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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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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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7 reviews 7 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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United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Edinburgh in a wonderful city but I will not recommend this place. We espended some very good time in the Whiski bar right beside de hostel. - They need to put more power sockets on the room; - The toilets were really dirty when we arrived late night; - To much noise from the street if front of it; -... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This hostel has a good location and all amenities which should come with a hostel. The downfall is that nothing is free. Prices are set by date, not availability (Fridays and Saturdays cost more). The wifi costs 3£ per day, lockers cost more, and towels must be bought (not rented for a deposit). The kitchen and common area is nice,... 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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