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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelled here alone for a night and had a great time. Made a bunch of freinds in the hostel and all went for bunch of drinks, showed me all the haunts in Edinburgh. Would come here again definitely! In a great location within walking distance of everywhere

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was great, close to everything you'd want to see in Edinburgh. Great deals in the pub downstairs as well. The beds were extremely squeaky whenever anyone moved - had a very hard time sleeping with all the noise. The breakfast was okay - just toast and cereal. Wifi worked fine but there weren't enough outlets in the rooms....

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Padua, Italy
Reviewed December 23, 2016

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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Malone's is in a fantastic location in Edinburgh's old town. The promotions in the pub for guests are great, and can make the stay extra fun. Beds are fine, but rooms are a bit stinky if the window is left closed. Kitchen and breakfast are alright, and bathrooms are clean.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stopped at Malones Hostel for my Stag weekend in July. It was an excellent base for the weekend. We had one whole dormitory to ourselves. The beds were clean and surprisingly very comfortable. There is a communal shower area which is very clean and in good condition. Can't complain about the complimentary breakfast and the staff were all friendly....

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Malone's has a good location, 5-10 minutes' walking distance from the Royal Mile, 15 minutes to Waverley Bridge for train and airport bus connections, and 20 minutes to the bus station. It is a simple but perfectly functional accommodation, with helpful staff. Good value overall and great if you don't mind roughing it out "backpacker-style."

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 24, 2016

The pictures on the webpage don't show accurately the current condition of the facility. The mattresses are used out and smelly. If one of the people sleeping in the bunk bed slightly moves, the whole bedstead moves as well. Unfortunately, the are not enough sockets in the room either, which was very annoying when everyone had to charge their phones...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed September 16, 2016

My friend and I had the chance to get a special price offer which is why we only paid about 8p per person, I guess (cannot exactly remember). We stayed for one night and really enjoyed the place, i.e. the location of the hostel, the pub downstairs, the light dorms and bathrooms which were both very clean. And the breakfast...

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Thank filledesfleurs
The Netherlands
Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is a very nice hostel if you're on a budget trip and just need a bed. My friend and I arrived an hour early, but this wasn't a problem. Friendly staff brought us to our dorm room and informed us about the hostel rules, best part: 50% off in the pub downstairs! We slept at the world themed room...

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 31, 2016

It is the best place for staying if you need just a bed to sleep. Right in city centre perfect location, friendly staff. Rooms are clean and beds are quite comfortable. Would definitely use again. Thank you!

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Staying in Old Town

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malone's Old Town Hostel recently made it as Lonely Planet's 'top pick' as a budget hostel in Edinburgh. A clean, cosy hostel located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic and beautiful old town. As well as being close to top tourist attractions such as the National Museum and the Castle, it is also above one of the area's most popular bars, Malones Irish Bar. Choose from a large 10-12 bed or smaller 4 bed dorm and be welcomed into our cheery little place! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malone's Old Town Hostel

Address: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $12 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Get a group of around 10 you'll get a dorm to yourselves. Otherwise expect to be in with strangers. Take a padlock for the lockers.”
 of 5 bubbles The_Creg, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“Shared 12 bed room”
 of 5 bubbles Sjata, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own towel and padlock if needed”
 of 5 bubbles danic230, Jun 11, 2016 | Read review
“plug your devices in before others fall asleep. All the outlets are behind someone's bed. ”
 of 5 bubbles Heathersmilingnow, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 or Room 2 which are on the first Floor. Hostel Doesn't have”
 of 5 bubbles JaaniK, May 29, 2016 | Read review
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