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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel) (West End)
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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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Marietta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed in a 14 bed mixed dorm from Thursday until Monday morning.Upon arrival, I was greeted by a friendly and helpful lady, handed my bedsheet, key and pillow case, and told which room I was in. The room was the largest I've stayed in in a hostel. The beds are decently comfortable, if a bit springy and squeaky, and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This hostel is located just across the street from Haymarket Station. Our three-person private room was clean and reasonably comfortable, but the bathrooms were dirty and the showers on the upper floor did not work properly. The fact that the reception desk and the lounge area (common room) were not open 24 hours a day meant that guests socialized in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Good: Location - directly across the road from Haymarket station and close to a Tesco Express Price (I was in a large mixed dorm but it seemed spacious enough) Free hairdryer, which was much appreciated Security on the outside door seemed good Bad: Showers are terrible! Freezing cold, and I could only find one that didn't have black mold ground... More

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I only stayed in Edinburgh for one night but I was quite happy with the hostel. Although the staff were not always in the check in booth so I had to wait a little while to check in, they were so kind and made up for that fact. Also, the room's are quite nice and the bathroom's are kept clean... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I spent such a good time there. I could feel very comfortable because there is a kitchen a lounge with a tv an computer. I could do even loundry they do washing machinę downstairs. Nice breakfast cost just 2£. I could feel good atmosphere there so I used to like be there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Spent 4 nights there, relatively cheap and well serviced for a backpackers hostel. Well equipped kitchen, got showers, free wifi and choice of single sex or mixed dorms was appreciated. Towels provided for cheap rate, close to public transport and easy walking distance to main shopping precinct and Old Town. Would definitely come back!

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Scotland, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is easily located and just a 10 minute straight walk to princes street. I also liked the communal area, it was clean. There is free wifi available and a kitchen area including an oven and microwave. The showers were hot and there was always toilet paper and a hand dryer. The floor was clean and dry. There is... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is probably one of the best hostels I have been to in my life....in the sense that I got a room for 10 pounds and was not expecting much....but then, I was surprised all the way. Clean and comfortable rooms, okay Lounge, good natured administrators.....although I did not like the idea of the Lounge Room being closed after 11:00... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I had a lovely stay here, I needed a place to stay for a night while I was stopping off in Edinburgh and I was attracted to the place by its great location opposite Haymarket station which made it very easy to find and get to from the airport (the bus transfer stops right outside). The people on reception were... More

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Cracow, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

the hostel is smelly and dirty. the covers of blankets are never changed, what you get fresh is just sheet and pillow. the kitchen is closed until 8AM-no hot water to make your tea until then. the lady doesn't speak good English, the man is not very polite. bathrooms are filthy and for men and women there is just one... More

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Address: 3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hostel 2*
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