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    The Hostel

    3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland
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    Traveller (19)
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    • Excellent15%
    • Very good20%
    • Average31%
    • Poor14%
    • Terrible20%
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 158 reviews

    Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

    The staff really make this place, especially Helen - she really helped me out with telling me where to go around the city by pointing out all the best places to go and see, and was also really helpful with any other questions I had....More

    Thank AshleyJB18198
    Reviewed 24 January 2017

    I've stayed in alot of hostels in my time and this one is by far the best in the UK. There are almost too many positives to name. As a solo traveller it is ideal. The atmosphere is incredible and the communal spaces are great....More

    Thank Mariana C
    Reviewed 21 December 2016

    7 of us in a 12 bed dorm. Unbelievable value for money and great location and the staff were lovely. Showers were deadly too! Bathrooms were very clean and it wasnt loud from outside at all either. Great for young people!

    Thank Elizabeth B
    Reviewed 10 December 2016

    Stayed here for one night with 9 lads on a boozy night away. Was grand for that but rooms are in fairly poor condition. Shared bathrooms with other dorms also. You also have to pay a £20 deposit, but we got it back no bother....More

    Thank RobertMurtagh
    Reviewed 16 November 2016

    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...More

    1  Thank ALGH73
    Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded 12 December 2016

    Hi!! Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for taking the time to leave a review. We really enjoyed having you and your Costa Rican crew were awesome fun :) One of the best groups we have had. We all enjoyed meeting you....More

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    • US$18 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 16
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    • West End
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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
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    25 May 2017|
    Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
    Have you phoned the Hostel directly about this? I had to do so in order to guarantee my group were all in the same room.
    Room Tips
    "take a warm pyjama"
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    "I slept in a dorm with most beds full. It was warm, showers and toilets clean"
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    "Luck of the draw. They may have rooms to sleep less people, which I'd advise!"
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    "best room for girls is room 5, quietest room is 10"
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