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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Reviews

96 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland

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2713 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Good stay as usual,nice and quiet,friendly staff

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to have you stay with us again :) Come back soon


The hostel is next to every attraction you may wanna do. However, there is a pub just across the street and the noise at night is awful because of the lack of double-glazed windows! It's a pity that there is no proper common room area...

Owner Comment (Hide)
I am sorry to hear you experienced some noise from the pub. We are located in a vibrant area and noise can sometimes be heard. We do offer ear plugs in reception for these moments and if possible will locate you in quieter rooms, just check with reception. We do have a common area outside but due to the high winds we were not using it that week, however if you can brave the cold it is a nice area to chat to friends. Please come in the summer and you will see :) Each apartment has a kitchen area


This hostel is very close to town and everything you need to get to. The beds are hard and the bathrooms aren't really that great, but you've got plenty of room in the bedrooms and the common area is nice. The staff is really helpful also.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Beds are not to everyone's comfort and this seems to be an individual matter as some love the beds! :) I am sorry you found them hard and the bathrooms are a little cold in the winter. Thank you for a good scoring of the hostel and appreciating the staff being so helpful :)

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