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West End Hotel

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35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AU, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on my own stag and the standard of the hostel for £16 a night was better than some hotels I have stayed in. The bar was excellently received as well especially the fact that you got discount for being a resident of the hostel. Which made the beer cheaper than the city. Its great location just a... More 

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stayed at the West End Hotel for two nights in an ensuite quad-room. The room had a nice decor and was spacious and spotless. Free wifi and freeview TV was available in the room. The bathroom was spotless and spacious and the bed was comfortable. The cooked breakfast was very good as well. The hotel is 10 mins walk... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I booked this hotel over a year ago to coincide with our visit to The Open at St Andrews. Having read the description and reviews of this hotel I knew it was a hotel/hostel, had no lift and where it was situated. We arrived late (11.10pm) and had to knock on the closed/locked bar door a few times until it... More 

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Bhopal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had a fabulous experience staying at Westend for a night. I was in Scotland for the first time and even though the hotel is a bit distant from the city center (main attractions), I loved the cleanliness (granted its a hostel), the very lovely Australian bartender who was also the receptionist and checked me in and was very chatty... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a disappointment on so many levels! We booked a quadruple room for one night (cost: £140). For that price, we were expecting a lovely spacious space. It has been the worst experience I've had (my family was highly disappointed as well) and was definitely not worth the money spent. First, there was no reception, we had to check in... More 

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Management357999, General Manager at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you were happy with our staff at the hotel. We understand our concept does not suit everybody and I am sorry to read it was unsuitable for you. We try to make every effort to provide all the information about hotel on our website. We are a grade B listed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

West End Hotel was a good, clear, friendly hotel and hostel. Staff were helpful and easy-going and kept everything secure. The location is great, an area where you may not normally wander but beautiful and an easy walk to the old, old city and castle and close to the Museum of Contemporary Art (Magnificent)

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay! I can only speak to the big dorm room, which is busy on the weekend but quieter during the week, but the accommodations were very nice. The staff were really wonderful as well. Imogen, Scott, and Maddy made me feel right at home and had great tips for what to do! The wifi is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The rooms are clean, tidy and spacious. The staff are really helpful and friendly. The location was really good, because it is very close to the centre. It is one of the best hostels, I have ever stayed in.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The manager was extremely nice, the facilities were so clean and modern and spacious, it was the most comfortable hostel bed I've ever had. Wifi was great and plenty of plugs in the room. Not recommended for those in wheelchairs though, as there is no elevator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stayed here for two nights and loved it. Jamie was very helpful with advice about where to eat, what to see, and what bus to take. The dorm room was clean, comfortable, and it was a friendly environment to meet fellow travelers. A 10 minute walk to rose street and the castle.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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