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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The staff at this hostel really makes it what it is. Helen is an absolute angel. She seemed to have an answer for everything and was always fun and smiling. Our beds weren't ready when we checked in so she apologized, took care of it herself, and gave us complementary breakfast the next day for the trouble. Don't really have...

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves with us. Helen is certainly a gem and really enjoyed meeting you. We always try to go out of our way to make sure you have a good time :) We are only a 10...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing staff. We were three people, so we got a private room. The city centre is very near as the hay market station, and the beautiful st. Mary cathedral. Facilities weren't wery good: too small and cold. Staf gentile e simpatico. Abbiamo affittato, essendo in tre una stanza personale. L'ostello é centrale, vicino alla stazione di Hay Market e a...

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our staff and our private room. During your stay, we had just begun a refurbishment which will see many of our facilities upgraded. We have already finished a bathroom and 3 of our rooms will now have more space, lockers and sockets...

Zadar, Croatia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My friends and I have stayed in hostels before and we always had a pleasant experience (we're not too demanding: hot water, heating and cleanliness is pretty much everything we ask for). However, in The hostel we didn't get anything of the before mentioned; our room didn't have a heating system and it was very cold the entire time (so...

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Zadar, Croatia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The stuff is really nice and kind!! But that's the only positive thing about this hostel. What bothers me the most is that we have shared one bathroom with the whole hostel and not being warned about it before booking rooms. On their pager stays that it's one bathroom per floor, but when we got there the bathroom on our...

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for staying at The Hostel. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations this time. Unfortunately we were refurbishing the bathroom on your floor during your stay. However, we have now finished this and it won't happen again. We have also had the heating looked at, and it has been upgraded to work more effectively. We are...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed in the 14 bed dormitory for three nights and for the price I paid was happy with it. There are decent communal areas, probably one of the nicer bathrooms I've seen although could have done with more toilets. Helen on reception was really lovely and friendly. The hostel is across the road from Haymarket station and within walking distance...

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel. We are so glad you had a good stay and that you liked our bathrooms. We have also just finished refurbishing one more :) You are welcome to stay any time. Thanks The Hostel

Kaiserslautern, Germany
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The price was right and Helen, who works at the front desk, was the bee's knees. Friendly, helpful, and hilarious, she was the start of our stay. The hostel is busy but we lucked out and were in a room with people who were quiet/considerate. The hostel is about a 20 minute walk to downtown or is conveniently located across...

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for staying with us at The Hostel, and for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you had such a fantastic time staying with us. We are currently refurbishing some of our rooms. The rooms that get refurbished will have lockers in them which guests will be able to use. Please come...

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I spent a night at The Hostel before ging hiking. I needed to catch a train from Haymarket and because it is so close booked this hostel. I arrived late (extra fee for late arrivers) and was greeted warmly and slept very well in a comfy bed. Perfect location for my short overnight stay.

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you had a great time with us and hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in Edinburgh. Thanks again The Hostel

Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Staff are brilliant! Joseph, 5 stars mate!! Decent beds, clean rooms and cheap! Great location too. Made some friends, had some laughs, will be back again if I ever need a place to stay in the city since it's actually quiet here! Starbucks across the road by the train station too! Brilliant!

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for taking the time to leave a great review. We are so glad you had a good time. You are welcome back anytime. Thanks The Hostel

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The access to hostel is great since it is located near tram station, Haymarket station and bus stop. The dorm room where I stayed was clean. Toilets, washbasin, and bath rooms, located outside the dorm room, are clean. The staffs are helpful, they will provide you bed sheet once you check in. They also have common room with pool table,...

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The_Hostel_Ed, Manager at The Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for your feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had such a good experience :) Please come back and see us any time Thanks The Hostel

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was very good. The location, the people. They are willing to help you with tours, maps or every question you might have. The beds are comfortables and the kitchen has everything you could need. Maybe they should have more showers and toilets (just 3 and 2 respectively), but they were not busy.

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Hi Thanks for staying with us at The Hostel and for your feedback. We are so glad you had such a great time with us. Our staff work hard to make sure you enjoy your stay :) We are looking into refurbishing one of our shower rooms which would help during busy times. You are welcome to stay with us...

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Additional Information about The Hostel

Address: 3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland (Formerly Westend Hostel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: RM68 - RM1,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“take a warm pyjama”
49cl_udiap, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I slept in a dorm with most beds full. It was warm, showers and toilets clean”
50katherinem, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Luck of the draw. They may have rooms to sleep less people, which I'd advise!”
jesscb2016, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“best room for girls is room 5, quietest room is 10”
ashcatm, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“No room of this hostel it's worth it.”
715wednesdaya, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
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