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Malone's Old Town Hostel

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

easily one of the best hostel Edinburg. The staff is nice,the rooms are very confortable (at least ''the library '') and the hostel is very well-placed, just on top of a pub...only issue : the hostel isn't big, the kitchen can easily be crowed and there is a lot pf stairs....

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The rooms are not so big and some of them are dirty (in my room there was insects who moved inside the fluorescence). Moreover, they say that the breakfast is included but it means cereal, milk and tea in a tiny and dirty kitchen. In contract, the toilets were clean and the receptionist was fliendly

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you are on the look out for somewhere in a great location and want to meet some fun people then look no further. Remember it is a hostel, not a hotel. It is on a main road, and it is above a bar, so if you need silence in order to sleep, i wouldn't stay here. I stayed for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Staff was very kind and caring. Bedrooms were clean. Bathroom was perfectly clean. Definitely felt welcomed and kind of had the feeling of coming home! Planning to go back there when visiting Edinburgh.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

That small hostel in the centre of Edinburgh is perfect for young people. We spent 2 days there, the atmosphere is great, and the fact that the linked pub downstairs offers special prices for people staying at the hostel is a large bonus!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Very accomodating, did'nt charge for the night we never showed up due to bad weather, awesome burgers in the pub below and the discount was great! Also very clean, they let an underaged kid we had with us stay if we abided by the no drinking rules of the pub which was fine.

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Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
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 )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: $23 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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