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Edinburgh Metro Hostel

11/2 Robertson's Close Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LY, Scotland (Cowgate)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Francis B Lochristi, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lochristi, Belgium
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was her for two nights during summertime, Fringe Festival was on and plenty of sold out hotels around. As it was only for 2 nights, I tried the 'hostel beds'' and guess what…I'm satisfied (in the basic needs for such basic price). Wife very speedy, bed ok (not luxurious), and shared bathroom was not always occupied…some advantage in such... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

Francis B Thanks so much for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel. We really appreciate you taking the time, and hopefully we will see you again for the Fringe. Lorna padden More

5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Due to this being located in Edinburgh University's residences, the accommodation is of a very high standard. You will have a private room for the price of shared accommodation at many other hostels, the internet is very very quick and free, and most of all, the hostel is superbly located, walking distance from pretty much everything in Edinburgh.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

Corneels d Thanks so much for your review of Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel, really appreciate it. Come back and see us this year. As you mentioned there was work going on at the property last year which did overrun, this was totally out of the control of SYHA as it was working being undertaken by the university itself, we really... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good value for money. In an excellent location as the royal mile and Edinburgh castle is at a walking distance from the hostel. Ideal for backpackers and the staff is really helpful. Would definitely recommend this hostel for anyone looking for an accommodation with a good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The staff was incredibly helpfull and caring even though they were really busy at the moment when I was there. I stayed two nights there and only payed 50 pounds. (It's a really great deal for Edinburgh where accomodation is a little bit expensive!)

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38 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

While the location is central and very convenient for the Edinbught Festival, this summer only hostel has a bit of a nerve to charge £40 a night for being surrounded by a 'work in progress' - this is a very active building site. Dust and noise abound. Kitchen was not as well equipped as one would have hoped. Check-in staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a great place to stay if you are in Edinburgh for the festivals and are on a budget. You can walk from here to most of the venues, and coffee can be had at Caffe Nero at Blackwell's Bookshop which is less than 5 minutes walk up the cobbled hill. Of course you can make your own breakfast... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed 4 nights at the Metro Hostel in July 2013. With accommodation being rather expensive in Edinburgh, this was a great deal. You get a single room to yourself for just £23 per night, this is unlike most hostels that have huge dormitories. So it's great for privacy. Kitchen use is also limited to 6 people and you only... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The location is very good, nearby to the main streets and shops, access into the hostel is secure and the room itself was to a good standard. The staff were friendly and the communal kitchen/lounge were good- but this depends on your room mates as they are the ones who mess it up. Unfortunately the shower was not working, bath... More

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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is ideally placed in terms of easy walking access into the main parts of the city, but this is probably all it has going for it. I obvioulsy don't expect a 5* experience in a hostel, but paying £65 per room was a bit much for somethign so very basic. If I'd paid £40 I'd have overlooked the light... More

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Pros. Awesome location, walk to station, shops, Royal Mile, castle and so much more. Price is great for solo travellers who dont want to share a room. Kitchen and bathroom were clean. Cons. If you value sleep and are anything but a heavy sleeper, dont stay here. My bed squeaked loudly every time I moved so I ended up putting... More

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Address: 11/2 Robertson's Close Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
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