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Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

5.0 of 5 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE , Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights here on my own. Was slightly apprehensive beforehand as I didn't really know what to expect. On arrival I was given the option of paying slightly more to include breakfast. Had no reason not to so I said yes please. Turns out this was a marvellous decision. £4.50 for what turned out to be a super, cooked... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a lovely stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Thanks Jayne Sales Manager More

Uppsala, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostels in Edinburgh. Amazing staff, very patient. The bar is nice for pre drinks if you are going out. If you are on a budget, the food in the bar is very reasonable and quite nice. Not far from food places, other bars and just 15 minute walk to princess street.

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to review us. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks Jayne Sales Manager More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I doubt a hostel can get any better than this. Perfectly clean, modern. Location is perfect for daytime and nightlife. Lots of options at breakfast. The bar is awesome. Flawless. Don't think twice. You'll love it.

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks Jayne Sales Manager More

Newport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a modern, simple but totally satisfactory place to stay. There may be no frills but it was super clean and even provided toiletries. Great value for money, good, friendly staff service, good prices. Not the cheapest place but you wouldn't get anything decent for less.

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks Jayne Sales Manager More

Scotland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is actually quite a tricky review to write. The excellent facilities at this hostel have to be recognised. The place is clean, all the staff we met were friendly and helpful, and our room was of a high standard. Breakfast in the morning was also very good and excellent value. I had no problems with the Wi-Fi and the... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hey Thanks for leaving us a review. Your review is very fair and honest, and we very much appreciate you taking time to give us feedback. We are so sorry that your stay was ruined. It's not normal practice for us to fill our hostel with the type of people you have described. You stayed over the period of time... More

Minnetonka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In our two months in Britain this has been our worst experience. The hostel was very clean but it was so noisy. Our room was on the third floor above the hostel owned bar and it was so loud that we could hear individual voices. There is no insulation in the windows or the hallways. No carpets on the floors.... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. As previously discussed on Feefo and via email, we are more than happy to give you a complimentary dinner for you and your husband should you be back in Edinburgh at some point in the future, given your stay wasn't as you expected. As I detailed previously, we are a city centre hostel with noise travelling... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The value of the hostel is very good and the location is just amazing. You will not need any public transport. It is walking distance to pretty much anywhere in Edinburgh. There are four bunk beds in a classic room and an en-suite bathroom. Very clean and comfortable.

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are glad you had a good time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon if you're back in Edinburgh. Cheers, Jayne More

New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hostel is located near famous Royal Mile. Rooms are big and clean. The rates are reasonable. We took one room with 4 beds and had a peaceful sleep. Hotel is just 7 minutes walk from main Waverly rly station and Airport link bus service. All the famous places like Edinburgh castle, Parliament and Calton hill are at walking distance... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to review us. It's good to hear that you had a nice stay with us and hope you come back to visit us soon. Cheers, Jayne @ SCH More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great employees - friendly, helpful, kind, always cheerful, talkative. Awesome location - right where you have to stay in order to easily get to everything you'll want to visit Sleeping - comfortable bed, I did NOT lock my wardrobe and everything was there!, however - not for people who want to sleep :). I had a bed in a 6x... More

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Thanks a lot for taking the time to review us. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay here Cheers, Jayne @ SCH More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really nice hostel that is located in the center of old town. The rooms are spacious and have everything that you need. the shower and toilet were clean and well spaced. You can rent a locker if there are no lockers in the room. The bar connected to the hostel is a great place to start with your first beer.... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks a lot for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you had a great time with us. We are looking into a new free wifi provider to make it better than 'doable'. We will have super free wifi up and running soon! Thanks Jayne More

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Address: 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Smart City Hostels Edinburgh 5*
Number of rooms: 132
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