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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large hostel is located fairly close to central Edinburgh with a bus stop right outside. The staff was very helpful in sorting out a booking mistake my friend made, and they switched our rooms around so we could stay in the same shared room. Food is decent for breakfast, however there are loads of restaurant options nearby. Sleeping was...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to post. We really appreciate it and we will pass your kind commenst onto our team. Lorna Padden

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my dad for lunch, attentive staff & good service, have had problems here in the past, but seems to be better now. Food was hot & pretty quickly served, Juan was the person who dealt with us, he's really friendly

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post and let us know about your experience at Haddington Place Café, will be sure to pass on your kind commnets to Juan. Lorna Padden

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here last weekend to watch the rugby with a gang from Wales. Nice , clean hostel. enough space in the bedrooms. Location a bit out of where we went out drinking as it was hard to get a taxi back there, but overall a very nice place. Staff very pleasant . our breakfast was inclued in our price -...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your kind comments that we will pass onto the team. Lorna Padden

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal location for plathouse then few bars, very basic though, bed not the most comfy, girl at reception was smiley, kinda dour male though, room ok for the price, check out 10am and the staff were quick to remind of this, never ate in hotel but yes would stay again

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your post, we will pass on your comments to the team and improve. Lorna Padden

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Can't fault this hostel. It's my second stay here and I love the location - perfect for the City Centre or for Leith. The beds are very comfortable and the hostel is spotlessly clean, with lovely, friendly staff who go out of their way to help you. Only just under 15 minutes' walk from Waverley train station and with buses...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank You very mush for such a lovely and positive comment, we really do appreciate it and we will pass your kind words onto all our team. Lorna Padden

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This place is in a good location and my room was clean enough. But I did not sleep at all because it was noisy all night and absolutely freezing. There was noise at night as teenagers hung around in the corridors, noise at 3 am as people came in, and slamming doors all throughout the night. At about 6am a...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post and let us know about your stay, we really do appreciate it. I am sorry that the groups were not considerate, please do let us know, we have a 24 hour reception who will contact the Group Leaders if the groups are being noisy to ensure that does not happen. In...

Bristol
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Stayed here in December. Short walking distance to Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Affordable venue stayed in a family suite with two boys. Room wasn't fully prepared when we were booked in, no towels, no toilet paper. Also strangely there is a soap dispensor in the communal area but not in the toilet itself. In some YHAs their are...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to post, much appreciated. I am disappoibnted to read your commnets and will speak with our housekeeping team. tahnk you Lorna Padden

Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had mixed feelings about this hostel. It was cheap and an okay experience but I have stayed in much better hostels around the UK for similar prices. Good things: the hostel was clean and warm with free wifi. There was a kitchen, a laundry, a lounge area, and a cafe. Reception was open 24 hours. Good location just 10-15...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post and let us know about your experience, it is appreciated. Please be assured we will look into everything you have mentioned with our team. Thanks Lorna Padden

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Going to sum up this review in topics: + Clean; + Good security measures in place; + Good location; + Helpful staff; - Obsolete noisy heaters; - Back-breaking beds, the worst ever (still on muscle relaxants); - Appalling wifi with code changing on an 8h basis including 4am. Bed doesn't let you sleep so you need your Internet, be ready...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post. I am disappointed to read your commnets and will discuss with our team to make improvements. Thanks Lorna Padden

Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is never going to be Alltbeithe, but it could do better than, well, dull. I mean, it's all there - it's a cheap, clean place to bunk down, and is convenient for Edinburgh. The staff are friendly and helpful, and it has all the amenities. It just has no soul. There's nothing to make it interesting. It didn't feel...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post, we really appreciate it and will pass your kind commnets onto our team. Lorna Padden

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Scotland's capital, offering 5 star budget accommodation with 271 beds. This busy youth hostel offers a range of multi-share and private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, taking hostelling to a new level with TV and coffee making facilities. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is also an ideal location for those looking for group accommodation in Edinburgh. The youth hostel has a self-catering kitchen and dining room. Our licensed cafe, Haddington Place, offers tea, coffee and cake as well as snacks and meals throughout the day. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is ideal for individuals, groups or families looking for quality, budget accommodation. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Address: 9 Haddington Place | Off Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 4AL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: RM160 - RM501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 5*
Number of rooms: 72
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“Go for a private room, so that you do not endure snoring.”
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“Kitchen Close at 1 AM so if you are late - have Plan B”
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“Central location”
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