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The Hostel
The Hostel
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The Hostel
The Hostel

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7.3

Very good

112 reviews

112 reviews

Housekeeping3

Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable bunks and a great location.

C
- Jan 1, 2020
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 720 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Vietnam House Art Gallery

160 m

St. Mary's Cathedral

270 m

Cuba Norte

330 m

Haymarket Train Station

90 m

Haymarket Tram Station

160 m

Popular landmarks
Edinburgh Castle

1.1 km

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

1.4 km

Royal Mile Street

1.4 km

National Museum of Scotland

1.7 km

The Real Mary King's Close

1.7 km

Closest landmarks
Leonardo Hotel

260 m

Stuart Steven Dentist

270 m

Denta Care

310 m

Consulate General of Russia

330 m

West End Medical Practice

330 m

The Hostel

3 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Haymarket part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle.

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Highlights

90 meters to public transportation

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Laundry service

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center1 KM
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport9.0 km

Rooms available at The Hostel

6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 14-bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 14 bunk beds
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Bed in 18 Mixed Dorm Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 12 Bed Female-Only Dorm Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private 8 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 8 bunk beds
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Private Room With 2 Beds
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 12 bed mixed dorm Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Room with Bunk Beds
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 3 bunk bed...
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Bed in 21 Bed Mixed Dorm Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at The Hostel?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at The Hostel?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

Is breakfast offered at The Hostel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at The Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at The Hostel?

The Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Haymarket Train Station, 90 m away from The Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby The Hostel?

The Hostel is located in Haymarket, famous for good restaurants such as Le Petit Repas, La Bruschetta and Haymarket.

What popular shopping places are close to The Hostel?

Shopping options in The Hostel’s Haymarket neighborhood include Vietnam House Art Gallery, West End Village and RIAS Gallery.

What are popular attractions near The Hostel?

The Hostel is located in Haymarket area, which is famous for attractions such as Dean Village, St. Mary's Cathedral and St George's West Church.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Hostel?

The Hostel is located within Haymarket, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including The Cauldron.

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What people love about The Hostel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable bunks and a great location."

    C

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    January 1, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely recommend this establishment."

    C

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    January 1, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The hostel is well located and clean."

    BENLIL

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    September 24, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,367 Edinburgh properties
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Room comfort score
5.6/10
Value for money score
7.6/10
Location score
8.1/10
Room size
21 sqm.
Better than
94
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
91
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
91
%
of Edinburgh properties
Bigger than
91
%
of Edinburgh properties
Overall rating:

7.3

Very good
112 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
Really enjoyed my stay.
Yasmin from United Kingdom
Business traveler
More about The Hostel

More about The Hostel

The Hostel

The Hostel is a distinct addition to Edinburgh and a smart choice for travelers. This hostel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore.
The Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby.
Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat and laundry service offered at The Hostel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in The Hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at The Hostel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at The Hostel are equipped with blackout curtains for your convenience. The Hostel also offers a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, The Hostel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at The Hostel. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
The Hostel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

One doesn't need to look far as The Hostel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. An afternoon of browsing the works at Royal Yacht Britannia located 4.7 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. The most popular local attraction is probably Arthur's Seat only 3.4 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Edinburgh.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

3 mentions

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Grocery delivery
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Buffet
Location
3 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    9.0 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    55.3 km

Public transportation

  • Haymarket Train Station
    90 m
  • Haymarket Tram Station
    160 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Stuart Steven Dentist
    270 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    4.6 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    310 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    40 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.1 km
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    1.4 km
  • Royal Mile Street
    1.4 km
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.7 km
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.7 km
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    1.7 km
  • Calton Hill
    2.3 km
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    2.9 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    3.5 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    4.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Haymarket Train Station
    90 m
  • Haymarket Tram Station
    160 m
  • Vietnam House Art Gallery
    160 m
  • Leonardo Hotel
    260 m
  • Stuart Steven Dentist
    270 m
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
    270 m
  • Denta Care
    310 m
  • Cuba Norte
    330 m
  • Consulate General of Russia
    330 m
  • West End Medical Practice
    330 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • The property offers a 20% discount at the restaurant.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1900
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of The Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.3
/
10
Cleanliness6.9
Facilities6.9
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality5.6
Service7.3
Value for money7.6
High score for Edinburgh
Rating
9+ Exceptional (12)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (25)
Time of the year
Mar - May (10)
Jun - Aug (15)
Sep - Nov (15)
Dec - Feb (16)
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8.4
Excellent
Francesco from Italy
Group
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Cheap and comfortable. Ideal for a couple of nights. ”

