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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Luton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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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Thank Gwen H
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This hostel is in convenient situation in Edinburgh. You could walk Waverley station. Or get a bus which stops just accross two streets from The Hostel. Easily seen. It was nice and clean and the hostess was very helpful in trying to do bookings for me.

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Thank Katherine M
Singapore, Singapore
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104 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Stayed here for 1 night only but, my stay here was just okay. PROS: 1. This hostel is very easy to find. When I got off the bus in Haymarket, right across, I saw it. 2. Have kitchen. Can cook and have free coffee and tea. 3. Toilets are okay. Mixed. For female and male but, each shower have enough... More 

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Naples
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I'm actually currently here. Probably checking out early because there are 7 beds crammed into a tiny room, it's hot, stuffy, smells awful and there's no way anyone other than the 2 guys snoring are getting any sleep tonight. It's cheap and right by the train station but you get what you pay for I guess. The staff has all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a great overnight at the Hostel. Very convenient, across from the train station (not the main one but a quick hop away). Everything you need, including an affordable simple breakfast. Efficient and clean, with a very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely stay again.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stayed one night in order to catch a flight early the next day. Fantastically helpful staff - highlight of the trip. Personally found the bathrooms a decent size for a hostel. Very limited internet in my room. All the other cons were due to the other residents - messy kitchen (though well equipped), and woken at 12, 2 and 4... More 

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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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Additional Information about The Hostel

Address: 3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $20 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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