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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the 12 person dorm mid-week during the Edinburgh festival and there were only two other people in there so had plenty of space. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast for £2 and towel rental for £1, and the room was only £19. Right across the road from Haymarket Station and you can leave your bag in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for two nights for the fringe festival. The hostel was basic but clean with comfy beds. The rooms are very small. The hostel is within easy walking distance from the town centre. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the building is secure overnight requiring a key card to gain access. I would stay here again when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice stay with a group of 12 friends.. Could have been more cleaner and maintained. Breakfast is good. Owners are ready to adjust and are good. Location is the best since tram station is jst in front of you and all clubs are nearby.. Walking distance from City center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The room was slightly cramped with not a lot of room to put your bags but was not bad at all. I did read reviews before i went saying it was cramped but it was absolutely fine if your looking for somewhere cheap. The people at the reception desk were not particularly helpful on advising on things to do so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Staff were incredibly uninterested in helping. Staff leave at 11pm and lock down the entire hostel. Cannot use the lounge or receive assistance of any kind after this time. They do not reopen until 8am. Kitchen is also closed at this point. If you have a tour in the morning and planned to bring your own food, leave it in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I read the reviews on Trip Advisor before booking this place. I see a lot of bad reviews but still went ahead with it. It wasn't too bad, really. But when they say that the dorm room is really tiny, believe it. It was so damn packed. Well, fine, 16 dorm beds. Maybe it's meant to be packed. But no,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Terrible from start to end. No wifi connection at all, far away from the city centre and dirty bathrooms and showers. Also there's no 24 hour reception so we had unwanted visitors in our dorm - absolutely no security and had the worst night because of it. We've stayed at many other hostels and have never had such a bad... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We have been backpacking for 6 months almost and have felt safe every hostel we've stayed at even the extremely cheap one's and had no problems at all. This was the only hostel in which we felt incredbly unsafe during the night there was no security whatsoever. There was no monitering who was entering the hostel and there were unwanted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

"The Hostel" isn't exactly an extravagant name, nor is it an extravagant hostel. I stayed here two nights and found it an easy walk into Edinburgh's main town and surrounding attractions. It is literally across the road from Haymarket Station which is very convenient when you have to get back to Edinburgh Waverly for insterstate and international travel as it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel, clean in the bedrooms and bathrooms overall. Nice area for smokers at the back of the hostel. Only thing that annoyed me was unhelpfull staff and powerplugs that are only on one side of the room, so you'll have to sit on the ground next to it to charge anything, or spend time in the common room. Also,... More 

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