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37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 0.5km

Rating: 84% from 23 reviews

  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Security
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities

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  • Good location, rooms somewhat above average (lockers + own lamp/USB charger and socket per bed). Many showers, pretty small though. Didn't see much going on in the pub downstairs but probably that was due to vacations.
  • 83%
  • 26 Dec 2016 Anonymous Russia
  • very nice hostel in an excellent location - perfect to explore edingburg. Kitchen is a bit dirty and very cold in the morning. lots of long Term people in the hotel who are not traveling. mostly very young people.
  • 91%
  • 28 Oct 2016 Sandra Germany
  • Staff was awesome and very helpful! Great hostel!
  • 100%
  • 09 Oct 2016 Anonymous USA
  • Very good on average. As a suggestion, some showers can be improved (those having a one-touch button, there is no temperature control). Staff really friendly and helpful. Cafe-restaurant with reasonable prices and tasty dishes. WiFi is sometimes slow but reasonable. Please check fire alarm or similar, it rang one night at 5am for some seconds (scary!). Bathrooms can be found slightly tidy at certain "rush" hours.
  • 86%
  • 16 Sep 2016 Gabriel Spain
  • 20%
  • 23 May 2016 Marcos Javier Spain
  • All around fantastic hostel, clean, nice washrooms and nice kitchen with every utensil you could ever need. There were loads of common areas and the café sold decent food and alcohol for pretty great prices! There were laundry machines in the building as well as security lockers for only 1 pound if you needed but there were lockers for every bed in the rooms so if you bring your own lock that works too! There were power outlets for every bed as well and the hostel is in a fantastic location!
  • 100%
  • 09 Mar 2016 Julia Canada
  • The place has great potential. Unfortunately, the atmosphere was very off. I found myself uncomfortable in my room or using the kitchen. A majority of the people staying here were living there for school. When I stay In a hostel I like to meet people. Since they were living there for months at a time, as a guest you were just another tourist passing by.
  • 89%
  • 24 Feb 2016 Anonymous USA
  • The kitchen leaves a strong smell in clothes, so I recommend not stay long in there. Also, the showers are really tight, which can be a problem for claustrophobic persons. Don't forget that the toilets are public and outside the rooms.
  • 83%
  • 22 Feb 2016 Anonymous Brazil
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