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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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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"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 2 weeks ago 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked for 1 night. Reception advised 'take any bed that wasn't made', so I did. I placed all my gear in such a way to avoid switching lights on when I arrived back later. I arrived back to find a couple in my bed. All my gear moved elsewhere, apparently on reception's advice. An argument ensued that nearly came... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

While there were many things I enjoyed about The Hostel, such as their security, closeness to transportation, decent beds (in a 3 person private room) and very clearly written information regarding rules and regulations, there were also some negatives. The shared bathrooms were very small. My friends used the showers here and said that the water literally trickled out of... More 

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Southern Mexico, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well, I only stayed in this place for a night with a friend... it was easy to find, and the bed were good, I'm only going to say: THE SHOWERS oh jeez, please clean them people! it's not ok, they were dirty and small.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The place seemed rather small and homelike. I found the atmosphere very chill and relaxed. The location is a little ways up the street from the city centre, but there are bus stations right outside the hostel that will take you right into town.

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