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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Rooms are small but clean, bathroom are also very small and the showers have only super-hot or super-cold water..no middle ways. Prizes are high during the Fringe festival period (like everywhere in the city), otherwise ok enough for the service offered. Despite that, the Hostel is not far from the most important attractions in Edinburgh city centre (10 min on... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good service, and helpful staff. Most accommodating. The cooking facilities were accessible and clean. I had not experienced sleeping in a mixed dorm, and found the experience pleasant. The high street was near by, and many choices for eating out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As a student in a hostel I don't really take notice to cleanliness in bathrooms or anything like that but what I do expect is to be treated fairly as a customer by the staff. I'm not usually one to complain but I would hate to think of anyone else being treated in the same way as we were. Upon... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

the hostel if look nice from the outside, the inside is so so, the staff was quite helpful, but the wifi is very weak, and they have share bathroom with men and woman, paid breakfast. But my stay was pretty good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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