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Myself and a few friends are travelling around Europe and stayed here for three nights. I found them to be the friendliest hostel we have been to so far on our trip. I would highly recommend staying here. The location and cleanliness were both to...More
This is a great place. Ignore some of the silly reviews. This place was really cheap, but clean, in a good location and fit for purpose. I've stayed in some amazing hotels all over the world, however this we stayed at this clean, safe, well...More
Ive been living there for at least 4-5 months and to be honest ill never forget this place... Friendly and incredibly helpful stuff, clean rooms, cheap and located in the city center... What else needed? If someones looking for a perfect place i recommend searching...More
The place is in a good location for the city but the hostel is brutal, ok it's cheap but as a few previous reviews state it's like a weekend in prison - thank god we had plans to be out all weekend - 1 shower...More
This place after the debacle that was my other hostel experience in Edinburgh was great!
I was able to get a clean 10 bed dorm for a reasonable price and a central location to everything I wanted to see and do.
The staff is international...More
US$21 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.