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City Centre Hostel - Kingsview Reviews

28 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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25 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Staff was awesome and friendly, but the hostel is a bit out of the way (though in Edinburgh that just means a 15-minute walk instead of a 2-minute walk), no lockers, and it's more of a do-your-own thing kind of place than a social hostel (which was fine). Worth the price.


A good 15-20 minute walk to the centre, plenty of other hostels closer (look at them!). They presumed our 3 guests were female and changed our booking without notifying us to an all girl room. Out of our party of 3, 1 was, in fact, male. They then spent 40 minutes working out where we to sleep us, as they tried to split us into different rooms! We were then put in a room where the key only worked when it wanted to. Bathroom was dirty and not cleaned once while we stayed the 3 nights.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice building and rooms, very-very friendly staff. Just 10 minutes walk from the Castle, lot of shops (Sainsbury's Local, Co-Operative Food) and fast restaurants, bakeries in the area. And it was very inexpensive as well! I totally recommend it!

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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