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65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland

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4639 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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This may not be the most exciting and 'lively' hostel I've stayed at but it's very centrally located right next to the Royal Mile, however the room I had was just down some steps in a 'close', and the building is next to a kebab takeaway, so expect noise from late night revellers etc and there is a pub further down the steps. I had a couple of problems however the staff sorted this out and even gave me some things free as compensation. Staff were friendly,helpful especially the tall Polish guy.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


It was really cold in the building and my room was windy. It would be good to have curtains in window, would have made the room warmer. Otherwise nice place, loved the colours all around the place!

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is an amazing hostel. Very friendly staff, perfect location and the room are excellent with everything you could need. I will definitely be back! Thanks.

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Shame about the issue with the front door key which was a pain.

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