We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good21%
  • Average29%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
All hotel details
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (238)
There are newer reviews for The Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
169 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewshaymarket stationbed dormitoryself catering kitchenlaundry roomkitchen areastayed nightspleasant stayshort staycontinental breakfastbeddingsuitcases
Updating list...
31 - 35 of 169 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...More

Thank njezernik1
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...More

Thank Lucija J
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded 12 December 2016

Hi Thanks for staying at The Hostel. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations this time. Unfortunately we were refurbishing the bathroom on your floor during your stay. However, we have now finished this and it won't happen again. We have also had...More

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...More

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

Hello Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel. We are so glad you had a good stay and that you liked our bathrooms. We have also just finished refurbishing one more :) You are welcome to stay any time. Thanks The Hostel

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....More

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

Hi, Thanks so much for staying with us at The Hostel, and for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you had such a fantastic time staying with us. We are currently refurbishing some of our rooms. The rooms that get...More

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...More

Thank NicoleHM80
Response from The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The HostelResponded 13 October 2016

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...More

View more reviews
Nearby Hotels
See allSee all
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Things to do
Price range
US$15 - US$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Number of rooms
Reservation Options
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, getaroom.com, Hotwire and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Also Known As
The Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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
"Private rooms nice, but can be noisy."
Read review
"take a warm pyjama"
Read review
"I slept in a dorm with most beds full. It was warm, showers and toilets clean"
Read review
"Luck of the draw. They may have rooms to sleep less people, which I'd advise!"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing