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The Hostel

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel)
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  • Location
    3.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Southern Mexico, Mexico
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I only stayed in this place for a night with a friend... it was easy to find, and the bed were good, I'm only going to say: THE SHOWERS oh jeez, please clean them people! it's not ok, they were dirty and small.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place seemed rather small and homelike. I found the atmosphere very chill and relaxed. The location is a little ways up the street from the city centre, but there are bus stations right outside the hostel that will take you right into town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay with my friends, but the hostel had some issues with the showers (only one worked normally on our floor, out of three). We also had troubles with entrance cards. There were a good atmosphere with foreign travellers, a lounge to welcome us all, with a really nice pool :)

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was here for nine days while on a research/business trip. Considering the outrageous price of even bog-standard hotels in Edinburgh, The Hostel was excellent value at on £86 for 8 nights. This visit was my second to The Hostel, and I intend to use it again. There is, however, still some room for improvement. For instance, the kitchen needs... More 

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Princeton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I booked two nights at this hostel - my first experience using a hostel ever. I can't complain too much, after all, the best was reasonably comfortable, the people were fairly nice and I felt perfectly safe there. Though, I did slightly wish that there had been more chargers in the room. There were fourteen people in my room and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I would never leave a bad review but on this occasion it is a must. 1. The American host is as warming as an ice cube seriously needs attitude re-adjustment. 2. The Dorm beds are childrens Ikea which is ridiculous as clearly cannot withstand weight as all bent and collpasing. 3. The mattresses are cheap sprung things from the 90's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We chose the Hostel despite rather negative reviews as our accommodation during a 4 day stay in Edinburgh. On arrival the very friendly staff at the reception did hand us a map, giving us information about places to visit and see. The Rooms are rather small and the beds noisy but still "the hostel" is a rather quiet place. The... More 

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Swansea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you want a bed in a clean and secure room then this is a pretty good place to stay. The Hostel is far from flashy, but for the price you pay you really can't complain. The beds were comfortable although in our room space was extremely limited as they had squeezed every possible bunk bed into the room. The... More 

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Phnom Penh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stayed in this hostel with a large group (50) in February 2015. We had 4 rooms. They were smaller than a previous hostel I stayed in in Edinburgh. There were springs coming out of the side of the bed but they were still comfortable to sleep in. Breakfast wasn't included - it has been in all other hostels I stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We just got back from staying at the hostel for 3 nights and couldn't fault it. After reading reviews we didn't know what to expect but weft pleasantly surprised. Only fault I would find was our 12 bed room (room 10) was extremely cramped with very little space to move. Light was also quite poor. Staff were very helpful and... More 

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