"Not many cons, The staff were extremely helpful and lovely."
Location rating score
90 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||1 KM|
|Nearest airport||Edinburgh Airport (EDI)|
|Distance to airport||9.0 km|
"The toilet is nice and big."
May 16, 2018
"The facility is very good."
June 25, 2018
"Quick access to the city"
November 8, 2018
Well-placed in the shopping, sightseeing, culture area of Edinburgh city, The Hostel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The excitement of the city center is only 1 Km away. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Vietnam House Art Gallery, St. Mary's Cathedral, Consulate General of Russia.
The facilities and services provided by The Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, heating, blackout curtains, refrigerator to please the most discerning guest. The hotel's garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. The Hostel is a smart choice for travelers to Edinburgh, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
"All that u can eat.Complete kitchen."
May 20, 2017
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
clean and friendly”
good place to stay, nice people, clean, pretty cozy in the dormitory but pretty freezing in the toilet/showers.
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
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.
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.
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!
Bed is small but worth the money and comfortbale”
I stayed there for 1 night and feels good. People who shared the same room with me are nice.
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.
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.
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.
Staff are lovely, always friendly and very accomodating, location is very convenient and laundry services are much appreciated.
90 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!