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West End Hostel

"The rooms and bathrooms are kept really clean!"

Nicole - March 19, 2019
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West End Hostel

35 Palmerston Place, Haymarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5AU - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
West End Medical Practice 130 m
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany 210 m
your GP 220 m
Consulate General of Russia 230 m
Consulate General of Japan 240 m
St. Mary's Cathedral 240 m
Consulate of Denmark 260 m
Old School Playground 310 m
Dean Village 330 m
Consulate of the Netherlands 350 m
Nearby landmarks
Edinburgh Castle 1.17 km
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 1.43 km
Royal Mile Street 1.48 km
The Real Mary King's Close 1.75 km
Edinburgh Old Town 1.79 km
National Museum of Scotland 1.81 km
Calton Hill 2.31 km
Palace of Holyroodhouse 2.9 km
Arthur's Seat 3.58 km
Royal Yacht Britannia 4.46 km
7.8

Very good

Location rating score

710 meters from city center
  • 440 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.5 miles
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport8.9 km

Rooms available at West End Hostel

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Room comfort & quality
7.7
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Street view
  • 6 bunk beds
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory A with En-Suite - Mixed
1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory A with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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What people love about West End Hostel

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean and nice."

    hans

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    January 15, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "I enjoyed my stay."

    Laica

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    January 25, 2019

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Room size
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Overall rating:
7.8
Very good
125 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.7
Location
7.8
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What travelers say they love:
Great hostel, clean and good location
Honora from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
More about West End Hostel

More about West End Hostel

Nestled in the heart of Haymarket, West End Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Edinburgh. Only 7 miles away, this 3-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With the city's main attractions such as Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Consulate General of Russia, Consulate General of Japan within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, West End Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room can be enjoyed at the hotel.

West End Hotel is home to 10 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, linens, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the West End Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Edinburgh.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
8 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions
Internet
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"Good price and friendly staff."

Magdalena

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December 10, 2018

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7.8
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Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.7
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.1
Value for money8.2
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9.6
Exceptional
Alex from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Great value, good location, busy dorm! ”

The West End Hostel was a great base for a week in Edinburgh; it was great value and the staff were really friendly. I was in the 24 bed dorm, which was pretty busy, although most of the time this wasn't a problem for me.

Reviewed July 02, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Guillaume from Belgium
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

A nice, quiet place near the Water of Leith with a friendly staff.”

The Location is satisfactory. You are a 15 min walk away from Prince's Street and the nearest of the city center, and 45 min away from the furthest of the city center. The area is residential and quiet, but down the street you have a main street from Prince's Street to the Haymarket, where you have pubs, shops, smaller, cheaper restaurants as well as nicer ones. If you like to spend the night out partying, be ready for a ~40 min walk to the most active part of the town. On the other hand, the Hostel is situated 10 mins away from the beautiful and peaceful Water of Leith, which would be a highlight for those who want to enjoy a quiet afternoon in this small pocket of nature inside the city. So +1 to the location thanks to this. The Hostel has its own bar on the floor ground, common facilities downstairs and rooms and bathrooms upstairs. The bar is open to all with average to slightly above average prices (including your resident discount). That area is extremely nice and clean, and on some nights the bar is a nice plce to hang out peacefully, on some others there are activities planned (live music, quizzes...). The common facilities and room on the other hand are only cleaned once a week, on monday. A lot of people using only a couple stalls, the bathroom can be pretty unclean. They have suffered quite a lot from the use as well. The kitchen is okay-ish clean, although I believe the rules regarding cleaning and dishwashing should be better enforced. The bed linens were not all really clean. The common room ("backpacker's lounge") is not great (a couple tables, a tv, a computer), but there is a nice small, quiet (again, residential area), garden with a couple tables. On the other hand, the kitchen is pretty cool with a variety of utensils (although most are in poor condition), and you have access to various plugs and lockers. The staff was for the most part extremely friendly and helpful. All in all, recommended for someone solo traveling or in couple looking for

Reviewed June 13, 2016
7.6
Very good
Chainarong from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Valuable for money but there is a pickpocket inside the hostel”

It is valuable for money. The distance is quite far from the railway station but you can go by walking. The hostel location is near the Haymarket that we can find a lot of food. Unfortunately, my friend was suffered from a pickpocket that stole her purse in a kitchen of the hostel in our last day morning. You should be careful in the public areas here. The staff is very useful, he helped us look for CCTV. We phoned a policeman then they came to help us. However, we could not find the pickpocket. Thank you everyone.

Reviewed April 19, 2019
7.3
Very good
Chomphunut from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Have a great night stay ”

Clean, friendly staff, spacious

I had a great night at the West End hotel. A short hair woman at the bar who is also a reception is super nice. She is friendly and check us in very fast. The room and bath room are clean and have plenty of space. The shower is modern and hotel also provide hair dryer, which I do love this a lot. Parking is free and not too far from the hotel. However the bed is quite too soft becouse there is no solid support under the bed. It is just a net under and all buildings around the hotel is looked alike.For me it's hard to find .

