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Brodie's Hostel

93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB , Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Edinburgh with my girlfriend. Let me say first that we are both travelers, used to hostels and we were not expecting luxury of any kind. The hostel is incredibly dirty and old. The wifi is free only in the common area so gets crowded pretty quickly. If you want wifi in the rest of the hostel is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was possibly the worst hostel I've ever been at. So filthy and smelly travelers been warned. The three of us would come home from a night out and a fellow room mate would be very inconsiderate... As well as that the actual place felt more like a half way house for the homeless.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Not possible to sleep due to noisy from the street. No soundproofing and placed on the main street. You can hear cars, people and even the "bib-sound" from the lightcross as clear as if you were right on the street. All 6 of us had a terrible nights sleep. Simply pick another place to sleep. Brodies Hostel have 2 locations... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The rooms are hostel type making the money you pay for, but are clean. An English plug with non EU adapters is located near the entry door; not so practical for the 6 beds room. There is no possibility to have breakfast and this is a 3* hostel. WiFi internet is available in the entire hotel but it costs 3... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Brodie's Hostel was very well located right on the Royal Mile and that is an experience within itself! However we didn't have the best of stays and my partner and I felt like we could of/should of got a little bit more for our money as we paid for a double room for over a week. In saying that it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This hostel has well location and good price, but doesn't have free wifi and if you want to pay is very expensive. The smelly room bothers me all the time, the bed is ok, and is a quiet hostel.The kitchen is very small.They offer to guests free coffee and milk powder.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Brodies hostel is well located, it is on the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's old town. I spent one week at this hostel and I should've went somewhere else as location was not important for me. The room was smelly, the toilets were dirty, and the corridors as well. You had to buy a prepaid card if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When I read the reviews for this hostel I was skeptical but it was the only one available for the dates we chose as it was when a six nations rugby match was being played. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly woman and were give the keys to our rooms. The rooms were very clean and tidy. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Honestly, my girlfriend and I were very excited about exploring the city of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, our first impression of what turned out to be a lovely city was this hostel. From the outset, it was very easy to miss, as the presence on the streetfront was the width of a door. Upon opening the door, a foul odor hit us... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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