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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will not spend my precisous time in writing this review, but The hostel is chaotic, dirty, crowded, noisy, and lacks in management. Bathrooms are dirty and sticky, they exploit the very idea of hostel by not providing any security norms and regulations. The staff is not helping. The computer s systems are still windows-xp and extremely slow and are... More 

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

Hi there Thanks for reviewing. I am unsure if you've mixed us up with another hostel on your travels.... Our rooms and building are secure with keycards and we have a 24 hour secure reception. Our rooms sleep a maximum of 8 people (when you don't stay in our stag or hen room) - all of which are accredited and... More 

Minnetonka, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The major detraction of this hostel is the noise. The staff are helpful, the breakfast OK and the hostel is centrally located but the noise for the bar, hall, doors, elevators was excessive, even at 3:00 AM. The windows should be double pane to reduce outside noise. Carpet in the halls, although a cleaning issue, would have cut down but... More 

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

Hi there Thanks so much for reviewing. Noise from outside, in particular at weekends, is louder. Our bar closes 1am max any night of the week, and we do try to keep all in house noise to a minimum. Our windows are double glazed. It's made very clear to any groups staying in house what our expectation is regarding their... More 

Brasilia, DF
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever stayed in a hostel looked like a hotel? You can enjoy this interesting experience in Smart City Hostels Edinburgh, that is close to main places of Edinburgh. It is possible to have any facilities that you have in a hotel paying a hostel price! It's fantastic. The rooms are clean and enough big for you, the breakfast... More 

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

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

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful with excellent breakfasts provided however the noise lets it down. In the corridor it was noisy until late with people shouting and doors banging (to be expected in a city hostel). However the main problem was the room window would not shut at the top. Right below the window was a roof terrace... 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. I think you've also pointed out your window not shutting on our Feefo review site. Thanks for letting us know - this will be fixed. As you have accurately pointed out, given we are slap bang in the middle of the city centre, we aren't a quiet hostel. Noise -... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stay and to see Edinburgh from this central location. Easy walking distance to town for shopping and tourist sights. REALLY clean. Very comfy. Amazing breakfast. Friendly staff. Could be noisy if a gang of students are partying in the hall, but, hey get some ear plugs! I will be back! No TV, hairdryer or refreshment facilities... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing us. We are really glad you had a good time with us. Next time you stay, request a girls only dorm on the third floor, or if you're with friends, get our girls party room - both have hairdryers. The girly dorm has extra hanging space and drawers and funky wall paper too. Hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place, by far, is the only choice for a hostel in Edinburgh. The breakfast was great, the staff were great, the rooms were great, the location is great and the environment is great. Self service kitchen as well as cooked menu options and a bar, pool tables, sofas and large communal spaces. Sainsbury's and Tesco very near by, everything... More 

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

We are so pleased you had a lovely stay with us and enjoyed your time in Edinburgh. Thanks for reviewing. Jayne @ SCH More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

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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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