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    Safestay Edinburgh

    50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
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    • Excellent36%
    • Very good41%
    • Average15%
    • Poor4%
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    “royal mile” (229 reviews)
    “great location” (216 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 1,413 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    great hostel with good facilities including guest kitchen, laundry & free wifi. Staff were really helpful & location was perfect. there is also a free walking tour in the morning which is great, would highly recommend.

    Thank Indy R
    Reviewed yesterday

    Friendly and very helpful staff! Clean and tidy, quiet. Close to royal mile and princes street! Kitchen facilities, luggage storage, bathrooms and showers in each rooms! And showers have hot water and high pressure!

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    Thank Grace B
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The location was great and the staff were very friendly. Also the student discount at the bar was so nice, the food was really good too. The day we went they had a 50% off discount for food, although the food's already pretty cheap. Overall...More

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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I would say this is a fair price for this experience. The price is cheap and it is close. Staff is friendly but there are no kitchen for me to cook and there are bed bugs causing me slight allergy of skin.More

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    Thank Chi Kit L
    Response from SafestayEdinburgh, Front Office Manager at Safestay EdinburghResponded 4 days ago

    Hello! Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us & our central location. When housekeeping cleaned your room there were no bed bugs found, and no other guests have mentioned this so we are unsure as to what could...More

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    the hostel has all the facilities possible, the best staff and very good prices, we have been great, and the only thing I can say is that the room was quite cold, but the rest was absolutely perfect, especially the bar. We will return without...More

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    Thank 939estefaniam
    Response from SafestayEdinburgh, Front Office Manager at Safestay EdinburghResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for your review! We are extremely glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had a good time exploring Edinburgh and a safe journey onwards! Kindest Regards.

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    Rachel S
    January 26, 2017|
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    Response from SOphia95xx | Reviewed this property |
    I seen a few children staying here when I was here but it was mostly solo travellers or small groups of friends.
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    Julia B
    July 1, 2016|
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    Response from RRay84 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Julia, I have been travelling to Edinburgh from Belgium, every year during the EDB festivals. I have always taken the airport express bus/ airlink 100 from the train station/ Waverley bridge (about 10-12 minutes' walk... More
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    "Avoid rooms with windows above the bar as it gets noisy"
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    "Who comes overseas please, Bring your adapters!!!!!"
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    "accessibility to the royal mile and waverly station were good."
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    "Don't book a room here if you don't want to hear thumpy bar music all night."
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