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Brodie's Hostel

3.0 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Aalborg, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this hostel, it has everything a hostel is supposed to have and the location is amazing. The staff is super friendly! Big kitchen, nice common room, nice facilities. Made some really good friends there and I'm definitely going to stay there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The hostel smells like feet and other smelly parts, a room that should accomodate 4, accomodates 8, there is barely any room to walk in the room let alone store your luggage, the staff barely speaks english. They should pay peaple to stay in that dump. Sleep in your car but not there.

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Pijnacker, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We searched for quite a while for something affordable near the centre of Edinburgh. Brodie's is very affordable, especially for being on the Royal Mile. We stayed in the private double room with en-suite. The room was quite spacious and clean. The bed was fine and the bathroom was also clean and roomy enough. The shower was a bit on... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The rooms are really small and smell very very bad! We couldn't open a window because the roof under our window smelled like urine. So we had to chose between a smell of homeless people or urine..The mattress was so bad I had bruises all over my body. The toilets won't flush anymore at the end of the day, so... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The worst hostel ever! Dirty showers, broken beds, very rude staff.... it was a nightmare. The frontdoor wasn't locked, so everyone could walk inside. There was a bad smell in the whole hostel, especially in our room. If wasn't possible to open the windows, because the window sills were covered in urine!!! The room was very stuffy and very small,... More

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Cavan, Ireland
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Perhaps I would have stronger feelings on Brodie's had I stayed longer than a night but after moving out of my uni accommodation for the year I had a night to kill before my flight and spent it in Brodie's. Staff at reception were friendly and helped with my unusual arrangements (early flight), bed was clean and decently comfortable, showers/toilets... More

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Wodonga, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Now I know there are a lot of bad reviews of this place, but I disagree with 90% of them! The Hostel was pretty well kept and the reception staff amazing!! Engi and Kata are wonderful, while Zoe and Babs were awesome to hang out with..... They made a lot of effort to make introductions and that presented a good... More

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Munich, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed at Brodies for three nights. It was by far the cheapest possibility to stay in the heart of Edinburgh - the double private room was even far cheaper than dorms in other hostels in the city. The room lacked any comfort as ist had only a bed, a chair and a mirror but nothing else. The room was... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We choose the hostel due to budget control, yet still require a place very close to train station. By reading previous comments, we had mind-preparation for cleaniness issue, lack of facility and terrible noise during night. Here's our experience. The location is what we want. We dragged our luggage and found the hostel in 5mins, all main attractions can be... More

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Doha, Qatar
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I appreciate the help I received - there was a lot of confusion with my booking but the staff was really helpful and undertanding. I can't really rate the amenities at the hostel as I rearly stay in hostels these days - it wouldn't be fair to judge. I have an impression that you get what you pay for -... More

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Also Known As:
Brodie`s Hotel Edinburgh
Brodie`s Hotel
Brodie's Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
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Ranked #128 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Brodie's Hostel 3*
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