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Stirling Youth Hostel

Erskine Marykirk | St. John's St., Stirling FK8 1DU, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is located right in the town of Stirling, a stone's throw away from the famous castle and next door to the Holy Rood church. The Smith museum is no more than a 10 minute walk away and you'll be in town in the same amount of time. The hostel was clean, quite and well-run when I stayed there.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is a bit of a mix up as the common areas (self-catering kitchen, dining room) are excellent whereas the dormitory I stayed in seemed deliberately designed for maximum overcrowding -although it was only a small room, they have managed to pack 4 beds AND a shower AND a toilet AND a basin in it. Personally I think en-suite... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, You are getting round our Youth Hostels, thanks again for taking the time to review. Lorna Padden More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

On on slow ride south from my job managing a hostel further north i managed to drop my motorbike virtually outside this hostel and pull a muscle in my back. I was going to stay at Willy Wallace backpackers because i know the manager. I limped in here no booking and very sore, the staff ( Andrew i think )... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at Stirling Youth Hostel, we will pass on your kind comments to Andrew and the rest of the team at Stirling. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Bed unmade, terrible lighting, staff not very welcoming, extremely noisy vent just outside, heating didn't work, no luggage storage facilities and had to bring dirty linen downstairs in the morning. Overall, even though the hostel has great potential and a good location, a very disappointing stay.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Freda, Thank You very much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. This really doesn't sound like our Youth Hostel, we consistently score highly and therefore I would really appreciate it if you could email us with more information to allow us to investigate. please email us on: stirlingmanager@syha.org.uk Thank You Lorna Padden More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great location!! By far the best location of any of the SYHA Hostels I've stayed at. Near everything! Staff is super nice! Rooms are very basic and not quite as nice as some of the other SYHA. But the place is spooky for someone traveling alone. I had a room to myself one night and barely slept a wink because... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comments on your recent stay in Stirling Youth Hostel, we really appreciate you taking the time. Thanks again Lorna Padden More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fabulous location, impressive building. Double room was huge with a shower room as well as a toilet. Plenty of storage space Comfy beds Heating is very efficient floors are a bit squeaky Kitchen, common room areas are well equipped and comfortable Friendly staff

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for a great review, we really appreciate it, makes all the hard work worthwhile. we will be sure to pass your kind comments onto James our Manager and his Team. Thank You Lorna Padden More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a good quality hostel, they serve great meals,it's located a walk down the street to the town centre,a few minutes to Stirling Castle and most importantly, very very helpful, kind and welcoming staff.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for your very kind and lovely review, James and his team will be delighted to read your very kind comments about the Youth Hostel and the team there. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Thank You Lorna Padden More 

Perranporth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The location of the hostel is practical and good and the rooms are fine to stay in. The food however, is appalling. It was in no way edible particularly the meat. Both breakfasts and dinners had people throwing up which is a clear sign of worry. I would not recommend staying here at all.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

StormLR I am very sorry to read about your recent experience at Stirling Youth Hostel, this is taken very seriously by us and partuicualrly your comnets in respect of the food. We constantly get great reviews about our food and chef so this is serious to us. We have a fully trained kitchen team who adhere and follow all legislation.... More 

tervuren
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197 reviews 197 reviews
91 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were welcomed by Simon, who travels from one hostel to another Simon is by far the best hotel receptionist/manager I have met and I have spent several thousands of nights in hotels, including Ritz, so I am not saying this lightly! Hotel is very nicely located and has all facilities you want. Beds were not really great but hey,... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience at Stirling Youth Hostel. Beds is a little disappointing, as they and the mattress are all new this April, but yes they are bunk beds. As for your review on Simon, yes he is our Relief Duty manager and was covering the Managers annual leave... More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here as a travelling youth football team from north wales (21 in party) and the staff were fantastic and went out of their way to help us with anything. I thought the beds were really comfy. Great experience for our young lads who enjoyed their time in a well run hostel in the historic heart of stirling!

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Mark C Thanks so much, another 5 star rating, we remember you well and we loved having you all with us, make sure you book again for next year. Lorna Padden More 

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Address: Erskine Marykirk | St. John's St., Stirling FK8 1DU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 128
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