank Cat B
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded September 12, 2016

Hi Thanks for your review of The Hostel. We are so glad you had such a great stay with us. Helen and Adam enjoyed helping you and say you are welcome back anytime :) Looking forward to seeing you next time Thanks The Hostel

Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is very well situated in the vacubity of the Haymarket station. On check in we were greeted by friendly staff. The rooms were clean and the atmosphere was nice. The lounge area offered a good place to relax with a functioning pool...More

Thank Gareth R
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded September 12, 2016

Hi Thanks so much for your review of The Hostel. We are glad you enjoyed our location and found the staff friendly. As you mentioned, at busy times it can be difficult to make sure the communal areas are constantly kept clean, however, we will...More

Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was so nice to find this place. Hostel is cheap and have everything what You need when You want to stop in your travel. There is so relaxing atmosphere and the music which play in a common room is amazing! :D And the stuff...More

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Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded August 8, 2016

Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you had a great time in Edinburgh and at our hostel. Our staff work hard to make sure you have a great stay. And yes, we can all sing very...More

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United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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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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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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"Higher floors are quieter and the smaller the dorm the better."
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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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