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Belford Hostel

6 - 8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 3DA, Scotland
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Ranked #109 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015
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    3 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stayed here two nights with my boyfriend in a private double room downstairs. Clean, simple room with tea and coffee at our disposable - most appreciated! We were lucky enough to be on a very quiet corridor with a big bathroom next to our room. Friendly receptionist and couldn't get enough of the massage chair by the entrance, great after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed in a double room in the basement of the church. The room was quite big, bathrooms were clean, and it was very quiet at night. The only downside, the location is a bit further from the old centre.

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Ballarat, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed here after my partner recommended it (from staying here 10 years previously!). We had a private room with ensuite. I was surprised they even gave us tea and coffee and we were given slippers!!! (at a hostel!!!) It is in New Town so to get to the action there is a bit of a walk, but it is... More 

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Karnal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

my experience at belford was not that great, first of all this hostel is built up in a place which use to be a church so bathrooms were very far from the room, also the bar is not that great. The location is very far from the centre of the city and the places of interest like Edinburgh castle princess... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I stayed in a private 'double' room for three nights and three nights was more than enough. After ringing the bell on our arrival we waited outside for several minutes until some residents let us in. The South African lady on reception was shocked at the large numbers of people waiting to check in and made it clear to us... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just got back from staying at this Hostel never again. Two young females (19yrs)put in a dorm with three males one of who was much older (at least 40's). We weren't even allocated the same bunk bed. Shocking we stayed awake all night because we were too uncomfortable to go to sleep. Also female toilet and bathroom down one big... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Clean & comfortable with helpful staff in a lovely old church setting. Licensed bar in the dining area and large clean kitchen with ample dining space. Plenty of showers and the private room with double bed was very comfortable and secure. Not right in the city centre but along the bus routes.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

While not the most conveniently located hostel in Edinburgh, Belford Hostel is known for being unique. Situated inside a renovated church, the hostel has a mystical, and inviting atmosphere. I found the rooms to be very cramped, (though moreso due to our bunkmates' massive amounts of luggage!) but everything was clean. Showers were fine. Laundry available. The downstairs kitchen had... More 

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Bolu Province, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

yes,ıt was not luxuriousI,but it was really historical and different hostel for me.doing a church hostel is a very sensible idea.ı like it!! mystic ambiance of the hostel made me happy!I will remember this hostel every time!!!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you don't like walking, this is not the hostel for you, but personally I like walking, especially round a beautiful city like Edinburgh. Wasn't left wanting anything. Great kitchen facilities and even a TV with sky sports, so you won't miss any sporting action

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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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