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Art Roch Hostel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I give this hostel an average rating because I didn't stay here long enough (only for 1 night) to be able to fully judge it. We stayed in an 18 bed mixed dorm--I found the beds fine. The only problem is that for an 18-bed dorm, it's quite small and the door to the bedroom slams shut. If you have...

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Brugherio, Italy
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Ok, it's a hostel. A cheap hostel. But, probably, the worst hostel I'va ever been in my (still young) life. We were a group of seven friends who wanted a cheap place for a two nights-stay in Edimburgh. What we got in Art Roch was a room (N. 104 ) truly dirty (used tissues under the beds, a broken window)...

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Whitefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2012

I booked this hostel and read the reviews afterwards and I was really concerned with what i had read in the reviews. The hostel was clean and quirky and the staff were very helpful, I saw a number of rooms as it was quite a large group and all the rooms were clean and suitable to their purpose, they are...

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North America
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Had a 5 nights reservation..party of 4..2 out of 4 got infected with bed bugs..the day of our departure, the room was still been rented even thought they knew about it... Having bed bugs that is one think ( even in fancy hotels) but not acting immediatly on the problem, that isn't the way to do good business! Great location!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2012

After I booked I decide to read reviews from this hostel in another webpage and the reviews were horrible and I was concerned but still decide to try and I dont regreted. The ambience is very nice. I loved it. It is not virginal clean but it is OK. The room and toilets were cleaned every. If you are tall...

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Milano, Italia
Reviewed 17 May 2012

I've been there for two days with some friends. We booked a room with bathroom and decided to pay for the hole room to have a private room. When we arrived the hostel didn't look so bad: it was spartan but cool furnished. Unfortunately when we got to the room we understood we made a mistake: the room was narrow...

2Thank flea07
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2012

well..... if i was staying here with the wife she would have said "NO WAY HOSAY" as soon as she walked through the door and went else where,but as it was a stag night for 32 lads it was bearable for the one night just to get our heads down after a night on the drink. on arrival we asked...

23Thank SUSAN H
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We were 7 friends and we booked a room for 8 people with private bathroom for two nights. Our room (number 104) was the worst I' ve ever seen in my entire life: there was not hot water in the shower, no heating, the floor was dirty and there was a water loss from the toilet, the basin and even...

2Thank davide_2982
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 April 2012

The location: amazing! Everything else: barely tolerable. It's the little things - staff was regularly absent from the front desk for extended periods of time at all hours eg. our beds were stripped halfway through our stay which led to a 30 minute wait and arduous process to get new bedding, the rec room never closed, and security was almost...

1Thank Ready4Anythn
Reviewed 14 April 2012

I will make it simple: do not go there. To be honest the location is good. Apart from that everything is just dirty, ruined and even creepy. The rooms are dirty, the "decoration" is absolutely awful and the shower of our "ensuite room" did not have hot water at all. It is also very noisy at night. I did not...

1Thank Juan S

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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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Additional Information about Art Roch Hostel

Address: 2 West Port | Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Hotel Class:3 star — Art Roch Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“It was in 2010, in March (Quite time) the street view to the square or the back view looking up at the Castle were fantastic.”
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Alikoka, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask if the situation is now ok ( no more bed bugs).”
LiseAmerica, 24 Jun 2012 | Read review
“make sure your defo booked in before you travel”
RobbieM414, 9 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Avoid room 207 like the plague!”
obnoxiousgas, 3 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Private rooms are divine here!”
hanacats, 2 Apr 2012 | Read review
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