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65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland

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4402 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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It was a lovely experience, however the noise from fellow guests was awful! At approximately 2am in morning my 11 year old daughter and myself were woken by exceptionally loud stomping and chanting/singing (?) coming from upstairs and throughout the night fellow guests shouting and banging unnecessarily when returning/leaving their rooms! This was not necessary in shared accommodation!

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Located right next to The Royal Mile, walking distance to most places of interest. Clean rooms and clean bathrooms. Lockers in the rooms with a key deposit. Lovely staff. Kitchen with everything you need.


An all round decent hostel and friendly staff, but a complete rip-off for what was provided

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


There were bedbugs in our room and have had an infection after staying only one night there! Everything was so unclean and therefore there are bugs in the beds.

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I've stayed in this hostel a few times now and I've never been disappointed with it. It's clean, spacious and in an ideal location for sightseeing. Would happily continue to stay here when I'm visiting Edinburgh


We were not staying in the main building of the hostel where there was wifi so we had none in our room when it was advertised with the hostel. Also staff member was very ignorant and told us our room number but not our flat number and left so we had to try our key in every front door until we found ours.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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