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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB , Scotland (Cowgate)
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Brodie's Hostel
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Ranked #153 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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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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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Belgium
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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

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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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

When we checked in the staff were unaccommodating, the place reeked, the lock on our door didn't work and the whole place was dirty and loud. The location is great but there are plenty of other decent hostels on the royal mile that are the same price.

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Newcastle, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Worst place ever Next time I go to Edinburgh I will not stay here. In fact if every other accommodation was booked out and brodies was free I would still prefer to sleep in a public toilet. Be much cleaner anyway

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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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