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Belford Hostel

6 - 8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 3DA, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #105 of 185 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A church converted into a hostel.... what else can you ask for.... A pocket friendly accommodation perfect for an outing with friends. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. Though it is not in the best location... but everything else about it is gr8. Well maintained and offers comparatively cheaper drinks at its bar! The art done on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I booked this hostel for 2 nights. The night before I was to go there, I called to ask how much I would lose if I were to (a) cancel the booking for both nights or (b) cancel for the first night and instead book for an additional third night. I was told that in both cases, I will lose... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

You'd think it would be a cool idea to stay in a big church remade into a hostel... But it was more strange and uncomfortable than cool. The walls were painted horribly into weird scenes that added to the feeling of "what the hell is going on?..." The rooms were made from thin dry wall so you could hear everyone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Belford Hostel. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The room (double room, No. 5) was big, quiet, the bed was comfortable and we even had our own kettle (tea and instant coffee was also provided - free of charge). The hostel is situated near Edinburgh Haymarket, so a... More

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Address: 6 - 8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 3DA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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