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Edinburgh Metro Hostel

11/2 Robertson's Close, Edinburgh EH1 1LY, Scotland
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for two nights during the Fringe festival and it did not disappoint. The hostel has been converted from old students halls of residence, so it has a similar appearance and feel to such an establishment. I requested a private single room, which has a private room with a bed, desk and wardrobe, along with shared... More 

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Thank TheLuke88
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for letting us know about your experience and for taking the time to post, we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Lorna Padden More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It's basic university digs with a single bedroom, shared bathroom and kitchen. All spotlessly clean and comfortable. The location is great to get into the city centre and see all the tourist spots. The guys on reception were very friendly. All in all, a nice cheap way to stay in Edinburgh!

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

Hi, Thanks so much for your kind and honest review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you next year. Lorna Padden More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Metro Hostel is University Halls during term time, and it shows when you visit. The accommodation is very basic, but it's cheap and cheerful. You can rent a single room within an apartment - shared kitchen and bathroom, or for larger groups you can rent an apartment. I was a little apprehensive, travelling as a single woman, but it... More 

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

Hello, Thanks so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it and we hope too see you again next year. Lorna Padden More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I decided to extend my stay in Edinbugh during Fringe, and this was basically the only place I could find to stay that wasn't hideously overpriced or far from the center, so I took a chance on a youth hostel (let's just say I am not a youth!) The location is great, although it is loud at night during the... More 

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

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay, we really appreciate you doing so and we are happy to read that you enjoyed it. Lorna Padden More 

Wurzburg, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Metro Hostel is located in the inner city of Edinburgh. Rooms are clean and you can use several common kitchens. The hostel has a good value for the central site. Its maybe not a hostel for partying, but the price is unbeatable (34 €/ night for a single room). The service could be better.

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

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to review and let us know about your stay with us. We are on the Cow gate which is where the best action for the Fringe is but it can get a little noisy during the fringe festival, we do try to warn guests about this on our info page but most guests who... More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

I was very pleased: a simple but clean and cheap place to stay right in the city center. Very helpful and friendly staff, felt welcome and safe. I'll definitely come back when I'll be in Edinburgh again!

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

Hello, Thanks very much for taking the time to post about your recent stay, its very much appreciated. Lorna Padden More 

Offenbach, Germany
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245 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This hostel is actually part of Edinburgh University and a student hall - which means it's accessible for outside visitors only during the summer holidays, July and August (dates vary slightly each year). For European visitors it may come as a surprise, but students at British colleges often have to remove all their stuff from their small flats during the... More 

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

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay at Edinburgh Metro and good to read you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us. There are a few housekeeping issues you have raised her, particularly in relation to the sheets, these should have been changed during your stay, and we will ensure that we... More 

Santiago, Chile
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is well located and provides private rooms that are very good. It is as if you were a student in a univeristy buildig. The only bad thing is the kitchen: not enough dishes, pans or forks AT ALL. The rest isfine. The staff was very helpful with my luggage and helped me get free storage in the next... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our summer Youth Hostel, we will review the kitchen equipment we provide in time for next summer. Thanks once again for your review. Lorna Padden More 

York, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As the Hostel is used as Student accommodation, I was slightly apprehensive. Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised. If these were my 'halls' at University, I would have been really happy. The room is basic but has everything required, desk & wardrobe etc. The bathroom was a generic shared bathroom, the kitchen & 'living room' area were pretty handy after... More 

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

What a great review, thanks so much, we were smiling when we read it, please be sure to pass on the good word so we can be back again next year. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Lochristi, Belgium
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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Thank Francis B
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 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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