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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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Ranked #125 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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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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Beijing, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A group of us stayed at this hostel over the weekend as part of a stag do. There was 6 of us that shared an 8 bed dorm. Orianlly there was going to be 8 but last min 2 ppl dropped out and we still had to pay for the remaining two beds in the hostel. The hostel is right... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Inverness
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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