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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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Minnetonka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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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 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

2 mins walk to Royal Mile 7 mins walk to rly Station 7 mins walk to National Museum 10 mins walk to Edinburgh Castle 10 mins walk to NationalGeo center 10 mins walk to New Parliament 10 mins walk to Calton Hill Clean room, spotless linen n towels. Well equipped guest kitchen, reasonably priced beautiful kids friendly lounge bar, luggage... More

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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 remember you! Your children were lovely. We posted the note of 100 stars on our social media sites. It was very popular! We are glad you had a lovely time with us and do hope you return soon. Thanks Jayne @ SCH More

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic location, right in between the royal mile and grassmarket street where some great pubs are located. Easy ten min walk to Waverley Station for airlink buses. The hostel itself was really big, bit confusing to get to the room at first! Big bar underneath which was packed and had a good atmosphere. I stayed in a 8 bed mixed... More

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

Thanks for your review. We are glad you had a good time with us. We are stunned to hear you had to change the linen on your bed. It's possible there was confusion at reception and the bed was in fact already made up for arrival ie you didn't actually need the linen pack. Either way, we are very sorry... More

Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This hostel is ideally located: small street linked to the Royal Mile. The price are interesting. However, if you want a quiet place, avoid to come here! The hostel has more than 600 beds, and a bar/restaurant on the ground floor. My room was on the 1st floor with windows on the terrace... So noisy. I am divided about the... More

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

Thanks for your review. You stayed with us at our busiest time of year, therefore prices to reflect other hostels in Edinburgh and the industry norm, are higher than low season. Unfortunately, when you stay in a shared dorm, we can;t control the hygiene and cleanliness of others in the room. Most of our guests eat from our bar, and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

13 of us stayed for a hen party. Ideal location. Rooms are small but are ideal for one night stay and clean. Staff are very helpful. Only downside is the luggage room. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Anyone can access your bag and can get into it or remove it. It is full and luggage is dumped anywhere... More

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to review us. We are really glad you had a good time with us. You can keep your luggage in our fully secure locker facility, but I think you guys opted for the free facility where luggage keys are cut at reception and handed back to reception. You stayed peak season too when... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed in a twin room for 3 nights over the first weekend of the fringe. The hostel has an excellent location right in the centre of the old town - excellent for the various Fringe venues and the Royal Mile. Our room was located near to the bar/ restaurant and so could be a little noisy at times but... More

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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 really glad you had a good time with us. The free wifi has now been fixed by an engineer so the connection is much faster - we are sorry this wasn't the case when you stayed. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks 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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