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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average hostel to spend a night or two of you are travelling with friends or alone. The positive being centrally located in the town near Haymarket station. Comfortable stay. Self catering kitchen open till 2300 Common bathroom and toilet for both gender. Overall average

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a friend stayed here whilst looking for an apartment to live in. We couldn't recommend the hostel more! The staff were very welcoming to two lost souls in Edinburgh and helped us with everything we needed. Rooms were comfortable and free wifi was a great bonus! Music in the lounge was just phenomenal!! Special thanks to Helen, Adam... More 

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Thank challissey
The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your amazing review. We are so glad you had a good stay with us at The Hostel- we really enjoyed having you. Should you ever find yourselves lost in Edinburgh again, come and see us :) Helen, Adam and especially Joseph say Hi! See you next time The Hostel More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap during the fringe festival, one of the cheapest within walking distance of the centre. The communal bathrooms were very nice! Beds were fine, room was a good size but we didn't spend much time there. Only real bad part was the lack of parking but found a place very near which charge £10 every 24 hours. Overall very... More 

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Thank ArPit22
The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at The Hostel. Parking in the city center is often very difficult, especially during the Fringe, however, we are glad you found one of the cheaper car parks nearby. Please come back and see us soon. Thanks The Hostel More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hostel was the perfect place to stay for our weekend getaway! The rooms were very clean, the atmosphere was fun and welcoming, and the staff was so friendly and helpful- especially Helen and Adam! I would recommend this location to all my friends. This was very close to all the major attractions in the city and easy to travel... More 

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review of The Hostel. We are so glad you had such a great stay with us. Helen and Adam enjoyed helping you and say you are welcome back anytime :) Looking forward to seeing you next time Thanks The Hostel More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is very well situated in the vacubity of the Haymarket station. On check in we were greeted by friendly staff. The rooms were clean and the atmosphere was nice. The lounge area offered a good place to relax with a functioning pool table and tv. The toilets and shower areas could have been kept cleaner. But still... More 

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Thank Gareth R
The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks so much for your review of The Hostel. We are glad you enjoyed our location and found the staff friendly. As you mentioned, at busy times it can be difficult to make sure the communal areas are constantly kept clean, however, we will look into ways to improve on this are. Please come back and see us soon.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Its a great place to be put up at if you are traveling with a group of friends or alone. It has shower rooms outside the rooms and breakfast facility. Hostel people are cooperative. The Haymarket station is just in front of the place and has great connectivity with Tram to city centre. Has great pubs nearby and good eateries... More 

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you on your next visit! Thanks The Hostel More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was so nice to find this place. Hostel is cheap and have everything what You need when You want to stop in your travel. There is so relaxing atmosphere and the music which play in a common room is amazing! :D And the stuff take part of that (atmosphere, not music, but i know they can sing..:)), they are... More 

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you had a great time in Edinburgh and at our hostel. Our staff work hard to make sure you have a great stay. And yes, we can all sing very well :) We will hopefully see you the next time you come to Edinburgh Thanks... More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

For what you pay I have no real issues with this place at all. Came as a stag do had the 16 bed dorm booked for us all. Room was basic but was clean. Could have done with more toilet facilities on that floor but there isn't a lot of space. It's location is ideal. Would I bring the wife.... More 

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Thank Andy T
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Staff are so friendly and helpful. Rooms clean - basic but comfortable. Loads of facilities available in the hostel. Continental breakfast available. Met some lovely people too during my stay. This is a great place to stay with superb links to all the transport networks in Edinburgh - but in an area that's not too busy / noisy.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Staff was very pleasant and accommodating. They allowed us to store our suitcases at there location while we were off sightseeing for a few days which was greatly appreciated. Rooms and bedding were clean, showers and bathrooms were ok. Located directly on the public bus route which was important to us. We enjoyed our stay.

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Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Address: 3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $17 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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