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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have to be honest and say this was easily one of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in and I've stayed in my fair share at this stage. On arrival you're greeted with a questionable odour and what seems to be a never ending winding staircase up to the reception. The check in process was awkward and the rubber wristband... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, but the facilities is in very poor condition and the walls are thinner than your usual hostel. The showers are moldy, which sets the stage for the cleanliness of this hostel. Honestly, you can do better for your money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Not the best hostel, beds are uncomfortable. Very old building not great looking inside or out. Not the best atmosphere. Main thing about this hostel is its location, very central. Staff are nice and helpful. It's just generally old, run down & desperately needs new mattresses.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

When it comes to hostels my expectations are usually fairly realistic (you get what you pay for, right) but this place left me really disappointed. If you don't like to sleep at night then this place is for you. You'll be entertained through the late hours by the booming bass of the bar before, the metallic melodies of the bed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This a low-budget hostel. I enjoyed my stay here, but I was't expecting much since I knew how little I paid. When booking a room, note that the rooms go "A,B,C . . ." and the further along the alphabet, the further from the front desk you are. I was in "G," but my friends were in "T." Like other... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Fortunately we only spent one night in this hostel before flying back home. We booked a double room for quite a lot of money considering there are B&Bs which may be located further away but are cheaper and definitely cleaner. The whole place looks very run down, the room floor was completely crooked, the bed was uncomfortable and we weren't... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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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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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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 EH2 2AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $14 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 54
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