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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh EH7 4AL, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the youth hostel here for 3 nights. It was a little bit of a walk to the royal mile but not too bad. The room was clean, the shower was hot, the kitchen was well stocked. It was cheap. All good! Note: Wifi not free.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Vladvonbounce Thanks for a lovely review, and we hope you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. We appreciate all feedback and this just helps us to continue to do our very best for all our guests, we will take note of your comments and do our very best to continue to make improvements. Thank You Lorna Padden More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a week for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and found that the hostel exceeded our expectations. The hostel was clean, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the location was only a 5 minute walk from the main high street and a 10 minute walk from Cowgate, which was perfect for the Fringe. The hostel was close to... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Rachael C Thanks for your feedback regarding your recent weeks stay at Edinburgh Central, the team will be delighted to read your positive comments. And great to read you would stay again. We pride ourselves on our housekeeping standards at Edinburgh Central so we will have a word with our House Keeping Team and ensure they are on top of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I booked a twin premier room for 2 nights as we had Commonwealth Games tickets in Glasgow. Our room was on the first floor facing the main road - the room was very warm and we couldn't have the windows open due to the noise. Prices in the bar / dining room very reasonable but I don't... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Steph H Sorry to read that you were not happy with your stay, we take all feedback very seriously and where possible we do our very best to improve. We are a self-funding not for profit organisation, all monies made are invested back into the maintenance and capital of our Youth Hostels. I am sorry to read about the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a little extra time on our study abroad program so a group decided to go to Edinburgh for the remaining time. We checked into this hostel in no time. My friend and I shared a private double bed room with ensuite bathroom. It was amazingly fresh and so cleanly. Compared to other hostels this felt more like a... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Cofffeecake18 What a lovely review, thanks so much, we loved having you and great to read you enjoyed your stay, please do tell others. Thanks again Lorna Padden More

Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

10 minute walk from the train station, lots of restaurants nearby. Comfortable, clean, quiet. The staff is well-informed and very helpful. Fellow clients included bus groups, families. Restaurant on-site. Wifi a bit sketchy, probably due to so many young people trying to use it at the same time - better to sit in the lobby.

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PamG8458 Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, its always good to read positive feedback and we will pass on your thanks to all the staff. Thank again Lorna Padden More

Bergen, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This hostel is overpriced and got very low comfort. You will be better of booking a room at a castle just a few km outside the city, or stay in guesthouse with friendly and nice atomosphere. Why? Keep reading. Beds - you migth be more comfy sleeping on the floor. The matresses was worn out and very, very thin. In... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

GisleAndre We are so sorry that your experience at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel was not what you had hoped for or what it should have been. We have very high standards at Edinburgh Central and if you feel we have not provided you with our own high standards, can you please get in touch with Janet our General Manager so... More

Bucks- UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed here for work and the service by the reception staff was second to none. The hostel is about 20 minutes from the town centre but is about 10 minutes from Edinburgh Playhouse, restaurants and bars. I shared a room with five other people in a dorm style- if you dont like sharing there are options for private rooms... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

UvulaRoc What a lovely review from you, and all the team on the reception desk remember you also, thanks so much for posting your experience on here, very much appreciated and we hope you will visit us again in the near future. Thanks Lorna Padden More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

For a family room in an excellent central location (can walk from station). This is very good. However the room is basic (as in prison cell meets NHS interior design). Bed has foot board not good if 6ft+ and any extra such as wifi, or left luggage is charged for. A sense of meanness prevents this getting a higher rating,... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Gavinblax Thanks for your feedback, its really important to us, so we can strive do do better. Really disappointed to read your comments on our room at Edinburgh Central, we are a Youth Hostel and they are designed to be fit for purpose but we havent ever heard of them being described like this before. Sorry. In terms of the... More

Fayetteville, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here last summer with my daughter, who was six at the time. I can't say enough good things about the location, the friendly and helpful staff, or the facilities. The kitchen and laundry areas were clean and easy to use. The room was comfortable and pretty spacious, especially compared to the other places where we stayed on our... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

engtchr77 We are happy that you have posted on your stay with us and that you enjoyed it and are recommending us to others. We really do listen to our guests, we cant always provide whats asked due to money restraints ( we are a not for profit organisation, so any money made is invested back into our network), but... More

Noida, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here for two days last June along with friends on a backpacking trip to Scotland. Conveniently located at the heart of the city, Nice and clean rooms with decent size washrooms. Co-operative staff. Over all- good value for money option for people on shoestring budget, students and backpackers. They have few family rooms too. I am from India and... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Sanghamitra_B_J Thanks for posting your feedback, great to read that you were looked after by our team and that you enjoyed your 2 night stay with us. If they dont have a Youth Hostel like this in India, then you need to come back and visit us. Thanks again. Lorna Padden More

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Address: 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh EH7 4AL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Our 5 star Youth Hostel is located in the heart of the city, just a few minutes walk from Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Our Youth Hostel is stylish, modern and well equipped to suit the needs of single travellers, families and larger groups. Bedrooms range from single and twin through to 8-bedded rooms and all are en-suite. A licensed cafe and restaurant and self-catering facilities are available, giving plenty of choice for any budget. ... more   less 
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