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    A1 Playfair House Hostel

    8 Blenheim Place | Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5JH, Scotland
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          Reviewed 29 August 2007

          The Hostel doesn't exist anymore. The building has collapsed. Anyway, itsowner and the manager continue renting rooms. I went there the 16st of August because I made an arrengement for 4 nights by web. The building was absolutely down (no walls, no nothing) and they...More

          1  Thank AtlantisSpain
          Reviewed 16 October 2006

          Beyond a doubt the worst accomodation I have ever had the misfortune to stay in! The whole place was filthy and smelly, there were exposed wires in the shower, there was nowhere secure to store anything, the kitchen was a mess, the staff and other...More

          1  Thank LW1
          Reviewed 26 June 2006

          Yuuk....Smelly, foul, dingy basement 'hostel' with grease running down the kitchen walls and dodgy stains on blankets, run by a greedy chain-smoking manager (Robert), who has obviously never heard of the word 'hygiene' and who takes random bookings before turning down people at the door!!!...More

          2  Thank nathalie a
          Reviewed 27 May 2005

          Don't expect what you see on the website to be what you get. First of all, they are virtually impossible to get ahold of. Secondly when I arrived there was an awful smell about the place. The door to my room was cracked and they...More

          10  Thank LindseyH
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          • Price range
          • US$14 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Number of rooms
          • 10
          • Location
          • United Kingdom >
          • Scotland >
          • Edinburgh >
          • Broughton & Calton
          • Also Known As
          • A1 Playfair House Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
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          but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
          even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
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