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Haystack Hostels
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All reviewshaggis hosteltrain stationgreat locationbunk bedsgreat kitchenflights of stairsrooms are cleanprinces streeta nice place to staybreakfast includedroyal milecommon areasbalmoral hotelthe heart of the cityno liftsmall roomcentral location
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great location in the city centre, very clean rooms, fully equipped kitchen, helpful staffs, friendly and funny roommates. I have no more requirements to this lovely hotel. If I still have a chance go back to Edinburgh, I will definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

It's next to a major construction site and a 7 night per week night club. The free ear plugs only help so much.
The dorms and facilities are squeezed in. Very cramped.
You have to carry your bag up several flights of stairs.
Baggage storage after check out is 2 pounds.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Haggis Hostel was the first hostel I've ever stayed. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The travelers were nice and decent. The room with lockers was secure and clean. I like their kitchen a lot, well equipped and modern. I liked the location too, just off Princess st.. I flew in Edinburgh. It was easy to get to the hostel from the airport.

The only downside is rooms are quite small. However, it is very cozy which brings everyone closer.

The stairs were a bit of a work-out; however, if you travel with a backpack like what I did, you will be totally fine.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very clean place (greatest plus!) on 3rd floor (small staircase) of an old building, perfect location: very close to Waverley Station (where airport bus stops) and North Bridge, just one block off great shopping area Princes St.; Sainsbury (grocery store), McDonald's and other snack/ eating places just around the corner or within 5 minutes walking distance, area rather quiet, rooms pretty small but good bunk beds and very good bedding/ blankets, sufficient heat in the rooms, warm showers, clean toilets, very good breakfast for the price (!), kitchen for free use with good cooking utensils and 2 fridges, 2 public PCs incl. internet access available, very friendly and helpful staff, open 24/7 - fully refundable deposit for room 25 pounds, for room key 10 pounds.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Excellent location close to bus station, train station and connection to the airport! Amazing staff always willing to help! Overall a great place to stay in Edinburgh! I will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank gaspar11
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christopher d, Owner at Haystack Hostels, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Thank you Gaspar for your positive feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope you are able to stay at Haggis Hostels again in the future.
Many Thanks from all the staff at Haggis Hostels.

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