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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It is well-located, between old and new city. 5 minutes away from the train station only. The price is correct, it would say even cheap. The rooms are clean, and so are the toilets. I recommend this place.

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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 enjoyed your stay Cheers Jayne @ SCH More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was there for new years so didn't spend much time. They have a late check in, but they let me put my bags in the luggage room so I could explore without them. When I did check in they hand you a bag with a bed sheet ,pillow case, towel and comforter cover. The bed and pillow were heaven,big... More 

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Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Jayne @ SCH More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I stayed at Smart City Edinburgh for 3 months while I looked for permanent accommodation and I cannot rave about it enough. Excellent location, great value and the best customer service I've ever received. Its a real testament to the hostel that I was actually sad to leave after so long. The staff are all absolutely phenomenal. I mentioned that... More 

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

Hey Steph Thanks for this review. We very much hope to see you again some time soon. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed staying with us. Cheers and speak soon, Jayne @ SCH 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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