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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good23%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible31%
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“fringe festival”(7 reviews)
“shower room”(5 reviews)
“light sleeper”(4 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very basic accommodation but clean, comfortable and secure. Kinda noisy environment with several bars nearby but was conveniently close to wherever we wanted to go. Not too far from places to get meals from as well. Plus each flat has a shared kitchen.

Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is cheap, dirt cheap actually, and it's reasonably clean. There's always some scruffy urchin around who leaves dirty pots ect, but on the whole it's okay. It's right in the old town, 400 yards from the castle, but it is noisy. There's a bar...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed only one night. Check in was easy and everything explained well. Apartment was clean. 1 toilet and 2 showers were very clean and have decent soap and toilet paper.kitchen was adequate but wish table was smaller or not need one at all and instead...More

Thank Işıl U
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Was on a stag do in edinburgh, this is ideal wee digs for stag partys. Its nothing fancy but very comfortable. Can be rather noisy with the busy bar across the street but if comatosed with the bevvy this wont be a problem. 3 bunk...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Good price. Two toilets and two showers shared with the whole floor (~20 people) but didn’t have any issues. Kitchens on each floor that have fridges, ovens, microwaves, and dishes so you can cook if you need to. Beds were comfortable and clean. Pretty noisy...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Price range
US$13 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$13 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (46)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (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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Response from Darkdistro | Reviewed this property |
Haven't used, not sure. Sorry... :(
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John F
21 October 2017|
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Response from suranthaka | Reviewed this property |
Bedding is provided, but if you get the private rooms you also get towels.
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"building 2 and building 3 floor 2 are perfectly good"
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"Basic - but clean and tidy"
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"We only stayed in Room 94"
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"Without any payment issue, this is a good hostel to stay a night."
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