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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
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Location is quite near the airport bus stop and train station though up a hill. Toilets have strong smelling odor all the time. Kitchen always fully occupied and clutter with dirty dishes etc. Long term guests make it worse. Very long flight of Stairs to climb. No free WiFi - It is the ONLY ONE in town WITHOUT free Wifi.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I work in the hotel industry and I'm a very well travelled person. I have stayed in small little hostels in side streets in Vietnam and even then they are better then this hostel. Firstly, the sink in this four dorm room does not work, dry toothpaste is still left from the last stay. Eww. The beds are uncomfortable and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

THis was the hostel we stayed in Edinburgh, the best about this - is that its on the main road (royal mile) and ends with the castle. It was a small place. very cheap . Noisy for sure due to its main road. But the rooms were OK . I did feel some bugs.. but the wash place was all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Ian was very helpful, he showed us main attractions, clubs in town, printed tickets, helped to repair our stuff. Rooms were clean girls were ok with bathrooms. For sleeping very good. Dont expect california bed size:-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I don't normally stay in hostels but with the prices of hotels in Edinburgh we decided to risk it and hire a private room with bathroom at Brodies. We were pleasantly surprised, it was nice, clean and the reception staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. One of the staff was the current owner himself who was very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Well, you get what you pay for. Or, in some cases, considerably less. Very difficult to find in the first place. Walked past it twice. The got sent to another location across the street and just as obscure. There they didn't have any hot water so called up the original location and sent me back. Great location. Nice people. But... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have stayed in many hostels over the years but brodie's is the worse of all!! It was filthy disgusting and noisy. When we first checked in I was extremely disappointed to find out there wasn't any lounge and we had to pay 3 pounds for wifi and that was for only 24 hrs!! As we tried to get into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Travelled with a friend who had booked it without reading the reviews so I was a bit concerned about staying there. It was very basic but the staff were friendly. Some carpets or rugs to soften the noise would have helped. But for a cheap room on the Royal Mile it was fine. Would stay there again with friends to... More 

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