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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff unfriendly and very weird. Toilets smell like piss and without light. Bathroom has an awful unexplainable smell, is disgusting and dirty. No boxes in the rooms to lock your stuff. Beds are broken so I felt like my girlfriend sleeping above me would fall onto me during the night. Very very noisy. The walls a thin like a sheet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've already stayed in several backpacker in different countries and this one is definitively the worst one Where I have stayed the room are not well cleaned and the kitchen is very dirty We don't even use it for breakfast for the toilet same story dirty when we had choice we went to a pub only good point is the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

When I arrived, I saw something like the smallest entrance of all time, it leads up to a bunch of stairs from the middle ages. Sadly enough, that`s also the time this place lives in ... Beds? They are so hard, you rather sleep on the floor (if you were willing to do that). The lights in the toilets didn`t... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I stayed here last night. I've stayed in over 200 or so hostels around the world. I only write a review if something is particularly great or particularly bad. This wins top prize as being the worst. I was in a room with ten beds and the smell of body odor was so strong, I couldn't fall asleep for quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Let me preface this by saying I HATE giving out bad reviews (this is my first bad review ever), especially for small businesses. It is extremely hard to run a business and people pour their lives into it, and people can be extremely negative on reviews. I usually will try somewhere if there is some bad reviews, and make my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I don't normally bother writing reviews unless a place is particularly good or bad. Brodie's is without question the latter. It's cheap and the location is fine. That's about all you can say while being positive. The place is utterly revolting. A toilet that doesn't flush but which is still apparently in full use, a sink and a faulty door... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There was a note on the bedroom door that said something along the lines of 'We like to think that Brodies offers one of the best examples of a city hostel in Edinburgh', to which I could only think 'are they kidding?' There are some perfectly lovely hostels in Edinburgh - the High Street Hostel just over the road being... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We booked this hostel because it has an absolutely central location in High Street, therefore you can not stay more central in the old town part of Edinburgh. Additionally, the price per bed / night is relatively low so we booked a whole room for our selves. The check in and out was quick. With this said, with location, price... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Double room (not a en-suite) for 2 nights. 1. The SAGGING MATTRESS. So uncomfortanle, you can feel the back pain. We arrived really late on the first night, and we were too tired to ask for the change. Next day, we left 5am and came back 7pm, asked if they could change our mattress, the guy said... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Both the facilities and the service were shocking. Facilities - As soon as you step inside the door, the foul smell hits you and permates the whole building. The buidling is dark and dingy. The walls and floors are stained. The bathroom and shower areas are not secure. There is no secure storage for bags, they are left in the... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Brodie's Hostel

Address: 93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: $13 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Brodie's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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