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37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

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4299 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Great place. The thing I love the most: freshly washed bed sheets! A little bit hard to get to when you travel with large suitcases. Other than that: Friendly staff, clean spatious kitchen. Every bed has its own light, dorms with Windows that can be opened! Blinds to block the sun (it rises at 4 in summer). I stayed here twice and will stay here again on my next trip to Edinburgh


Nice hostel. Very spacious rooms, solid bunks. Bathrooms pretty clean, and plenty of them. The staff was good, although the guy checking us in didn't know how to get to our room. Lots of stairs, and a bit complex of a maze if you don't know where you are going. Great location to food and the royal mile, however was very very noisy outside on Saturday night.


Maybe you coul invest in some good quality windows to keep the noise out better, there was almost no difference between open and closed.


Confusion with beds and rooms with 30 man dorm but other than that good hostel!

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