The Hostel is a really good place if you want to spend a couple of days visiting Edinburgh. A friend a I spent 3 nights there and we found it absolutely suitable for our holiday: a bed in a good dormitory room (the other roomates were respectful and we found enough space for our stuff) and some bathrooms with clean toilets and showers (hot water never failed). We didn't use the kitchen, but appreciated the breakfast provided by the staff (3 puonds for unlimited tea, coffee, hot milk, cereals, bread, butter and jams). It's not far from the city center (both Old Town and Princes street) and close to the Haymarket station which links to the airport.

Reviewed November 03, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Haitong from China
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 14-bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Exceptional”

Amazingly good stay. The hostel was located at Haymarket, a major station in Edinburgh. The room, although a shared multi-bed one, was bright, clean and well ventilated. The facility is very good. Staff were helpful and professional.

Reviewed June 25, 2018

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7.6
Very good
LUO from China
Group
Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

30 seconds from Haymarket station ”

The Hostel has a very good location, you will see it across street when going out of Haymarket Railway station. It's just 20 minutes walking distance from Edinburgh Castle. And there's trams stop outside of railway station, which can take you to Prince Street or airport. There's no lift inside, you have to carry your luggage to the room in 3rd or 4th floor. The kitchen is a bit smaller. Inside the room, there's only one bunker bed(suitable for 1 person in upper bed and 2 persons downstairs) and 1 chair. Check-out time is 8-10:30am, and breakfast (£2 per person)also starts from 8am when the staff comes to work.

Reviewed June 01, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Mohammad from Malaysia
Group
5 Bed Private Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Great backpackers hostel!”

2 minutes walked from Haymarket station and easy access to princess st by tram/bus/uber/taxi or just walk for about 15-20minutes and you will reach to princess st

Reviewed January 01, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
mohd from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

A bit far from old town”

Really like this hostel. Every thing is ok for me. The toilet is nice and big. The location is a bit far from old town. but you can take bus or tram just in front of this hostel.

Reviewed May 16, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
BENLIL from Martinique
Solo traveler
Bed in 21 Bed Mixed Dorm Room
Stayed 6 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

Daniel, Ralph and Jack were all very professional and friendly. The hostel is well located and clean. I’ve met amazing people from all around the world. I’m a bit sad to leave this place.

Reviewed September 24, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Gayle from United Kingdom
Group
Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Close to anmenities ”

We stayed here as it was quite close to the train station and we were here for one night, as we were here for the festival of the dead. Only thing about the hostel was there was no bin to put our rubbish in and the toilets were separate.

Reviewed October 30, 2017

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6.8
Good
Gayle from United Kingdom
Group
Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Staff were terrible”

The cleanliness of the hostel I couldn’t fault, we were 3 ladies staying in a triple bunk room. We were here for a festival in the usher hall. I was absolutely disgusted with the way the staff treated us this time. Being accused of smoking drugs in the hostel which clearly wasn’t us , I don’t even smoke , I think it’s a filthy habit. Only got one wee apology which didn’t cut it with us, but I certainly wouldn’t stay here again.

Reviewed October 04, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Paula from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 12 bed mixed dorm Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Thank u so much”

Incredible staff,very helpfully.Javi,Valentina, Helen and the other guy.Good breakfast very cheap.Kellogs,two kinds of milk,coffee,tea,toasts,margarine..all that u can eat.Complete kitchen..The rest depend of respect of the others(cleaning,noise..).U can leave luggage there in check out to come back at evening for take it.Meet nice people of all the countries.I come back for sure.

Reviewed May 20, 2017

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6.0
Keri from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Average”

Out of 3 showers, only one had constant hot water. One was always cold water and the other was lukewarm at best. Not ideal in Edinburgh's wintertime! Understand that we booked during the busy NY period however it was VERY expensive for a pretty basic room in a hostel. I did like the location, was very close (an easy walk) to Royal Mile and other city attractions.

Reviewed January 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Silvia from Italy
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

clean and friendly”

good place to stay, nice people, clean, pretty cozy in the dormitory but pretty freezing in the toilet/showers.

