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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really impressed with how good this hostel was for the price. The staff were friendly and helpful, and very approachable. The hostel itself was really clean and modern, Wi-fi didn't quite stretch to the rooms, but the lounge and reception areas were comfortable and I didn't mind sitting down there with a coffee just to use the internet....

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Brora, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This facility is far more of a hotel than a youth hostel! The place is spotless and well equipped. Better soundproofing would be a bonus on street facing rooms due to constant traffic noise. Try to avoid these rooms when booking. Breakfast was perfect, hot and cold. A good variety on offer and excellent value for money. I would stay...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a ramblers weekend away. This is a hostel, leaning much more towards a hotel, including in the price. However for this you get; excellent cooking facilities, comfy beds, a great shower and everything is clean and modern. A couple of slight criticisms, the breakfast was overly expensive, even for the continental, which although fine, didn't have a...

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Gloucester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great 5-night stay at this hostel for a Ramblers' weekend and some sightseeing. Bedrooms were clean, spacious and comfortable. Wide selection of breakfasts available (cooked or continental). Staff were always on hand to help when you needed them. Good selection of food and drinks available throughout the day. Plenty of information on activities to do in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland....

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great central location within walking distance of many of Edinburgh's attractions. The hostel also has a very well equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area. When I stayed I hardly got any sleep due to a large group of teenagers who were making an excessive amount of noise for most of the night. For this reason...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post. I am sorry to read about the noise from the group. We have a fully staffed reception 24 hours a day, if we had known about this we would have immediately spoken to the group leaders to resolve this for you. Please do visit again and allow us to prove that...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In our room was very loud bed. It's making noise in litterly every move what you do. So I and my girlfriend didn't sleep well. Soup dispenser didn't work so you cant you soup. watter in sink wasn't drinkible so you affraid wash your teeth. In sinc was so much hair that barely work. In shower was so big water...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, I am really disappointed to read this as this is not the level of service that SYHA prides its self upon and we have passed this onto the team at Edinburgh in investigate and resolve. It would help us to understand more if you could please contact our Edinburgh General manager on jgagen@syha.org.uk,so that we can address the issues...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Stayed in a 'luxury twin room' that's what it was called. Unfortunately our window would not close for night timesand when we asked the receptionist to look at it he thankfully went up straight away and tried his best , to no avail. He said he would get it fixed. We asked an Australian girl at reception the next day...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post. I am really sorry to hear aboit your exoereince, I have passed these commnets onto the team at Edinburgh and the rooms are all being checked by our maintenance to resolve this issue. I hope you will give us another opportunity to show you that we are striving to get things...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

So I'm more of a 5* hotel than hostel fan so was a little unsure about the prospect of staying in a hostel but it was excellent! Family room was large and had its own table and chairs. Plenty or storage space and a great shower. Surprisingly quiet (even though the place was fully booked). Location was great and we...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much, we will pass your kind commnets onto the team. Lorna Padden

Worcester, UK
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Had a great 3 night stay. We had a private room with en suite, It was like staying in a travelodge. There were towels, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The staff were very helpful. Whilst it is a little out of the centre of Edinburgh there are plenty of places to eat nearby (just book as they...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post, we are glad you enjoted your stay. Lorna Padden

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This large hostel is located fairly close to central Edinburgh with a bus stop right outside. The staff was very helpful in sorting out a booking mistake my friend made, and they switched our rooms around so we could stay in the same shared room. Food is decent for breakfast, however there are loads of restaurant options nearby. Sleeping was...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to post. We really appreciate it and we will pass your kind commenst onto our team. Lorna Padden

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Scotland's capital, offering 5 star budget accommodation with 271 beds. This busy youth hostel offers a range of multi-share and private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, taking hostelling to a new level with TV and coffee making facilities. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is also an ideal location for those looking for group accommodation in Edinburgh. The youth hostel has a self-catering kitchen and dining room. Our licensed cafe, Haddington Place, offers tea, coffee and cake as well as snacks and meals throughout the day. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is ideal for individuals, groups or families looking for quality, budget accommodation. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Address: 9 Haddington Place | Off Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 4AL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $48 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 5*
Number of rooms: 72
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