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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights here and after 10 minutes I realised it was a bad idea. The beds looked as though the duvet covers are never changed, you are given your own sheet on arrival so at least that was cleaned! The bathroom was disgusting and constantly wet. We had trouble signing on to the wifi.. Only PowerPoint in... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Don't spend too much time in this hostel...it's a good place with a nice location (close to haymarket station) but it's really dirty and noisy. The rooms are Ok but the facilities are really bad, no wastebin, no space in the showers...

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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Had to wait 45 minutes for my lunch and it was not very hot. They served people who ordered after me. Management tried to blame the chef. It was the person that took my order that is to blame. CRAP service.

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Thank shrive53
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9 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This place is very unpleasant to stay in. The receptionist was rude from the moment our party arrived. She refused to give us the keys to our room until the other members of our group arrived which was very unreasonable considering we had paid in advance. The room itself was an 8 bed dorm-style room. It was very small and... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

This place is like Anne Frank's attic, beds where not made, toilets stank and there was no pray, no where to straighten hair in room, no mirror, no kettle, it was like an army camp, £75 a night for a bed, could have got a bloody 5 star hotel for that price!! Receptionist was so rude and cheeky! There was... More 

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Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Everything was alright with the booking, check-in etc. We booked a 3 bed dormitory for the three of us. This was much more comfortable than the halls, which seemed to be really small for so many beds and persons. The bathrooms were okay, however the kitchen was not really clean, especially the sponge for cleaning and dish towels should have... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Great location, especially since I came by train and station just across the road. Easy to find in the dark which I've discovered is surprisingly important. In walking distance from main attractions, didn't need to catch public transport once Friendly and helpful staff, was nice to hear an NZ accent while away from home! Small rooms which isn't an issue... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice staff, very helpful. Very squished rooms, not much place for luggage in room. So really would only recommend a one night stay just because there was so many of us in the room all squeezed in. £2 breakfast - not worth paying really. Definitely nicer hostels in Edinburgh but definitely not the worst. Nice location.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Across the road is the Hay Market Rail Station at the busy commercial belt. This is a rather large charming old 3-storey premise. The reception, lounge, dining room and kitchen are on the first floor and the laundry room is on the ground floor. The dorm is a little bit crowed but is OK for the affordable price. The room,... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Usa
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I was here with a group of students. The room smelled so bad (like wet dog, dirty socks) we were terrified what we would find as we were setting up the room for the night. The showers/bathrooms upstairs (by room 10) were filthy and covered in mold. I have never stayed in such a disgusting place. I don't know how... 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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Additional Information about The Hostel

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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