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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD , Scotland
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Ranked #66 of 181 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cornwall, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is student studio accommodation and is of a reasonable size and just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. The rooms were very hot and the hotel faces a very busy road so you could not have the window open. Cleaning standards during our stay were not fantastic, although it is a cheap option.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel that was super cheap and a reasonable distance from town. The staff were super friendly and helpful and our room was clean and well looked after. We stayed in a studio which has everything we needed. The only issue with the room was the lack of air from the windows which opened an inch and the towels which... More

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very central, spic and span, serviced apartment. Members of staff were very friendly & helpful. Local groceries just a stone's throw away and it is a 15-minute walk to the city centre. Extremely satisfied.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A budget hotel that is in an ok location, I am sure one could do better, it does not have wi fi and the beds are not the best but it was reasonably cheap and did have everything you need, however if you want to stay for more than one night I think I would look for some thing that... More

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here at short notice after other accomodation let us down! Short walk from the city centre, approx 10/15minute walk Staff at front desk were very helpful, rooms were modern and clean, bed was comfortable! Only critisism is lack of tv however you can rent a dvd player and dvds from reception which i thought was a good idea. Room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights during the Edinburgh Festival in 2013. Accommodation prices are sky high in the city during the festival period, but this was one of the cheapest available. The rooms and communal areas were extremely clean and well-maintained. Staff were friendly. For festival-goers, the location is not ideal, as it is situated quite far from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Did the job of giving me somewhere to sleep that was cheap, comfortable, quiet and clean. Bit of a walk to the main festival fringe venues, but this was enjoyable most of the time. Shared kitchen didn't seem clean and didn't use it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Stayed here for about a week in August 2012. While I was aware that these are student accommodations rented out during summer, I was in for a very pleasant surprise with the quality of rooms, the location and the service. For about less than half of what I would have had to pay in a hotel of similar quality, I... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed here during the fringe and we were very aware of what a good price we had paid for accommodation considering other local options. The room had everything we needed, the bed was particularly comfortable. We didn't miss having a tv or food on the premises, there too much to do to watch TV and lots of lovely eateries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My room was a decent size, and had everything I needed to be comfortable. It was a good price for August (Festival time), and everything was dealt with very efficiently for me. Shame I was only there for one night, but overall I couldn't fault it for what's on offer! One thing of note is that there aren't any catering... 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*
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