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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hostel is very nice every day i spend in these hostel as been nice the staff make the job need to do they never been leasy the manager got a good way to run the hostel i been in other hostel in edinburgh but i not had a nice stay old bed not clean staff very leasy and noise... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor accommodation in a wonderful place! The hostel is located 3 minutes from the main station (bus/train). There're 70/80 steps to reach the hostel, because you'll have to ramp till the highest floor of the building; this is not a problem, will keep you healthy! The rent everything: towels, hairdryer, keys, washing machines, breath for run 70 steps... and Internet... More 

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Rouen, France
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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Good location and relatively clean showers. Bed was really uncomfortable and toilets weren't very clean. So many stairs up to access the hostel which is not good. Would not return here. Room was noisy and cold. Only positive was the price but I would pay a bit more to stay somewhere much better.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Location couldn't have been better; so close to the city. Very easy to get to from the airport which was great considering I didn't arrive until late at night (the Airport Bus 100 stop is only a 2 min walk away from the hostel). Be aware that there is quite a few stairs to get to the hostel, but I... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I found this hostel to be exactly what it said it was: cheap, no frills, close to the city. This is my kind of hostel, but if a person is looking for a little more comfort or included amenities, it would be better to go else where. Each visitor gets only two hours of free... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Receptionist girl was really rude, rooms are very cold and dirty. We could not pay by credit card, which was absolutely absurd and caused us many problems. Shower in front of the room was broken, few toilet always dirty or closed. Positive: central location, next to bus station.

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

On several sites this hostel had listed that they had a laundry service, and since we were on a very long trip we planned to pack half as much and do our laundry here. If they had just made a mistake in listing it would have been fine, but my big issue is that they said we could use their... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Apon arrival we went out for some sightseeing not paying any attn to the room itself, we arrived back around 12pm and went to have a shower in the unisex bathrooms to find only two of the five showers in servicable condition. Going to bed we pulled back the sheets to find other people's hair throughout. Tired we pulled out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good hostel, clean rooms and toilets, great location in the city centre, friendly staff. No good if you have heavy luggage: the hostel is on the top floor of a building, you need to go 77 step to reach it! I was lucky a very kind (and strong) gentleman I met on the stairs helped me carrying my heavy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The hostel was very clean, the reception staff very kind and the room, so comfortable! I don't give them 5 points because of the stairs... When you're tired of walking you don't want to go up 5 floors stairs. But aisles are nice with all those graffiti! really good ambiance! I've loved it

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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Address: 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $28 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 54
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