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“Perfect for hen/stag groups or a night out, not for anyone else” 3 of 5 stars
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Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   4/2 Kincaids Court, corner of Cowgate and Guthrie St, Edinburgh EH1 1JT, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #102 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Highlands, Scotland
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“Perfect for hen/stag groups or a night out, not for anyone else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed with a group of girls for my hen doo last weekend 31st August. Booking was great, Carolyn so helpful. Checking in and out was great and got towels on check in. We stayed in block 4 apartment 1. 9 of us had the full 12 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms to ourselves. The place is huge and spacious and so central, perfect for a night out in the city with a group for less than 30pounds each. Downside was that the kitchen had dirty plates from last occupants and their food was still in the fridge. Bleugh. And the noise from the 3 sisters pub/club next door (which is amazing, highly recommend) will mean you will not get to sleep no matter which corridor you are on until at least 3am on a Saturday night. Who cares if you are drunk but not a place for relaxing sleep. Beds are like sleeping on a table they are so hard, but again if you are coming to the city to enjoy a big night out, need somewhere to get ready, get a shower etc this it is ideal! Oh also reception sells bacon rolls in the morning, which was heaven with a hangover!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gordon_Anthony86, General Manager at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Kar19, thanks for taking the time to review us after your recent stay. It sounds like you and your group had an excellent stay with us and we were able to provide the kind of accommodation you were looking for during your trip to Edinburgh. I am sorry to hear of the level of cleanliness you found within your kitchen however - let me assure you that this is far below our normal standards. Thank you very much for your review and we hope to welcome you again in the future!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed for three nights with my partner during the fringe festival. Good central location during the festival is definately the best thing about staying here. The staff were pretty friendly too. I'm not sure what the price is here when the festival isn't on but I would hope it's not more than 20 pounds. Wifi didn't work in the room well, was very slow, but was fine in the reception area. Biggest complaint is the cleanliness of the shared shower area, be lucky if the showers are cleaned once a day. Old soap covered in pubes and the shower was tiny and mouldy. Room was typical student accom, maybe even bigger than I would have expected, beds are not comfortable but overall the room itself was clean.

Unless its very cheap in the off festival season, I don't recommend staying here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gordon_Anthony86, General Manager at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Shockie P, thanks for taking the time to review the Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls after your recent stay with us. First of all let me apologise for the lack of cleanliness you found within your showers room. As our showers are a shared facility we do rely on our guests to clean up after themselves however this does not excuse the level you found. I am glad to hear that you found a drastic improvement in the cleanliness of your bedroom though. I thank you again for reviewing us and would hope to welcome you again in the future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Begrudgingly paid a ridiculous price for a twin room for 1 night to go to the Fringe festival. In terms of location it is brilliant for central Edinburgh and the hostel wasn't bad as such, just a ridiculous price. It is nothing more than an average, small room at 4* hotel prices due to the festival (hikes up prices big style) which is a complete rip off but if you're desperate (as we were, booked late) you'll pay.

Just so you are clear, these rooms are in student flats used as a hostel during the summer months when the students are not in occupancy so don't expect anything other than completely basic. There is no mirror in the room. There is only 1 shower for potentially 10 people (5 rooms per flat and ours was a twin) and 2 toilets. There is at least a kitchen/diner for making food if you stay longer.

The service was nice enough, but we got to the room and there were no towels. Went to reception and asked and they are supposed to give you them when you check in, so just ask for them at that point, saves you a trip.

Stay if you're desperate, it's decent but was overpriced during the festival.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gordon_Anthony86, General Manager at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Copper G, thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. First of all may I say that Edinburgh can be an expensive place to stay during what is one of the world’s largest festivals and that our rates are competitive with other comparable accommodation in the city. It does sound like in the main you had an enjoyable stay with us however. Thank you again Copper G for your review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Having never stayed at a hostel before I didnt know what to expect but the euro hostel in Edinburgh was great. We were in Edinburgh for the night for the fringe. The hostel was perfect for short stays and has amazing location! The staff were friendly too. we will be back next year!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gordon_Anthony86, General Manager at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi POPSPHILIP, thank you for taking the time out to post your review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your short stay with us in Edinburgh and that our excellent location and friendly staff were perfect for you! We hope to welcome you again next time!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is in a great location and that is the only good thing to say about it. The mattress was hard, lumpy and uncomfortable, the towels are rationed (only one), no mirror in the room which made hair styling challenging. The toilet and shower got a cursory clean but I doubt the floor has been cleaned this year. We stayed during the fringe and paid £113 each for 3 nights but even for that price, this hostel needs to get the basics sorted

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gordon_Anthony86, General Manager at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Sharon1704, thank you for taking the time to review our Hostel after your stay with us. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Let me apologise first of all if you found the standards of cleanliness to be far below our usual level – let me assure you that this is not normal practice for us. I am also sorry if you found our beds to be uncomfortable and that there was no mirror in your room. Thanks for your review and let me apologise again that you did not enjoy your stay.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Situated in University area. Close to rail station and buses to the airport. Clean accommodation with sets of four bedrooms sharing a kitchen plus two wc/shower rooms. Hot drinks and snacks available at extra cost at reception.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gordon_Anthony86, General Manager at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi jennymatthew42, thanks for reviewing our Hostel on Trip advisor after your recent stay. Thank you for noting our close links to Edinburgh’s main travel hubs and our clean, comfortable accommodation. These are two of our major plus points and to have them included in your review is wonderful to hear. We hope that we can welcome you again in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night to enjoy the festival, great location! Hostel has a nice courtyard with deck & seating area, and there's also a small shop within reception which was handy to pick up soft drinks & snacks. Staff were friendly & helpful, enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gordon_Anthony86, General Manager at Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi UKEJRH, thanks for taking the time to review the Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls after your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for noting our excellent location, facilities and friendly staff and how they contributed to your stay. Thanks again for your review and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Address: 4/2 Kincaids Court, corner of Cowgate and Guthrie St, Edinburgh EH1 1JT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls 2*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fancy having your own private room within a shared apartment, or your very own apartment, right in the city-centre of Edinburgh? Well you can at Euro Hostel’s budget accommodation in Edinburgh Halls. Perfect for everyone from singles and couples to families, backpackers and groups of all sizes, our Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls accommodation is the ideal base to explore this fabulous city. ... more   less 
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