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Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here over the weekend of the Scotland v Ireland rugby match and it was therefore busy and lively with fellow supporters. This was my second stay and it surpassed the first visit by a wide margin. The staff were once again friendly, helpful and welcoming and the place is kept looking good throughout. We had a triple room... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel has a good structure and accessibility. The room for 8 was good, with two bathrooms (one of then adapted for people with physics limitations). There are cabinets to let the luggage, towels and linens. But, we stayed 3 days and the room was not cleaned during this time, the towels smelled bad and the blankets were not so... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is conveniently located near the castle and walking distance (manageable distance) to the main streets. Staff were also very accommodating considering that we arrived in Edinburgh (from London) earlier than check in time and they secured our belongings as we stroll around the city while waiting for the check in. We stayed in a 4-bed room (2 double... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located, good accommodation, helpful staff. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. I stayed in a mixed 8 bed room with two bathrooms available (one of them adapted for disabled people). Some tips to the staff member: each bed should have its own power sockets.

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

Thanks for reviewing! Thanks Jayne @ SCH More 

Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in an 8 bed dorm, very clean with all the basic facilities that you would expect. Excellent breakfast and good amenities i.e. Wifi, bar, pc for internet access and friendly staff. I have stayed here before and will again. Ideal for groups and very central.

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

Thanks for reviewing us. We are glad you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you again soon Thanks Jayne @ SCH More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Met every requirement travelling in a group of 7 men. Booked 6 bedroom dorm, which was clean and quiet with a good on-suite shower. A bar in the basement which was lively throughout the weekend. Location is perfect for nightlife with all bars we were going to within walking distance. The price was unbelievable value, would have been happy to... More 

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

Thanks so much for reviewing We are glad you had a great time here Thanks Jayne @ SCH More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the second time I have stayed at the Smart City hotel, both occasions being with a group of friends for the 6 Nations rugby. First impressions are good with a large, bright reception area manned by friendly and helpful staff. The room (we had a 4 bed room) was fairly spacious with 2 sets of bunk beds and... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review. It's brilliant when someone writes a fully fair and accurate review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and are sorry about the 'prats'. I would be inclined to say that reception would definitely have had a word with those causing noise. However, when it's a really busy rugby weekend, and we are... More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went up there not expecting much as it was a hostel but was pleased too say the least. Clean comfortable and secure. Great location. Cheap and a great bar down stairs. Walking distance to shops, castle and loads more attractions. More like a gd 3 star hotel rather than a hostel would go back tomorrow

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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 great time Thanks Jayne @ SCH More 

Lille, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is the best hostel I've stayed in. The rooms are more like hotels than hostels - they are very spacious. The hot water was super reliable. The wifi didn't work in the rooms all the time, but worked perfectly downstairs. The location is excellent - right off the Royal Mile. The bar and restaurant downstairs has really good food... More 

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

It's great to hear that you had a good time with us. Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. Thanks Jayne @ SCH More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great location, an easy walk from the train station (Don't let the hill alarm you!) located on a side street 50m from the Royal Mile. Modern and clean rooms, great staff. There is a locked room to store your bags if you arrive before check in. As well as easy walking distance from the train station, you can also easily... More 

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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 very glad you had a good time with us Thanks Jayne @ SCH More 

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