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Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE , Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #52 of 181 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, ok breakfast, rooms not impressed. Pillows were really bad the bunkbeds could be better, the room was really warm at night. However really impressed with showers and there is possibility for late check in.

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

Hey and thanks for taking the time to review us Was it just the bunks and pillows that you found unimpressive about the rooms? Please email me more details on Jayne@smartcityhostels.com - we do like to get feedback and improve on what we offer We are trying our best to keep all our rooms cool in this unexpected exceptionally hot... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smart city hostels have a range of options to pick based on your budget. The private rooms with a private bath were very clean. Of course you've got smaller rooms but for the price in a tourist attraction like Edinburgh, I'd say this is one of the best places. Clean baths, access to food and a pub downstairs, a diverse crowd... More

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

Hey and thanks a lot for you review We are glad you had such a good time with us and do hope you visit again Thanks Jayne @ SCH More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid £67 for a 'twin room' which turned out to be bunkbeds. Although we had our own shower, £67 felt extremely overpriced for a tiny bunk room and shower with no amenities. The window opened onto the terrace so it was very loud and smelt of stale cigarettes. Building work began very early just outside our room meaning we... More

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

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh. We are sorry that your room faced onto the terrace where people smoke. Reception would have been more than happy to move you rooms should you have asked when you were staying with us pending the availability we had. We are... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit I was apprehensive about staying in a hostel, but after staying at The Smart City Hostel in Edinburgh my views have changed considerably. My friend and I were lucky that although in a 4 bedded room, only the two of us occupied it, as we had requested a twin room and that was not available. The accommodation... More

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

Hey It's brilliant you had such a good time with us. We are also glad to have helped change your views on hostelling! Thanks for reviewing, Jayne @ SCH More

Limerick, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed for 2 nights. We wanted somewhere with a central location, clean and no fuss just to sleep and chill while we explored Edinburgh. The private room was for 4 so we had loads of space. Spotless. Great shower!! The bar was great to chill in with loads of atmosphere. the whole place was quietly efficient... More

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

Hi there It's great to hear you had such an amazing time with us. Thanks for taking the time to review us and see you again soon Jayne @ SCH More

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us girls went over for T in the park. Hostel was lovely we arrived at 11am and we didn't know check in was 3pm and when we explained at reception we had to leave to head off to festival they arranged a room for us a 12pm which was a great help as it meant we could drop... 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. We are really glad you had a good time with us. We are sorry about the heat in the room that you experienced. We have been trying to keep the rooms as cool as possible in this very hot weather! Cheers and look forward to seeing you again soon Jayne @ SCH More

Everglades City, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two bathrooms two seperate showers per room, very clean. Reception wad ok...I would go again, excellent breakfast worth the extra change for it. Would be kinda loud with those who had been in the bar below for too many drinks. On a sketchy street off the man road. Lots of rubbish and sketchy people, but once in your safe.

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EdinburghSmart_city, Manager at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are situated just off of the main street (the Royal Mile) right in the middle of the city centre. Please do let me know more about the rubbish you've referred to? It's not a comment we have had before. My email address is Jayne@smartcityhostels.com... More

Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I totally recommend it for a group like us (we were 9) and we reserved 2 rooms for 4+5 people. When arrived they put us into a 4 + 8 room due to changes in the reservations (but it was better and no extra charge, of course) it was very clean. In the 8 bed rooms there were 2 separeted... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Manager at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. All feedback is really important to us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Your points about hooks in the room etc are valid and we have taken these on board. Thanks again, Jayne @ SCH More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As soon as I heard the reception's voice ( Mr Yohan) over the phone, I knew we were saved for the night. We were left stranded when the original Apartment we booked denied us entry because it was double booked. Anyway, it was a blessing in disguise, as our saviour from SCH, Mr Yohan, managed to put 5 of us... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Manager at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi there And thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are very glad you had a great time staying with us and Johan is very pleased to have helped you. Thanks and see you again soon Jayne Sales Manager More

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We are three in our group but we took the entire room that is good for 4 with toilet and bath for one night. The room has a good size and clean. Sheet are all clean and very white which I like. From the Waverly Station, you can walk going to the hostel. We have really heavy and big luggage... More

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EdinburghSmart_city, Manager at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We appreciate all feedback. It's great to hear that you had a really good stay with us. See you again soon! Thanks Jayne Sales Manager More

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Address: 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Smart City Hostels Edinburgh 5*
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Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Smart City Hostels, Edinburgh, redefines the hostel experience. Smart City Hostels is an award winning stylish five-star hostel with great facilities that make it the ideal choice for value accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. Smart City Hostel's rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all have en-suite facilities. The hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living so there really is something for everyone. Smart City hostels really is the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, with free Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. There is also a 24 hour reception, no curfew, and all of Edinburgh's lively night scene and famed attractions on your doorstep. Smart City also offers fantastic City break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why Smart City Hostels is the smart choice for your journey to Scotland's vibrant and historic Capital city. ... more   less 
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