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City Centre Hostel - Kingsview Reviews

28 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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15 Total Reviews
  • 59%Value For Money
  • 59%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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The hostel was good and clean. Coffee and tea was peovided, that was perfect as the boiler was broken and we were freezing inn our room. Sadly there was no one to check us out, so i left the key on the reception desk in good hope that they wont lose it. Average hostel, good if you dont want to pay much.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I slept in the common room at Lighthouse. Thanks a lot


The room was basic but had everything we needed. The hostel had a good kitchen we could use, and the lack of curfew was definitely a bonus during festival time! The staff were friendly and welcoming, and overall our stay was great. The only downside - if you're a light sleeper, try to avoid room 8 (right by the stairs on the ground floor)! Great value for money, though, and an excellent location in Tollcross/Bruntsfield.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel is far more expensive than it offers (50,00 EUR per night in a dorm). First of all, we booked 4 beds in a female 4 beds dorm, but we got 4 beds in a female 6 beds dorm. It wasn't what we payed for. Kitchen was horribly dirty and we even saw a cat sniffing around the counters. They don't except credit cards. I must say that staff was very nice and helpful. This hostel is overall ok but not for this price (100 GBP per person for 3 nights in a dorm).

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Such great, warm staff. It's like coming home. Not only do they give you a warm welcome, but are very inviting to join them for a drink or a game of pool in the pubs.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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