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    Cowgate Tourist Hostel

    96-112 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JN, Scotland
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    Reviewed 26 May 2017

    the hostel is located in the old city of Edinburgh, 5min to the st gills cathedral and around 8min's walk to the castle. BUT!!!! in front of the hostel, theres a OPEN BAR and everyday they close at 3AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its not possible to sleep well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...More

    Thank 晨 陈
    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist HostelResponded 16 June 2017

    Hi there, the cleaning staff do their best to ensure that the rooms are prepared for our guests arrival each morning and are then checked by a member of staff. Unfortunately we are unable to control the noise of the bar but have been in...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    The room was fine. The bathrooms were disgusting. good location though kinda hard to find if you don't know edinburgh. Luckily I made a friend on the train that showed me. good for the price but i probably won't stay here again.More

    Thank Jess F
    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist HostelResponded 16 June 2017

    Hi Jess, Thank you for your review, feedback will be passed onto the cleaning staff. They do a good job to ensure that the apartments are clean but shifts finish at 2pm so if someone messes the room it may not be cleaned if the...More

    Reviewed 22 May 2017

    Best location you could ask for in the middle of the Old Town - everything is minutes away. The price of a 6-bed room is reasonable. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking. Not enough showers in the block though, only one for 24+ people...More

    Thank Tiia N
    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist HostelResponded 16 June 2017

    Hi Tiia, thank you very much for your review. We do have a great location in Edinburgh and the prices are low in comparison to other places nearby. With regards to showers we are limited to what we can offer due to the building but...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

    We have been for 4 days in the city and one more time we had the best option. We spent here 3 nights and it was a really nice experience. How clean and confortable!!! We enjoyed so much our birhday here.

    Thank Pilar G
    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist HostelResponded 16 June 2017

    Hi Pilar, thank you very much for your kind review and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Oh.. and happy birthday:) Kind regards, Dylan Weldon Office Manager

    Reviewed 9 May 2017

    Spent one night in this hostel 2 weeks ago. The place is cool, standard beds, but damn cold in the room. Friendly stuff, excelent position close to city center and very cheap price. If you don't expect smth fancy, this is a fine place.More

    Thank Darkdistro
    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist HostelResponded 16 June 2017

    Hi there, thank you for your review. At the moment this is exactly what we hope to hear from our guests, hopefully in the near future we will look to renovate and provide a different experience but at the moment for the price and location...More

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    • Price range
    • US$15 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 168
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    place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
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    andmh13
    30 December 2014|
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    Response from CowgateHostel | Property representative |
    There are frequent buses and also trams from the airport to the city centre of Edinburgh. As we are in the heart of the city it is a very short walk from the train and bus station. The same short walk from where the tram... More
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    Brooke K
    15 December 2014|
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    Response from CowgateHostel | Property representative |
    We require a lead guest over the age of 18 for bookings that are in our shared dorms. We do allow under 18's but over 16's to come to our hostel on their own however they must book a private room so they are not sharing with... More
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    "Basic - but clean and tidy"
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    "We only stayed in Room 94"
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    "Without any payment issue, this is a good hostel to stay a night."
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    "104 flat contains two rooms of six beds and one twin room. Private toilets and kitchen for the flat."
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