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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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  • 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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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The hostel costs quite a bit for a location that is 20 minutes out of town. Four of my friends and I shared a 5 person room. There are no outlets in the rooms, which is not the most pleasant for people needing to charge electronics. Also, the five of us had four beds, one of which was a double,... More 

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

When we arrived, someone was sleeping in my bed. No sockets in the dorms, not enough sockets in day rooms, dorms were really small, no space for luggage/ not enough space to get changed - in our 6 bed dorm only 2 people had enough space to move at the same time. The bathrooms (toilets/ showers/ mirrors to put make-up... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This place was brilliant! The staff were fantastic! The people were lovely! Free Wifi was awesome. The only real disadvantage was the lack of lockers but there were no issues and the lack of plugs in the rooms. But these are literally minor details about a truely perfect place except the slight distance from town center but it is walkable... More 

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Galway, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Came over for a weekend with friends. We all had a dorm to ourselves and had a great time there. The guy and aussie girl at reception were brilliant. The problem came on Monday morning when the woman on reception told us that we had four minutes to get out of the room. it was 10.20 and check out wasnt... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

Not a nice 'lady' in charge. Wanted to throw my son and his friend on the street because she didn't like 16 year olds and wasn't a 'childminder'! Found another Hostel - much better - tried to reason with her - no go (words like empire and queen of sheeba come to mind - and that's the nice words that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

I have to say the staff in this place were excellent. I'm a solo traveller and was made to feel right at home here. The Scottish guy, especially, seemed to have great knowledge of the surrounding area.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Stayed here at the end of May over the Bank Holiday weekend, as part of a 12 person stag do. It's worth noting if you are travelling alone or in a small group that the hostel caters for a number of stag/hen dos. The hostel itself was fairly clean and tidy and reasonably well decorated and furnished. Unfortunately the rooms... More 

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Lyon, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

we were a group of 7 and we got delayed by the storm on may 22nd, we had no problems with 4 other hostels we booked in to change the dates but there we were charged 40 pounds per personn and blackmailed if we went somewhere else to debit our credit card. for us the most expensive night in a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

This hostel is about 15 minutes walk from Waverley Station and the Royal Mile. It's very clean and quiet and the staff were efficient and friendly. Unfortunately those are the only good points I can think of. We stayed in a 16-bed dorm so full of bunks we could barely move between them with backpacks. You could feel every spring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

I've stayed in many hostels and this one's up there as one i'd come back to. Good location, clean and tidy and great staff, got a cool courtyard too

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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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