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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible30%
  • 15 Dec 2015
    “Great location, Super Staff, Laid Back Atmosphere”
  • 14 Sep 2014
    “Great location, good rooms”
2 West Port Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JA Scotland See on map
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I arrived, was warmly welcomed, the Roch is a historic building, a old stone built, YWCA (Renovated) has a real relaxed , homey atmosphere and the staff, was great there was a BIG game between Scotland and England 60k fans the manager Smiling dude with...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Stayed here during the fringe festival. Location was great. Rooms were spacious with each bed having its own power outlet. View of Castle from dorm room was great, although meant quite loud at night due to bars below. Still appeared to be under going renovation...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Located within a stone throw distance from the Edinburgh Castle, this hostel is housed in a vintage era stone building. Go inside the alleys and its a maze till you find your rooms. Good place to stay if you're travelling in groups. Parking is on...More

1  Thank Srihari V
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The Art Roch Hostel is a nice and cheap accomodation if you're visiting Edinburgh. I've been there with my friend and we found it very easily by walking: the location is perfect, right in the centre, facing the Caste and near pubs and nice restaurants....More

1  Thank Roving811014
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Title says it all - it is REALLY dirty and really old! We stayed there because it was close to the center and it was cheaper than other places but I would not do that again or recommend this place... And it is VERY noisy!

1  Thank Maja M
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About
Number of rooms
40
Also Known As
Art Roch Hotel Edinburgh
,
Art Roch Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Number of rooms
40
Also Known As
Art Roch Hotel Edinburgh
,
Art Roch Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
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Traveller (27)
Room & Suite (11)
Family and Play Areas (2)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
Nearby
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-flavoured 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
...More
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"It was in 2010, in March (Quite time) the street view to the square or the back view looking up at the..."
Alikoka
15 Dec 2015
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"Ask if the situation is now ok ( no more bed bugs)."
LiseAmerica
24 Jun 2012
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"make sure your defo booked in before you travel"
RobbieM414
9 Apr 2012
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"Avoid room 207 like the plague!"
obnoxiousgas
3 Apr 2012
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