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West End Hotel

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35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AU, Scotland
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Ranked #123 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights. Location is pretty good as it only takes about 10 minutes to get to the city centre by foot. The bar and breakfast are nice if you just want to come back to the hostel for a bit while you let your phone charge. Staff was also helpful with other minor things. However, the bathroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I along with my 4 other friends stayed in Westend hotel in May end 2015. The place was great, its neat, beds are good and the bathrooms are neat. Maddy, from reception, is very helpful. The breakfast is also good. I loved this place, and I had a peaceful sleep, after my busy day out. I would recommend this place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Juz 13 pounds a night in a mixed 15-ppl dorm. Excellent cleanliness as a hotel. Lacking free breakfast however you can always get cheap breakfast in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a compact city that attractions are at walking distance from the hotel.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Clean, modern refurbished property and friendly staff! Perfectly located in the West End of Edinburgh, only a short walk from the heart of the city with plenty of frequent public transport to hand. Highly recommended for young people.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Friendly atmosphere an really good home cooked food. U also get discount if you're staying there, short walk to princess street an has loads of information available for things to do. There's also live music an quiz nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We just stayed here for our hen party with a big group of men and women. We booked the entire 18 bed dorm for 16 of us (split the cost so it worked out cheaper) and it was fantastic. The good points: The staff were really friendly and helpful. The chef catered to our specific time needs for dinner and... More 

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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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