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Brodie's Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB , Scotland (Cowgate)
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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
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The good - the location, right on the royal mile. Our room, we had a private room overlooking the royal mile, it was decorated very nicely. The bad - The toilets and showers, very dirty and shower not powerful enough. Kitchen - I didn't even go in there, I looked in once and it looked horrible Cleanliness- communal areas very... More

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Valencia, Venezuela
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostel is a friendly atmosphere, excellent location in the middle of the turist area. It was not noisy, room and bathroom clean. Kitchen was a mess there is a bunch of spanish people who seem to live there that do not like to clean the kitchen ware but the kitchen was very good with free coffee and tea until 11... More

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Krakow
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostel is situated on main road in old part of city, so in straight center. Room was old, but it had atmosphere old old Edinburgh. Morning receptionist was our sunshine. She was always smiled, helpful and friendly. I sent email in 31st Aug with few questions, I sent it again in 3rd Sept, I received answer in 4th Sept, while... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this hostel for a one night stay based on its price and location. At 9 pounds a night we were not expecting anything fancy. The hostel was dated, noisy, and unclean. Would not recommend this hostel for anyone except those on an extremely tight budget. Bathrooms were disgusting and bedding was old and appalling. The only positive is the... More

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Sheffield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully, it will steer you clear of this stinker of a place. Brodies hostel comprised of..... Dirty sheets and hair in the pillows, bed springs poking out, mouldy shower floors, floors that had not seen bleach in a century, no soap to wash your hands, rude staff that wake you up in the... More

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San Francisco
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have loved our stay at Brodie's and have felt well taken care of. Three of us, ranging in age from 33 to 45, made this our home while performing at the Fringe. The staff was so kind and helpful, really making this a comfortable stay. The kitchen is nicely sized with three separate stoves/ovens making it functional for many... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What can I say? Worst experience ever... Disgustingly dirty. Very loud. Insanely smelly. Like, reallyreallyreally smelly. People packed in tiny rooms. Squeaky, uncomfortable bunk beds. Rude staff, who just make you wait and wait while they chat. Scalding hot showers with no temperature adjustment possible; water barely dribbles out. Surprisingly expensive-- and they try to gouge you by charging more... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I will not be returning to brodies hostel. Firstly when we went to check in we were told very rudely to wait. When finally getting to our room we could not unlock the door. A lit of guests had this issue with mamy of the rooms. We had booked 2 beds in an 8 bed room. The room had 10... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After reading all those reviews, I was quite worried that I made the wrong decision to come to this hostel. However, when I entered the hostel, I find it doesn't really smell bad. The staff are very helpful and friendly and they gave me many good suggestions about what to do in Edinburgh. I told one of the staff that... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

OK, the rooms were ok in size but it smelled horribly of wet, chlorine and toilets. Of the four available showers on our level one had hardly any water coming out, another one had an overflowing drain and the other two had broken lightbulbs. Apart from the smell and the bathrooms the windows could only be opened a tiny little... More

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Address: 93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Brodie's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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Brodie's Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland

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