Reviewed November 30, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Yasmin from United Kingdom
Business traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

Had a lovely stay, will defo be back.”

Not many cons, The staff were extremely helpful and lovely. Really enjoyed my stay. Will most likely be back x

Reviewed March 07, 2019

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5.7
Lo from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

valueable,easy accomodation”

security,location,facilities

Even the hostel not located at city center but that is near bus stop and small train station. That is easy accomodation. For staff not so friendly that depends on customer which country they came from that is unfair. Bathroom was good clean and enough space for bath. Bedroom was not so ventilate.

Reviewed August 28, 2013

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4.0
Diogo from United Kingdom
Couple
Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

I personally would not stay there again!”

Very disappointing. The room that I stayed has bedbugs! The heating was not working and it was 5 degree Celsius. I went to the reception and I have been told that "for that time of the year radiators are turned off as there is no need for it" I really think that should be up to guests to decide if they want the room hot or cold not for the Hostel management. I had to ask for some extra duvets as they did not want to turn it on. The room was facing a busy road and the window was not double glazed, so all the noise from outside could be heard inside the room. One of the window's glass has a hairline making the room even colder. On the last floor, where I stayed only 1 out of 3 showers works, so it was quiet busy to manage to have a shower. I tried to find a way to contact AGODA about the issue as it is also liable for this inconvenience, but every time I click on Contact us I am taking to my booking and no option to speak with someone or write to someone is given.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

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2.0
SAYAKA from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 14-bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

The worst hostel in Edinburgh !!!”

I strongly recommend you NOT to choose this hostel as following reason!!!! In Edinburgh, there is much greater hostels . Choosing this hostel is like getting rid of your money!!!! 1. This hostel is locating at the next station from old town which you will spend almost time as a tourist. It’s only one station but it takes about 20 min by walking. There is many greater hostels in the old town with same price. It is NO point to stay at the next station. 2. The reception is 7am to 11pm. As I didn’t get any notification about it, I arrived around 11:10 pm. And then they charged me 5 pounds!!!! It’s too much!!! 3. The stuff was not friendly and supportive. There are no elevator. Then I need to lift up my 20 kg luggage by stairs! Of course the stuff NEVER offer to carry! 4.The room was terrible.Too much beds in one room, so there is no space to open your luggage between next beds. Even the drawer of bed, the other parson occupied. It means they didn’t manage well. Also you need to cover bed sheets by yourself. The sheets color looked yellow and shabby...Definitely it was time to get rid of that. 5.Shower runs while you push a button.It means you can’t use both hands for washing your hair or body. It’s ridiculous! Don’t stay this hostel!!! The worst hostel ever!

Reviewed August 30, 2019

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7.7
Very good
Hongyi from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Bed is small but worth the money and comfortbale”

Location, Staff and roommates

I stayed there for 1 night and feels good. People who shared the same room with me are nice.

Reviewed December 05, 2014

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4.0
Kirsty from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

You get what you pay for”

Sullen, apathetic staff with attitude. I booked a 12 bed room and there were too many beds cramped into a small space. Beds are not assigned, it's first in best dressed and you're given a tattered almost transparent fitted sheet to make your own bed. One patch of electrical sockets for all guests - no individual ones by each bed. No lockers. 3 toilets and 3 showers (With a mouldy ceiling) for 36+ people. Rooms and the front door is accessed by electronic keycard which sometimes decided not to work, locking you out, and reception is not manned 24/7. This hostel feels like a business that just wants to turn over as many guests as possible. The kitchen and lounge area are locked until 8am. One plus: there is a tram stop, train station and bus stops nearby. The city center is a 25-30 minute walk. I felt uncomfortable the whole time I was here.

Reviewed October 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
C from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 21-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Would definitely visit again.”

Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable bunks and a great location. I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely recommend this establishment.

Reviewed January 02, 2020

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4.8
TAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

too small kitchen”

having difficulties access to kitchen during evening time where small space is given. otherwise still reasonable stay. No locker system inside dorm unlike other hostel.

Reviewed March 28, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Yasmin from United Kingdom
Business traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Great stay”

Staff are lovely, always friendly and very accomodating, location is very convenient and laundry services are much appreciated.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

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