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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 0.9km

Rating: 87% from 12 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities

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  • Great bar area on the ground floor, with relatively cheap drinks. Rooms are good, but can get to warm sometimes. Staff was polite and prestative, but not as friendly as you would expect. Great location, next to several free walking tours gathering points.
  • 83%
  • 26 Jun 2015 Felipe Brazil
  • Great clean hostel, modern decor and great ensuite, centrally located on cowgate, just off the Royal mile...great after a night out as all the action usually ends here with late night bars
  • 94%
  • 22 Jun 2015 kirsten England
  • Excellent hostel.
  • 100%
  • 25 May 2015 Wanda Argentina
  • NO indoor common areas, and the staff does nothing to ensure quiet hours or that the halls are locked at night. So if you're looking for a place where drunk people WON'T be pounding on your door at 2am, stay some place else. Also, the outlet situation is weird--if you don't get one of the "good" bunks (which are assigned, and they're wont to put the only two guests in the same bunk bed rather than spreading them out) you could end up needing an extension cable to reach your outlet.
  • 57%
  • 05 Nov 2014 Gilad USA
  • It was a enjoyable stay at this Hostel, frindly staff an nice rooms an really close from the centre of Edingburgh.
  • 94%
  • 28 Sep 2014 Simon Switzerland
  • Love the hostel, very comfortable, good value for money. The only thing is tag I didn't have wifi in my room... Couldn't get a signal.
  • 89%
  • 24 Aug 2014 Roxana Croatia
  • The staff at reception table are very nice. They even taught me some local dialects :D
  • 94%
  • 23 Aug 2014 Anonymous China
  • Great place to stay. Couldn't have asked for a better location. Security was good and it was a great place to meet other travelers. It was only a minute walk from the royal mile high street and right around the corner and down the street from a lot of bars/clubs.
  • 94%
  • 25 Jul 2014 Sebastian Canada
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