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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD , Scotland
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Ranked #78 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very handy for the nearby conference centre. Clean and comfortable, and much cheaper than the nearby hotels. It's student accommodation during term time, so only available in the university holidays. I took a single room with ensuite shower and shared kitchen/living space, which was fine. I was attending a conference at the EICC, which is around 5 minutes walk away.... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

15-30minutes away from the city center, you can have a lovely, very relax walk back & forwards..the place is a modern- student/ visitor accommodation.The room that I stayed in was comfortable/ clean & with good size of bed.. 'Twas a budget-friendly place to stay....

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent hotel for a short break, walking distance to the city centre. Good access to transport, and easy to get to airport, and around town. Although basic, clean and comfortable, and reasonably priced.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

If all you need is somewhere to rest your head during the festival, this is a perfectly fine option, at a reasonable price as festival prices go. We had a suite with a double bed and a kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen worked. Ours happened to be a disabled suite, which means the bathroom was very... More 

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68 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Obviously cashing in on the Festival weeks by turning themselves into a 'Hotel'. Basic but clean and I have to say more comfortable than expected. around a 15 min walk into town. Not cheap considering ! would I stay here again...no what more can i say...we booked last minute as there wasnt much left

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Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had a very good couple nights here at the end of a camping/road trip across Scotland. It is centrally located, clean, comfortable with very helpful staff. If you have a car you need to plan a bit ahead as parking is pretty difficult. We didn't mind the lack of air condition as some of the other reviewers, mind you the... More 

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Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is our second stay at Smart IQ and again it did not disappoint. The perfect location for a stay in Edinburgh during the festival, the accommodation is clean and presentable with knowledgable, friendly staff. Fantastic value for money and we will most definitely stay again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I stayed here for a week during the Edinburgh Fringe festival. The accommodation is clean, safe and away from the busy centre. It takes about 15 mins to walk to Cowgate. The rooms are a good size and there is a communal kitchen area. My only complaint is that the mattress is really uncomfortable. Good option for those too old... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed in studio room for 4 nights recently accompanied by 21 year old daughter Clean room. Bedding and towels changed after 3 days but towels changed in between as requested Everything that is needed for a few days at the Festival including an ironing board!! No TV though Ideally situated for doing the Fringe being approximately 15-20minutes walk from the... More 

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King's Lynn, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for accommodation that is more private than a hostel but cheaper than a central Edinburgh hotel then I'd definetly recommend Smart at IQ. Each room is modern with a double bed and ensuite but have a kitchen area shared with five other rooms.This is great if you're on a budget and don't want to eat out each... More 

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Address: 69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Smart at IQ 3*
Number of rooms: 233
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