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Art Roch Hostel

2 West Port | Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JA, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stayed here during the fringe festival. Location was great. Rooms were spacious with each bed having its own power outlet. View of Castle from dorm room was great, although meant quite loud at night due to bars below. Still appeared to be under going renovation so the downstairs cafe was a building site. Only let down were the staff who... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Located within a stone throw distance from the Edinburgh Castle, this hostel is housed in a vintage era stone building. Go inside the alleys and its a maze till you find your rooms. Good place to stay if you're travelling in groups. Parking is on the street outside and it has to be renewed every one hours after 8 a.m.... More 

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Rome, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Art Roch Hostel is a nice and cheap accomodation if you're visiting Edinburgh. I've been there with my friend and we found it very easily by walking: the location is perfect, right in the centre, facing the Caste and near pubs and nice restaurants. The staff is nice and young and the athmosphere is easy, relaxed and full of... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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14 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Title says it all - it is REALLY dirty and really old! We stayed there because it was close to the center and it was cheaper than other places but I would not do that again or recommend this place... And it is VERY noisy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I ve been there in the 2011 summer, the hostel is very relaxed and the people who works there are nice. I think the prices are good, but you must pay for breakfast. But near you have a supermaket. The ubication is excellent, is just in front fo the castle, but the train station is half away. In the upper... More 

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Rome, Italy
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I stayed there only a night, but it was a terrible experience: first of all, we booked beds in a female dorm while they put us in a mixed dorm because the hostel was full that night (who cares, since I paid for what I booked?); the most annoying thing was that the room was too dirty: bed linens were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The location of this hostel was great with only a 10 minute walk to the Old Town of Edinburgh and a magnificent view of Edinburgh Castle the moment you walk out the front door. The hostel was relatively cheap as well, but you get what you pay for. The rooms were fairly average and small. The hostel layout was poor,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I have stayed in hostels/backpackers all over the world and I had never been bitten by bed bugs before!! I stayed in the double room no- 301. When I booked over the phone I asked for email confirmation of my booking and it was never sent even tho I phoned 3 more times asking for it,when I arrived at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We were visiting Edinburgh as a part of our honeymoon and arrived at this hostel only to be told by a very unfriendly lady that the hostel was closed with no further explanation. We explained that we had a booking at the hostel only to be told "too bad" and ushered out of the building into the rain with nowhere... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I give this hostel an average rating because I didn't stay here long enough (only for 1 night) to be able to fully judge it. We stayed in an 18 bed mixed dorm--I found the beds fine. The only problem is that for an 18-bed dorm, it's quite small and the door to the bedroom slams shut. If you have... More 

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