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Malone's Old Town Hostel

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Malone's is in a fantastic location in Edinburgh's old town. The promotions in the pub for guests are great, and can make the stay extra fun. Beds are fine, but rooms are a bit stinky if the window is left closed. Kitchen and breakfast are alright, and bathrooms are clean.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped at Malones Hostel for my Stag weekend in July. It was an excellent base for the weekend. We had one whole dormitory to ourselves. The beds were clean and surprisingly very comfortable. There is a communal shower area which is very clean and in good condition. Can't complain about the complimentary breakfast and the staff were all friendly.... More 

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Malone's has a good location, 5-10 minutes' walking distance from the Royal Mile, 15 minutes to Waverley Bridge for train and airport bus connections, and 20 minutes to the bus station. It is a simple but perfectly functional accommodation, with helpful staff. Good value overall and great if you don't mind roughing it out "backpacker-style."

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The pictures on the webpage don't show accurately the current condition of the facility. The mattresses are used out and smelly. If one of the people sleeping in the bunk bed slightly moves, the whole bedstead moves as well. Unfortunately, the are not enough sockets in the room either, which was very annoying when everyone had to charge their phones... More 

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

My friend and I had the chance to get a special price offer which is why we only paid about 8p per person, I guess (cannot exactly remember). We stayed for one night and really enjoyed the place, i.e. the location of the hostel, the pub downstairs, the light dorms and bathrooms which were both very clean. And the breakfast... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a very nice hostel if you're on a budget trip and just need a bed. My friend and I arrived an hour early, but this wasn't a problem. Friendly staff brought us to our dorm room and informed us about the hostel rules, best part: 50% off in the pub downstairs! We slept at the world themed room... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is the best place for staying if you need just a bed to sleep. Right in city centre perfect location, friendly staff. Rooms are clean and beds are quite comfortable. Would definitely use again. Thank you!

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

easily one of the best hostel Edinburg. The staff is nice,the rooms are very confortable (at least ''the library '') and the hostel is very well-placed, just on top of a pub...only issue : the hostel isn't big, the kitchen can easily be crowed and there is a lot pf stairs....

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The rooms are not so big and some of them are dirty (in my room there was insects who moved inside the fluorescence). Moreover, they say that the breakfast is included but it means cereal, milk and tea in a tiny and dirty kitchen. In contract, the toilets were clean and the receptionist was fliendly

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you are on the look out for somewhere in a great location and want to meet some fun people then look no further. Remember it is a hostel, not a hotel. It is on a main road, and it is above a bar, so if you need silence in order to sleep, i wouldn't stay here. I stayed for... More 

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
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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  • Free Breakfast
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Malone's Old Town Hostel recently made it as Lonely Planet's 'top pick' as a budget hostel in Edinburgh. A clean, cosy hostel located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic and beautiful old town. As well as being close to top tourist attractions such as the National Museum and the Castle, it is also above one of the area's most popular bars, Malones Irish Bar. Choose from a large 10-12 bed or smaller 4 bed dorm and be welcomed into our cheery little place! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malone's Old Town Hostel

Address: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $31 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Get a group of around 10 you'll get a dorm to yourselves. Otherwise expect to be in with strangers. Take a padlock for the lockers.”
 of 5 bubbles The_Creg, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Shared 12 bed room”
 of 5 bubbles Sjata, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own towel and padlock if needed”
 of 5 bubbles danic230, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“plug your devices in before others fall asleep. All the outlets are behind someone's bed. ”
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“Room 1 or Room 2 which are on the first Floor. Hostel Doesn't have”
 of 5 bubbles JaaniK, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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