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Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this hostel was by far one of the most disgusting, unsafe, filthiest places i've ever seen. Dirt everywhere, smell of urine was horrific, kitchen was dire, with a lovely pet mouse in it (nice touch), Toilets didnt flush, blood on the floors, mould on the window sills, and two sockets for a room of 6, like are you for real....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to the Main train Station - but beware - you walk uphill to the hostel. There are actually 2 hostels run under the same team. So you get to the first door, only to be redirected. Unfriendly and unhelpful staff. No Wi-Fi at all over our stay. The Kitchen was absolutely filthy. The common areas didnt have enough...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awful. A homeless shelter. Dangerous, dirty and uncomfortable. True hell hole. Worst ever. We ended up staying up all night to avoid sleeping. It's a miracle how the place is in business. Disgusting

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Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The pictures shown here are inaccurate. It is even worse in person. Firstly, the rooms are dusty, moldy and reek of vomit. Which is absurd since I've seen people clean constantly. They even woke me up 3 times with a vacuum cleaner. Furthermore there was a homeless man in our room which was, to put it mildly, unpleasant. I'm pretty...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Absolutely awful! I am from one of the world's most dangerous cities (Johannesburg) and have stayed at a lot of bad hostels all over the world and I have never felt this unsafe and revolted by a place. I arrived in the evening, walked in (door to the street was not locked) up all the stairs and I stood at...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed October 13, 2016

I stayed here with 4 mates last weekend. It was disgusting!! The stench of the place is really bad. The reception area smells and is a mess. The bedrooms are so bad we had to buy a scented candle and room spray to ease the smell but it was still overbearing. The carpet was in a state, no one would...

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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed October 11, 2016

stayed here for a weekend it was filthy . the room we were in had no locking windows it smelled damp in the room, the shower and toilet area were to be used as a last resort needs a big investment of money to get it anywhere near a pleasant experience

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 3, 2016

The location was perfect for my first time in Edinburgh and the staff was quite nice. However, the place is disgusting, very dirty and, in this way, unhealthy to stay. I can't understand how a place in this conditions can be open!

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Reviewed September 19, 2016 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...

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 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...

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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: $21 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Brodie's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Rather Pay a little more and go to another hostel”
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 of 5 bubbles ThelastGlen, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are awful from what I have seen.”
 of 5 bubbles 999stephenh, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“Terrible stay. Wouldn't recommend this hostel.”
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