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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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Additional Information about Brodie's Hostel

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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