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Dover, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will be right honest and say right away that the thing that made this Hostel THE BEST EVER was the STAFF. We had an 8 person Costa Rican crew descending upon Edinburgh and our first friendly face we came upon was Adam! We all absolutely loved him! He was so nice, friendly and helpful that we can't talk enough... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in this hostel with university friends for the weekend. The place was great, clean, warm, good location and comfortable. However, the best thing about this hostel is the staff, Helen, the woman working for the time we stayed was so helpful and patient with all of us! Thank you!

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Thank ClareTaylor62
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel itself is clean, loads of natural lights that sets you in a good mood automatically and loads of great people. The people staying there are real travelers. Very different to the other 7 hostels I stayed in in Edinburgh. I would always come again to this place! The staff is the most amazing part of the hostel though,... More 

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1 Thank Louisa S
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at this hostel really makes it what it is. Helen is an absolute angel. She seemed to have an answer for everything and was always fun and smiling. Our beds weren't ready when we checked in so she apologized, took care of it herself, and gave us complementary breakfast the next day for the trouble. Don't really have... More 

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Thank Emilia B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff. We were three people, so we got a private room. The city centre is very near as the hay market station, and the beautiful st. Mary cathedral. Facilities weren't wery good: too small and cold. Staf gentile e simpatico. Abbiamo affittato, essendo in tre una stanza personale. L'ostello é centrale, vicino alla stazione di Hay Market e a... More 

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Thank Maurizio D
Zadar, Croatia
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My friends and I have stayed in hostels before and we always had a pleasant experience (we're not too demanding: hot water, heating and cleanliness is pretty much everything we ask for). However, in The hostel we didn't get anything of the before mentioned; our room didn't have a heating system and it was very cold the entire time (so... More 

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Zadar, Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The stuff is really nice and kind!! But that's the only positive thing about this hostel. What bothers me the most is that we have shared one bathroom with the whole hostel and not being warned about it before booking rooms. On their pager stays that it's one bathroom per floor, but when we got there the bathroom on our... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed in the 14 bed dormitory for three nights and for the price I paid was happy with it. There are decent communal areas, probably one of the nicer bathrooms I've seen although could have done with more toilets. Helen on reception was really lovely and friendly. The hostel is across the road from Haymarket station and within walking distance... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The price was right and Helen, who works at the front desk, was the bee's knees. Friendly, helpful, and hilarious, she was the start of our stay. The hostel is busy but we lucked out and were in a room with people who were quiet/considerate. The hostel is about a 20 minute walk to downtown or is conveniently located across... More 

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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I spent a night at The Hostel before ging hiking. I needed to catch a train from Haymarket and because it is so close booked this hostel. I arrived late (extra fee for late arrivers) and was greeted warmly and slept very well in a comfy bed. Perfect location for my short overnight stay.

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you had a great time with us and hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in Edinburgh. Thanks again The Hostel More 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Address: 3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $31 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“I slept in a dorm with most beds full. It was warm, showers and toilets clean”
 of 5 bubbles 50katherinem, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Luck of the draw. They may have rooms to sleep less people, which I'd advise!”
 of 5 bubbles jesscb2016, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“best room for girls is room 5, quietest room is 10”
 of 5 bubbles ashcatm, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“No room of this hostel it's worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles 715wednesdaya, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Go elswhere...”
 of 5 bubbles joc368, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
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