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Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a first time solo traveller, I really didn't know what to expect from a hostel. I stayed in a 10 bed dorm. From the moment I walked in, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and suggested places for me to go and things to do. The food is decent at Bar 50, the hostel bar, I had breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room very noisy. very close to a pub with live music every night. Also with many cars traffic afterwards seven oclock in the morning. Many noisy teen having fun in the rooms.The best, the location. Don't recommend It.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is well located, very near to royal mile. You can also store your luggage for free. Good wifi but unaccessiable at night. Our room is near the bar, so we can hear the noisy at night. Room is clean but the upper beds are dirty and we saw two small insects on the bed. The best thing is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicely located and very nice staff. Overall clean, free wifi (sometimes excellent, sometimes not so), amazing guest kitchen (pity it was not open for early check out breakfast), amazing provided breakfast, lovely terrace for smokers like me. During Friday and Saturday it was quite loud in the courtyard during night but you kind of count with this in hostels. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here last spring and we had a lovely time. She wanted to stay in the cheapest hostel available but I expressed concern about some of the reviews and we opted for a little more expensive and stayed here. The price was really reasonable actually and the rooms were clean and comfortable. There is a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

-free linen, towels, body gel, huge lockers in room provided. -luggage available (paid lockers and free storage) -free atm at lobby -breakfast buffet and bar at lobby (5£) -Kitchen and washing machines -great location and staff Paid $20AUD/night. I Was in a 12 person dorm but the room was sectioned in quarters (pretty much a 4 dorm with 8 people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Smart City in Edinburgh was centrally located, a very good location for walking in the city to almost all of the tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants, etc. The room was clean and the WiFi worked fine. The bar restaurant was unexpectedly amazing for a hostel offering. The bar served very good food. Only complaint was that our room was across a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel ist really good located for sightseeing and partying ;-) The rooms are big, the beds comfortable and there are boxes to put your stuff in. We had 2 toilets and showers in our room (one was handicapped accessible). It's quite expensive, but it really worth it to pay more. The staff was nice and gave us all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was exactly what we wanted, in a great location and affordable. Lady with glasses at the desk was so helpful and cheery and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely return in the future. We loved the stylish interior and the bar had a great atmosphere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had a one night sleep, didnt get any breakfast, but our short stay was a total success. Decent and clean room, very friendly staff, very nice lounge. The 24 hour open reception is very convenient. Absolutely recomendable for young people.

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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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Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Smart City Hostels, Edinburgh, redefines the hostel experience. Smart City Hostels is an award winning stylish five-star hostel with great facilities that make it the ideal choice for value accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. Smart City Hostel's rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all have en-suite facilities. The hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living so there really is something for everyone. Smart City hostels really is the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, with free Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. There is also a 24 hour reception, no curfew, and all of Edinburgh's lively night scene and famed attractions on your doorstep. Smart City also offers fantastic City break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why Smart City Hostels is the smart choice for your journey to Scotland's vibrant and historic Capital city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

Address: 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $33 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Smart City Hostels Edinburgh 5*
Number of rooms: 132
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