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Belford Hostel

6/8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 1.3km

Rating: 78% from 23 reviews

  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 83%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 76%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 76%Facilities

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  • What a horrible place. The outside church is great but once you're inside its a let down. It smelled, rooms and bathrooms were very small and cramped. We were kept up all night but a group who were partying, yelling, banging on doors until 2 am with the special touch of a very angry woman screaming at the top of her lungs for them to shut up about every 30 minutes for hours. On a Sunday night and there was no staff to ask them to be quiet? Every sound travels very far. Horrible.
  • 60%
  • 27 Sep 2015 Anonymous Canada
  • Being located in a church, you expect an hostel with a nice atmosphere. But it is just average in every sense. Not bad, as you find everything you expect in a hostel (bed, bathroom, kitchen, bar, common room, WIFI) for a reasonable price, but all that is just ok and often simple things are missing, rooms are very tiny, etc. Services that are free in most Hostels I've been so far are charged here: Luggage store costs 1GBP, breakfast costs 1GBP (you find better stuff in the free food).
  • 60%
  • 28 Aug 2015 Bastian Germany
  • Very nice place to stay not too good if your on the bottom bunk due to no head room but the facilities were brilliant due to they had a tv room bar and could play pool as well and the showers were pretty warm so overall really good place to stay
  • 91%
  • 12 Aug 2015 Anonymous England
  • Some would say you get what you paid for, but I disagree. In similarly priced hostels my experience was much better. And no matter the price, there is no reason at all why the staff should be so unfriendly or even rude. They have one gimmick - it's a converted church, which could be a really special experience. But inside it's just another small, not so clean, dilapidating hostel with hideous graffiti, gloomy atmosphere and awkward location, so they don't even use the little potential they have.
  • 31%
  • 01 Aug 2015 Marat Israel
  • Me and my friend have stayed in hostel for a week and it was really super! I would reconmmend it to everyone :)
  • 91%
  • 01 Aug 2015 Anja Slovenia
  • + very friendly staff, warm blankets, the showers were hot,clean & big, good location, old converted church, cool walls of art, big lockers and kitchen, let me print, enough outlets, they also put my bags in storage before check in and let me relax in the commons area. - dirty floors, slow wifi, thin walls, some parts were really cold, my locker was in a different hallway not in the room like most peoples
  • 94%
  • 16 Jul 2015 Anonymous USA
  • From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and safe! Kerry, was at the front desk and he was friendly, helpful and willing to do whatever was needed to make our stay seemless. The hostel is In an old church and they have done a great job to make it look funky. It is clean and has everything one needs. Rooms have secured lockers and doors. We were able to walk to all major attractions from the hostel. It is very quiet at night so we were always well rested. It is a hostel for all!
  • 97%
  • 16 Jul 2015 dawn Canada
  • What an interesting experience sleeping in a church which has been converted into a hostel. I really enjoyed my stay. Friendly staff, clean facilities, nice big kitchen, and fairly good location.
  • 83%
  • 13 Jun 2015 Madelaine
  • My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights. This was our first time in Edinburgh. The building is a lovely old church converted into a hostel. Our room and bathroom was nice and clean. The staff was very helpful with providing a map and suggestions on where to eat and things to see in the area. This hostel is about a 20 minute walk from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh castle which was not bad at all.
  • 100%
  • 11 Jun 2015 Lynn USA
  • The lady at reception is very disagreeable, always angry and screaming. All other staff are excellent. The room smell a little bad.
  • 66%
  • 06 Jun 2015 Antonio Portugal
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