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Edinburgh Metro Hostel

11/2 Robertson's Close Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LY, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Old Town
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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