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97 Ocean Drive, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Scotland

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139 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 64%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Awesome place to stay! Really unique set up. Staff were amazingly friendly and everyone there was really lovely! Would 110% go back, was sad to leave!

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Be forewarned: They bribe guests with free beer for a good review! That said, I enjoyed my stay, mostly because the staff has trivia nights and other activities. It's a 20-min. bus ride to Edinburgh and pretty rough around the edges, in that it's like a swamp when it rains; many folks party loudly all night; the bathrooms periodically run out of TP and soap; pretty much NO ONE washes their dishes; there are no instructions for the TV (and some hog it to watch cartoons)...just sayin'! ;-)


Great cheap place to lay your head after visiting the fringe festival


The staff were amazing! The only problem was that it is a bit far from town.


Very low price - performance ratio (location, staff, security) but nice to meet some really open-minded people


Very friendly and welcoming staff at the hostel, who gave us a hilarious Quiz night. Very clear, helpful and approachable staff. The hostel itself is lovely to stay in, sleeping quarters lovely and warm. Showers, toilets etc all clean and good quality. The only issue was finding the hostel - the containers were smaller than we expected and we drove past a good few times.


Good value. Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. Quite a quirky place, certainly adds to the fringe feeling. Really enjoyed my 3 night stay. Nick located something I left behind and is sending it on. Some might not like the outdoor aspects of the hostelhostel, but for me they really made it. Well done guys such a great concept.

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