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The Willy Wallace
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed 4th/5th October. Were not told about the vast number of stairs. Staff knew less about Stirling than we did. Most of the staff had minimal ability to communicate in English. Double room VERY NOISY but bed was comfy. Toilets and showers were totally insufficient for number of rooms. Our advice is simply do not go there. Discuss problems with staff - good laugh that but only too glad to talk to trip advisor.

Room Tip: Go anywhere else but here.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Spent 2 nights here. Everyone was really friendly. Place nice & clean, beds comfy & the shower was brilliant.
This hostel is right in the town centre.
I would recommend this hostel to anyone wanting a cheap stay in Stirling. Willy's is great value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Alison M
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

I loved it, it's the best way to stay in this lovely town, it's cozy, it's social and it's really cheap. The staff are really friendly and are actually long term travellers, the rooms are nice and quiet (not too much noise from outside). all in all this hostel is really worth every single penny, and more since it's not expensive.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I would recommend willys to everyone who is looking for a cheap and cosy place to stay in the beautiful town of Stirling. People in Scotland are friendly, but the staff in willys beats it by far! Great, great hostel!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank fabeve
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Good hotel in excellent location. nicely decorated. good wifi and computer is free to use as well.
one problem - too many woofers. there are about ten employees that are working in exchange for accommodation. that creates an uninviting atmosphere where everyone already knows each other, yet you know no one as there are more employees than guests in the common areas.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank eilonmorav
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Georgbest, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Hi Eilon,

Thank you so much for your helpful review. We currently have six staff who work for their accommodation and we encourage them to be as welcoming as possible to all guests. I can only apologise if you felt uneasy in any way during your stay. We find having live in staff very beneficial as there is always someone on hand to give the guests some local advice plus they generally create a very warm atmosphere in the hostel. We have French, Spanish, Italian and Danish on our roster at the moment and we always encourage them to speak in English as this is mostly the common tongue of all guests.

I wish you the best of luck in all your travels,

Hewie

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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Easy to find from the train station, and very helpful staff. We were in a large room with big, bright windows. The bunk beds were terrifyingly rickety, but the mattresses, duvets and pillows were very comfortable! Clean bathrooms with hot water, soap, toilet paper and paper towel at the ready - a rarity for a hostel, and hugely appreciated.

Only wish the bunk beds were a little more steady, and that there were lockers in the room.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Great location, nice staff and good price!
I stayed in 12 bed dorm on 29/7 for 3 nights, the room is great(Someone said it is still noisy at night but I usually sleep very deep after visiting places so it's not a problem for me)
The DVD player in the common room is the best. They even got a Wii!
The kitchen is decent and tidy, nothing to complain.

Just one thing I need to say, I met a weird guy in the first day I stayed. He was mumbling and trying to take me somewhere. I thought he was drunk or drugged.
Luckily, a staff noticed it and kick the guy out.

After that I got a refund for it.(Lucky meeeeeeeeeeeee:D) Damn nice service and staff that I have never heard in my hometown.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank ycmak
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Address: 77 Murray Place, Stirling FK8 1AU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Stirling
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Ranked #5 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Stirling
Price Range: $21 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Willy Wallace 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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