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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD , Scotland
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Helsingborg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Smart at IQ has good central position in a nice neighbourhood in central Edinburgh, the building is new and the rooms are fairly well planned (student apartments during semesters). The circumstances are good, and everything should be well. However, there is one factor that has been forgotten: the temperature rises during summer - even in Scotland. Five nights in... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at Smart at IQ during august. Our studio room was on the second floor facing courtyard and it was very quiet during day and night. The room was new and clean, very small for a studio, and had an adequate kitchen with all the kitchen stuff one needs (though no dining table or anything of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay at an affordable price, would fully recommend. 4 stars because it was: - Very centrally located: right in the heart of the city and a 15-20 minute walk away from the Edinburgh Castle / The Royal Mile / Princess Street / Camera Obscura / high street shops etc - Safe! I left my really expensive, brand... More

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Burnham, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here are friendly and helpful and the place is modern and clean. It has an ideal situation and is an ideal jump-off spot for stations and places and areas of interest. I was only staying for two nights so I didn't take advantage of the communal kitchen which is just as well as the fridge was full to... 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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