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The Hostel

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was alright with the booking, check-in etc. We booked a 3 bed dormitory for the three of us. This was much more comfortable than the halls, which seemed to be really small for so many beds and persons. The bathrooms were okay, however the kitchen was not really clean, especially the sponge for cleaning and dish towels should have... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, especially since I came by train and station just across the road. Easy to find in the dark which I've discovered is surprisingly important. In walking distance from main attractions, didn't need to catch public transport once Friendly and helpful staff, was nice to hear an NZ accent while away from home! Small rooms which isn't an issue... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The showers were quite small, as were the rooms. Beds were very squeaky. Great location easy walk into town. Warm rooms with a nice common area. Kitchen and luggage room were useful!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice staff, very helpful. Very squished rooms, not much place for luggage in room. So really would only recommend a one night stay just because there was so many of us in the room all squeezed in. £2 breakfast - not worth paying really. Definitely nicer hostels in Edinburgh but definitely not the worst. Nice location.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Across the road is the Hay Market Rail Station at the busy commercial belt. This is a rather large charming old 3-storey premise. The reception, lounge, dining room and kitchen are on the first floor and the laundry room is on the ground floor. The dorm is a little bit crowed but is OK for the affordable price. The room,... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Usa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I was here with a group of students. The room smelled so bad (like wet dog, dirty socks) we were terrified what we would find as we were setting up the room for the night. The showers/bathrooms upstairs (by room 10) were filthy and covered in mold. I have never stayed in such a disgusting place. I don't know how... More 

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Ivrea, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I went to this hostel after reading some reviews and I was really scared of what I could find but at the end it was fine. I booked a private room for five: the room was small but clean, there was wifi in the room and the common bathrooms were clean. Don't expect a luxury hotel but I would recommend... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The rooms are too small for the number of person they host. That creates an unwelcoming atmosphere and a persisting smell of sweat. The lack of space also makes it nearly impossible for you to put your luggages anywhere without bothering someone. The shower handle is screwed so you cannot change the water temperature. There was only one toilet with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This hostel is quiet, the other guests are respectful and the prices are good since all I needed were the bare necessities (kitchen, shower, toilet, bed and wifi). They have a common room that is open until 11PM with a billiards table. The do serve breakfast in the mornings for £2. The reception will print boarding passes, which saves me... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I'm staying here for 4 nights in a 16 beds dorm and my body it's itching because of the dirty sheets. Smelly dorm, terrible mattress, dirty bathroom with terrible showers. Its so cheap they didn't spare the effort of giving it a name. "The Hostel"

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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