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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

96 - 112 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JN, Scotland (Cowgate)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 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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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location! couldnt be any better... right in the old part of town so its central to everything - its a simple hostel which has everything you need - a place to put your bags and a place to put your head

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is definitely in a prime location, right in Old Town, with everything you need right outside the doorstep. I really liked the apartment style flats; plenty of space in the room and kitchen. The old photos and reviews on here doesn't do it justice, as I found the whole flat really clean, warm and nice! And I loved... More

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Tyndrum, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a bit worried about staying here after reading reviews and seeing pictures.Stayed here for one night to go out in Edinburgh.Rooms were warm and clean so were toilets Beds were a bit squeaky but that was to be expected.Staff at front desk were very helpful.The only thing I would say that if you are not intending on going out... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Really good located and very friendly staff. I stayed for two nights and enjoyed it very much! The only problem was that the room I stayed didn't have lockers and the toilet wasn't working. But the room was very clean and the bed truly confortable. The windows could be opened and I loved it. (Usually in cold places they don't... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Walked in off the street on Saturday after our bag was stolen from our room in Budget Backpackers across the road the night before (see review!) and was visibly upset and exhausted. The receptionist couldn't of been nicer! Very helpful and even assigned us a room with just one other girl so we could relax and get some sleep. Beds... More

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

To begin with the good points. Staff helpful. Kitchen fully fitted and quite clean. Now for the not so good. There is no TV room. There is one computer. I went in at 10pm some grumpy Asian guy was on it. 8am next morning same thing! Noise is unreal, Sat night hen parties are not conducive to sleep. Walls are... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I stayed here for 3 months and had a great time meet new friends and because of the location everything was at my doorstep. Ive worked for accommodation and I cleaned that pleace myself so the pics you see are old and dont look like that anymore (I made damn sure of that!!) I also enjoyed the free wifi (I... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed here in August for 2 nights. Its location is really superb in the middle of the city only few minutes from the royal mile. I bet this hostel is meant to be for backpackers - because that is what it really is. If you are not looking for comfort but for bed and shower, this is the choice.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you are looking for a cheap place , not worried much about the crampyness and are okay to for the little party noise from the bar across the street , then choose this hostel . its worth every penny spent . The cost is not at all high . the beds are clean , the toilets are clean and... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I stayed at the Cowgate after a flight to Edinburgh intending to travel on the next day. Bearing in mind that this is one of the cheapest places in Edinburgh it is not advisable to go there whatsoever. I arrived at 11.30 pm and phoned the concierge to let me in. He turned up at 1 am in the morning... More

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Additional Information about Cowgate Tourist Hostel

Also Known As:
Cowgate Tourist Hotel Edinburgh
Cowgate Tourist Hotel
Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 96 - 112 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #123 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hostel with a difference! Our 170 bed hostel contains 12 individually lockable apartments all fully fitted with their own toilet, shower rooms and kitchen/lounge including an oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, plates, dishes, cutlery and cooking pots. An apartment sleeps between 8 and 22 people in a combination of 4 and 6 bed dorms and twin or double rooms. That's 12 fully fitted kitchens and 17 shower rooms with toilets plus 12 separate private toilets! ... more   less 
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