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Belford Hostel

6 - 8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 3DA, Scotland
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Belford Hostel
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Ranked #104 of 188 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel is a very cool refurbished church. I was in a private room with a friend which was basically like a little hotel. The bathroom was newly renovated and large. The only problem was there was no wifi in the rooms. Overall, a good place to stay

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So this was the first time I experienced hostel life. Went to Edinburgh on a weekend on trip and stayed here for 2nights. The hostel is within a converted church, all the original features of the church are very much intact. The dorms which vary from 2 to 8 bed dorms have all been built within the main part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, the atmosphere is really nice and the staff is so friendly. It is a nice place for young travelers. I booked a private double room; the room was really great. This place is really clean. The private bathroom was huge and clean. I recommend this place if you are in town. Approximately a 10 minutes walk from the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here a few times last year and really enjoyed it. Staff were always friendly and super helpful. Wall art was a nice touch, pretty funny too! Will definitely be going back next time i'm in Edinburgh.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff there are really rude, especially the one at the reception in the morning!! I do not recommend this hostel to anyone! The location is not good! Like 30 mins walk to city center. DO NOT GO THERE DO NOT GO THERE DO NOT GO THERE DO NOT GO THERE DO NOT GO THERE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly it's a very nice place to stay, with a very friendly staff ! If you are a real traveler and adventurer that's place is for you ! It's true that the rooms are quite small but it was comfortable. Moreover you are not very far from the center so... perfect ! I highly recommend it ;)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not recommend this place to anyone. The staff are extremely unpleasant and unhelpful - they definitely do not care about anyone except themselves. The place is freezing!! It's dirty. Also the rooms are 5 bed dorms with space for 4 beds. If you're unlucky enough to be in the 5th bed, you're on display for the whole room... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Belford what can we say! Planned to stay a top of 4 days in the glorious Edinburgh - but fell inlove with the place & stayed on almost a month! Fantastic friendly staff!! Great facilities. Beautiful water of leith river close by- perfect for socializing out in the sun! AWESOME SHOWERS! Would stay again for sure. highly recommended.

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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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