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Belford Hostel

6 - 8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 3DA, Scotland
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is badly designed and not run well at all. The place is a mess, a hodge podge, ugly to look at, cramped rooms, and aging. The hostel is cleaned regularly but it isnt maintained and hence still feels unclean. There was a large damp stain on our bedroom wall. I would not recommend staying here unless all you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a double private ensuite room, were pleasantly surprised. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean, bed comfy. Nice bathroom. Only about a 20 min walk to town so quite convenient, would stay again! Has it's own bar but wasn't open whilst we were there possibly because it was during a week.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived on 24th July after 65 mile bike ride to find the manager would not allow us to keep the bikes inside despite this being part of the discussion with Henry at the time of booking. Henry was quite happy to stand and tell bare faced lies about his part in the conversation. Upshot was, bikes had to remain chained... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Living in a church sounds pretty cool and the staff were very lovely. The receptionist was friendly, he gave me a lot of suggestions on things to do, see and eat in Edinburgh. I like the common room a lot, it has a bar, kitchen and TV room which provided good atmosphere and made it easy to meet other travellers.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Me and my two friends from London stayed here when we came to see the city! It was a pretty good location with most things in walking distance. The building is pretty cool and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly with nice staff and comfy communal areas! Good stuff!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Friendly, helpful staff. Lockers provided- big help for privacy. Decent area, a little bit of a walk to the main attractions, but not bad. Safe area in town, friendly locals. Fair price for what you get. Full kitchen in basement, good WiFi. I'd return.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I booked this hostel with a group and to be honest, from the start, we had issues. We reserved the room at the price stated online, only to receive an email saying that the price was incorrect and we would have to pay extra. Is this illegal? I dont know, but they then offered us a cheaper place at the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went to Edinburgh for a weekends trip from London. Heard a lot about backpackers option here which is dirt cheap as compared to other hotels in the city. We randomly chose belford hostel because of its exteriors which looked like a really old church. The hostel is ok and has all the rules which applies to any hostel. Bar... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

A bad, Angry and mad receptionist women cant talk, only scream, its allways all bad for her.all the others were fine and helpfull... bad smell im bedroom... good com mundo room. Kitchen and bathroom.... Cool church

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This is in an old church which gives it a pretty cool vibe to it. Staff was REALLY friendly and helpful. Girls have seperate female shower rooms and the showers have quite a bit of room, showers really good. Overall clean and nice. Only problem is no wifi in rooms only in common area. Also a bit out of city... More 

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Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighborhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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