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Brodie's Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB , Scotland (Cowgate)   |  
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Ranked #154 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“filthy filthy filthy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Do not recommend! Corridor smelled like urine, toilets were disgusting with no FLUSH. WiFi costs 3 pounds per device! Couldn't believe it as the cheapest hostels in China have free WiFi. The staff at the reception not friendly at all, didn't offer any help with exploring the city. The worst hostel I have ever been to! They should start with cleaning the place. Absolutely filthy place. Will be reporting this place to the health and safety authorities!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have mixed feelings on this place. On one hand it was cheap. On the other hand it could've been kept up a lot better. For example the light in my room didn't work as well as some of the showers. But again when you stay in a hostel, looking for cheap cost and a place to stay in, this delivers on both. You will just have to put up with some other things that usually do not outweigh the cost and inconvenience.

But with a great location, they just have to put a little more effort into it and it can be a great place!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Edinburgh in a wonderful city but I will not recommend this place. We espended some very good time in the Whiski bar right beside de hostel.
- They need to put more power sockets on the room;
- The toilets were really dirty when we arrived late night;
- To much noise from the street if front of it;
- Service was ok but they could be nicer;
- It is really cheap, but anyway we are paying;
- Location is perfect.
Do not recommend the place.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This hostel has a good location and all amenities which should come with a hostel. The downfall is that nothing is free. Prices are set by date, not availability (Fridays and Saturdays cost more). The wifi costs 3£ per day, lockers cost more, and towels must be bought (not rented for a deposit). The kitchen and common area is nice, but in the end the lack of free WIFI is what kills this place in my opinion.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I loved this hostel, it has everything a hostel is supposed to have and the location is amazing. The staff is super friendly! Big kitchen, nice common room, nice facilities. Made some really good friends there and I'm definitely going to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The hostel smells like feet and other smelly parts, a room that should accomodate 4, accomodates 8, there is barely any room to walk in the room let alone store your luggage, the staff barely speaks english. They should pay peaple to stay in that dump.
Sleep in your car but not there.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Pijnacker, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We searched for quite a while for something affordable near the centre of Edinburgh. Brodie's is very affordable, especially for being on the Royal Mile.
We stayed in the private double room with en-suite. The room was quite spacious and clean. The bed was fine and the bathroom was also clean and roomy enough. The shower was a bit on the small side, but manageable nonetheless. There was even adequate water pressure, it would have been quite perfect had the water temperature been more stable.
The doors slamming in the hallway were a bit loud, but not very bothersome. Since the room was at the back of the hostel the noise from outside was not bad at all.
We did not have much to do with the staff, but they were friendly enough and had us checked in quickly.
Location- and price-wise we had no complaints. Nothing too fancy, but quite adequate.

Room Tip: Back of the hostel did not have much noise from outside. Double en-suite spacious enough for 2 pers...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #154 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Brodie's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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