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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 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the second time I stayed at Brodies as my firdt experience went generally well. However, the second time arpund I was terribly disappointed because the place has just gone below standards of a comfortable accomodation. The double deck beds appeared unsafe (my friend has an accident when one of the steel frames of the ladder fell off), the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Do not recommend! Corridor smelled like urine, toilets were disgusting with no FLUSH. WiFi costs 3 pounds per device! Couldn't believe it as the cheapest hostels in China have free WiFi. The staff at the reception not friendly at all, didn't offer any help with exploring the city. The worst hostel I have ever been to! They should start with... More

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Columbus, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have mixed feelings on this place. On one hand it was cheap. On the other hand it could've been kept up a lot better. For example the light in my room didn't work as well as some of the showers. But again when you stay in a hostel, looking for cheap cost and a place to stay in, this... 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:3 star — Brodie's Hostel 3*
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