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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH165AY, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed for 3 nights to attend an event in Edinburgh. I do quite a bit of traveling for my hobby and so have stayed in a variety of places. For me Pollock Hall is amongst the best I have stayed in, and that includes regular hotels, other University campuses and B&B's. Reception offers a good Scottish Welcome - knowledgeable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 5 night stay at Pollock Halls. Having stayed in lots of hotels in Edinburgh this is by far the best value for money. Excellent, knowledgeable staff. Great choice at breakfast. Very clean and good access for my elderly mother. There was also access to a large kitchen with fridge and microwave - no utensils tho. Free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly great value for the budget traveler in Edinburgh where things can be expensive depending on your perspective. This accommodation is provided by Edinburgh First which is part of the University of Edinburgh during term breaks - usually mainly in summer. Staying on campus-like accommodation is always pleasant and the value-for-money is excellent. I stayed in a single... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pollock Halls are the students' accommodation facilities of the University of Edinburgh. The place is in the quiet residential part of the city, about 20 to 30 minutes walk or a few minutes by bus from the old town center and it consists of many housing buildings with various rooms for different prices. The area is just beautiful, there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for one night in this university campus, it was quite comfortable. The only weaknesses of my room were the temperature (a bit cold) and the bathroom (really small), but aside from that everything was ok. The canteen were you can have breakfast (included in the £ 45 rate of my room) was well organized and there was an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy with our single rooms without ensuite. We found our beds comfortable and never had to wait for a shower/bath/toilet. Nor did we encounter noise problems, though the walls are thin (I could hear someone in the next room coughing). The free wi-fi worked perfectly in both the halls we stayed in (Baird House and Ewing House).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodations in Edinburgh have gone up extensively since my last trip there in 2011 so I was happy to see a room listed in my budget price range. I first stayed at Baird House for two nights which was very inexpensive but without en suite so asked to move to Holland House for my last two nights. My first... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice of hotel near Hollyrood Park with full breakfast buffe´. You can easily walk downtown to the centre of Edinburgh. Very green and flowerful surroundings. Cleaning every day and new tovels. Me and my wife can recommend Pollock Halls - Edin burgh first....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Pollock Halls two times in June/July - once for two nights, and again for three. For the second stay, I specified a room away from pathways and the front door. The residences are used by school and other groups, so I had had two sleepless nights during my first stay because of the young people congregating... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Pollock Halls for a four night stay whilst we were taking part in a Home Nations Bowls Tournament at Willowbrae Bowls Club. The staff were very helpful but the restaurant was closed until 5pm (we arrived at 2.30pm, hungry and tired). The rooms are clean but very basic with twin beds and hard mattresses. Unfortunately I ended... More

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Address: 18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH165AY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First 3*
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Pollock Halls is the perfect choice for larger groups and budget travellers visiting during the spring and summer. Our campus accommodation offers good value in a great location and you can look forward to a hearty breakfast in the Restaurant @ JMCC. Servery lunch and dinner are also available during the summer months. The cafe bar @ JMCC serves good food, fine wine, beers and spirits. ... more   less 
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