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65 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU, Edinburgh, Scotland

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4718 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Absolutely amazing hostel, have stayed frequently over the past few months and loved it. Location is utterly fantastic and the staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Would not hesitate to stay again or recommend to friends.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's cheap and the location is excellent, you can walk to the main attractions in minutes.


The staff was incredibly helpful and made sure that we knew all of the important sights to see (and places to eat...). They knew the area very well, and had all of the best insider tips. The room was small but very clean, and we didn't have any noise problems at all. The location was perfect for hitting up all of the main sites in old town, and was not too far from any place we walked. Definitely got our money's worth!

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Penthouse was great but at the top of building. Lots of stairs and no lift. Quite a hike with baggage


I cant recommend this hostel enough, absolutely amazing, extremely lovely staff and very clean rooms. Location was the most central you could possibly get and the key cards and 24 hour reception meant it felt safe coming in late at night. Common room was big and friendly with a tv :D

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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