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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 / 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #19 of 185 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel gets 5 stars for location..that being said there are dozens of cheap hotels or other hostels located all within a 2 minutes walk that likely would have been better. If you plan to sleep here be forewarned that the pub downstairs plays live music until midnight every night but that's no problem if you're out and about until... More

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first solo trip ever and my first stay in a hostel ever. I did not anticipate 3 flights of winding stairs, which was not fun to pull my luggage up. I will say though chivalry must not be dead as a man offered to help me bring it up on my way to check in and another... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location- It's opposite the Edinburgh Waverley station, very good location, walking distance to the castle and the main street. It's quite clean, and soft bed, but not as big as shown in pic, the bed is like in the train. Simple breakfast is provided, not so bad, especially you can make your own hot tea or coffee using their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The hostel is really nice and cosy, super clean, great staff! Having said that, I do have to mention the stairs! 2+ floors to climb with luggage....exhausting! It's a very quiet hostel (definitely NOT a party hostel), has no lounge to hang out and meet people, but if you're there for sightseeing, it's really good -the location is perfect! Close... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was most definitely an amazing budget accommodation in Edinburgh, as it was central near the princes street and all the main tourist attractuon. Rooms were very clean almost every time I entered the room, almost coz it was shared by 10 other people but that was the beauty of it, you get to meet lot of new folks also... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Staff was knowledgable and helpful with all my questions. Hostel was affordable, clean, and well situated. Location was good for talking back and forth between the different sides of town. I would certainly stay there again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Haggis is in a great location in Edinburgh. Very close to all transportation as well as all the sites in town center. Two minute walk to the Princes St. Gardens. The stairway is very dirty, really disgusting, and I was scared the hostel would also be dirty but I was happily surprised by the cleanliness of the hostel itself.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a great time. Clean rooms, nice staff. Great bathroom facilities ! Couldn't wish for more in a hostel! Also some gay bars in the neighbourhood, what I was hoping for. A hostel one doesn't just go to to sleep - but a place where you actually feel well and taken care of!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've stayed at Haggis Hostels (HH) several times in the past 6 months along with several other Edinburgh Hostels . It is clearly the best hostel out of the ones I have stayed in but it is also the most expensive. That said, it is often still affordable for short stays and also includes a good selection of breakfast foods... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Only fault I could find is that the building is not very accessible (probably due to the age) - you need to climb 50 steps before arriving at the hostel. Apart from that, it is a great place: nice beds, showers, lockers... and there is free breakfast! The staff is also very helpful.

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Address: 5 / 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Hotel Class:4 star — Haggis Hostel 4*
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Welcome to the brand new Haggis Hostel in Edinburgh. We are Edinburgh's newest hostel, and with the most central location of any hostel in Edinburgh, we should be your first choice when looking for accommodation in Edinburgh. The hostel is in a newly renovated Georgian building, and is fully equipped with all the facilities you need to make your stay in Edinburgh a memorable one. The hostel rooms are all clean and spacious, and are equipped with international sockets, so you don't need to go scrabbling around for an adapter just to charge your phone. If you're looking for the most friendly, comfortable hostel in Edinburgh, then you've found it. We've tried hard to think of all the things you'll need to make your stay a happy one, you can trust Haggis Hostels. ... more   less 
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