Reviewed July 16, 2014
8.8
Excellent
I-Hsuan from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in August 2018

Great stay!!”

Travelled to Edinburgh due to Fringe, the place is very clean, staff are all helpful and friendly. The mattress is good but it might be better to remind the visitors to respect others’ sleeping time. Some of my roommates slam the door very loudly when other people are still sleeping. It might be better to open a little space for some people who may need to use laptop for tackling some business work in the midnight.

Reviewed August 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Laica from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Very nice hostel”

It looks like this place has been converted from a hotel to a hostel. The facilities are really awesome and clean. The beds though have a little space when you sit up you might hit your head. Apart from that, I enjoyed my stay. It is just a little far from groceries and restaurants.

Reviewed January 26, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Nicole from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Quiet, sweet”

Loved this hostel, most staff are amazing and helpful, the manager was a little rude at check in but all other staff were lovely throughout our stay. The rooms and bathrooms are kept really clean! Great bar with live music and Scottish beer, loved it.

Reviewed March 19, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Magdalena from Poland
Group
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Really good”

The best for short stay, not far away from city center, clean and good looking rooms. In my opinion toilets was too small but clean, with soap and shampoo. Good price and friendly staff. I would like to come back :)

Reviewed December 10, 2018
6.3
Good
A from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

Clean and functional but average service”

Clean, functional and conveniently located

Hotel was very nice overall but way overpriced probably due to the Edinburgh festival. Also, we were not informed that the breakfast times during weekdays end half an hour earlier (versus weekends) and were surprised to come downstairs only to be told curtly that they could not serve us breakfast as the kitchen was closed.

Reviewed August 26, 2014
7.2
Very good
Sarah from Denmark
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

Very good”

Even though it was clean and the facilities were nice enough, the atmosphere was not that cozy. There was no AC in the room, so we had to keep the windows open (because we were 12 people in the dorm), which was a bit annoying since there was a road with car traffic outside. It wasn't a bad hostel at all, but I'm sure there are better ones in the city.

Reviewed August 14, 2019
8.3
Excellent
Latoyaa from Trinidad & Tobago
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Nice hotel”

clean dorms, nice bar, good service

they were really kind to let me have a shower since i arrived early and couldnt check into my room as yet. Good wifi coverage.nice bar area and generally a good hotel. the reception and the bar area the same place but its convenient enough. location is a little far from the city centre, about 10 mins walk but the roads always seemed to be lively.

Reviewed August 15, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Stephen from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

fantastic hotel, great location + very friendly pr”

spacious bright rooms, central location, great food + used by locals - always a good sign

3 of us over for a rugby international. hotel chosen for location + value from internet. perfect choice. clean, modern decor, centrally located for rugby + city centre attractions. very friendly staff only too happy to help. i thoroughly recommend it. i will definitely be back !

Reviewed March 01, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Andre from Portugal
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

lovely time near the city centre.”

good location, staff always willing to help and nice and clean bedrooms

Had a lovely time there. the bedroom was clean and tidy, other people with whom I was sharing the room were very respectful. the location is surely one of the best attributes of this hotel as well as the staff, which was always available to help and advise. the only problem was the restaurant's timetable...it was very strict! I was never able to have dinner, because it was closed for dinner on those days.

Reviewed June 10, 2013
7.2
Very good
Jenny from Italy
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Very good option ”

This is a very good option if you want to stay a little outside of the tourist route, but still very close to the city center. It's not the type of hostel to meet other travelers, but the bar is nice. The night I stayed there a group of other guests shouted and run up and down the stairs for hours and nobody said anything, so it's a bit of a noisy place

Reviewed December 04, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Honora from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great location ”

Great hostel, clean and good location

Reviewed August 26, 2019
6.0
Praosiri from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

value short stay”

The room is quite large and clean. The location is near Haymarket or Westend area but still can walk to the city centre.

Reviewed August 02, 2019
7.2
Very good
Shing from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

quite good”

quite good in terms of hostel, there are 3 beds vertically with electronic plugs, generally quite comfortable

Reviewed February 10, 2019
8.3
Excellent
Aline from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Lovely hotel and good service”

Everything new, fresh and super clean.

The room was shared, but the girls respected my stuff (but it was quite noise). The cover from the bed was clean and warm, but the bed was noise two. Beside that, i found everything very good! Good location, good service and clean.

Reviewed November 13, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Rauno from Estonia
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in September 2017

Average”

Beds were squeaky and not very sturdy to seep on. Other aspects were good for this Price.

Reviewed September 16, 2017
7.6
Very good
vikram from India
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Good location with lesser facilities”

I stayed there last week , my room was on 3rd floor and there was no lift moreover the beds are too small in twin bed rooms. Otherwise property is centrally located and well maintained guest house type. I would rate 3 out of 5 star.

Reviewed September 26, 2016
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