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Belford Hostel Reviews

6/8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

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81%

Rating
2917 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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83%

The staff were nice and helpful,very welcoming and chill. The hostel definitely has a strong smell but you get used to it... it's a weird pungent synthetic sweet smell if I had to describe it. The showers are great. Don't be deterred by distance to the royal mile, it is not far at all, 10-15 minutes walking. I ended up extending my stay over a week. it is a comfortable place. I felt secure.


63%

Most of the staff were trying hard but there was not a friendly atmosphere.,

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

The room was nice with a good amount of space and a convenient locker. The location was cool near Dean's Village but far from everything else. The common areas were nice and welcoming but people were not very social unfortunately as I was traveling alone. All in all, a decent place to stay if you're okay walking.


77%

the water in the toilet and basin flowed away very slowly


86%

The free wifi is only available downstairs which was inconvenient. The shower stalls had you hang your dry clothing in the shower with you. My clean clothes were damp when I got out of the shower. The lockers were VERY difficult to open and close. I left my stuff unlocked most of the time because it was easier.


94%

A very nice wee place, it's a bit out of the way but luckily I know Edinburgh well - for those who don't it's only a 5 minute walk from Haymarket Station. Staff were very nice, room was clean and bed was super comfy! Breakfast choice very limited, but that'd be the only real downside - I would stay here again.


91%

Really the only downside is the location. The hostel itself is super cool, inside an old church and filled with murals. Staff are nice, kitchen is very large, lockers are free and big, beds are comfortable enough and the cheap breakfast is a nice plus. I would probably stay here again, I just wish it was closer to the center of the city.


83%

safe and sound!

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

atmosphere, location in a quiet part of town, but close to downtown, original decoration and building


94%

beautiful hostel, abit far from the citycenter, but not to far. great staff and all of the above. a nice memory


100%

After travelling Europe for weeks, this was by far the best hostel we stayed in. Very quirky and different that it is in a church. Much bigger than we expected.. 24 hour bar available as well as a kitchen to use. Breakfast (toast and jam or cereal) only £1 at the bar. Private room was lovely, very clean and very spacious. Shared bathrooms were immaculate and looked like they had just been refitted. Never saw anybody else using the bathroom facilities, always had them to ourselves.

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice staff and fantastic atmosphere.


83%

I really enjoy my stay at Belfort. Location is not perfect but you can go walking to everywhere in Edinbrugh. Bathroom was clean enough every time I needed. Corridors and rooms had particular smell (not very good) what is acceptable due to number of people, different cultures and closed place. Very good for the price paid and excellent staff and security. Free and good locker. I recommend.


100%

Definitely I'll come again

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

The hostel is in a good position and it is always clean. The kitchen is very useful and there's everything you need. The rooms are very clean and there are lockers. The staff is lovely and very helpful.

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

All staff were friendly and helpful. Stayed in a private room which was clean and had comfy beds. All bathrooms were nice and clean too.

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Wifi a bit slow. Rest are all good.


94%

Stayed 4 nights at the hostel. Location is excellent and the city centre is only a 10 minute walk away. The facilities impressed, mainly the common room/kitchen and the men's shower room. The staff were particularly friendly and I would like to mention the three Australian guys Kerry, Henry and Trent who saw to all our needs and provided welcome company above all. I would recommend the hostel to anyone seeking stay in Edinburgh and I would definitely stay again.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

I liked waking up with the sun shining through the stained glass. The male and female shower rooms are seperate, but you have to change in front of other people (during rush hours) cause the showers are too small. I showered around 7/8am and I had the bathroom all for myself.


89%

Super nice staff. Great vibes. Bar is a little lame (they only have cheap alcohol like Smirnoff and captain Morgan) but the bartender is very nice. Funky building that is very cool. You can only get wifi in the lobby unfortunately. Overall a good hostel.


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