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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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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location could not be more perfect for me! I came down for a rugby match and the Hostel is right next to the Haymarket train station and only a 10 minute walk away from Murrayfield stadium, which made it the perfect place for me. I stayed in the 12 - bed dorm, it was a bit cramped, but for... More 

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Hostel for a week in October with 2 of my friends. We had booked the 3-bed private room and it was just what we were looking for. Yes, the Hostel is no frills, but hey, what are you expecting from paying about £10 quid per night? Our room was clean, the sheets were fine and we... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cons: There were 12 beds in a room that has room for 6 max. Wifi was really slow and the staff very rude. Specially the blond guy who works at night shift: he was just trying to seduce some guest, offering them whisky and taking them to a private room. "American" breakfast included just some toast and cereal. Second floor... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly recommend "The Hostel." Yes, it's very 'no frills' but for the price you get a tidy and pleasant environment. It was very chilled and everything went smoothly. The staff were friendly, the toilets were clean, and its ideally situated right opposite Haymarket train station. If you're looking for a budget hostel that does what it says on the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value for money. Nice friendly staff, clean bed, adequate breakfast for the price, very convenient location and a nice quiet room shared with 5 other females. in. Some slight oddballs also staying - but no more than you usually find in a city hostel.

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Beijing, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall it's good. It's dirt cheap. It's near Haymarket railway station. It provides you with a nice kitchen. But make sure you don't try its breakfast! The breakfast costs two pounds but it's not worth it. There are only some slices of bread, biscuits, milk and cereals. The biscuits taste terrible, and the milk is not very fresh.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed here a few times like all hostels it depends on who you have in your room. With you its a great location clean well run very good hostel the only thing is the showers could be a lot warmer best Value by far in Edinburgh

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Good enough hostel considering the price. Location is good as it is near the train station, and about a ten-twelve minute walk to the city and castle. Only negative was the showers; they weren't all that great as you can't adjust the temperature too well. Everything considered, if your a budget traveler, I would recommend here.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Full of Old, Jobless Males from very far abroad. Lack of females/youth: UNMIXED - HIGH % of Unemployed foreign middle-aged Stop-outs. Room STANK , though lounge and staff were was ok. Beware!! - 75% oddball unemployed older foreign men are your roomies . On a government housing programme?? South Euorpean and intercontinental - one stank the whole place with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was my first stay in hostel after friend of mine book these place for me but didnt he realize it was hostel, he just check price which was £10.At the time of printing i found of it was hostel and drom bed sharing with other people. 8 bed in room with 16 people. I said to my self let... 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*
Number of rooms: 16
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