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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Reviews

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

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296 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Not too centrally located with respect to the Old Town but, still, within a walking distance from the Royal Mile. The facilities are modern and spacious. The staff is helpful and competent. This hostel is certainly a very good choice for those who want to get to know historical Edinburgh.


The hostel was great - really clean and friendly staff. Also good to have a lift to get to the room. The food and drinks available weren't great though. The croissants were dry and the coffee was really foamy - but this isn't a big issue there are plenty of places nearby to get breakfast.


Lots of hevy traffic just outside the hostel makes it difficult to sleep. Two main roads on both sides. Very very hot in the corridoors and in the rooms (we tried two different rooms) but they where the same. No free wi fi - very bad!!! The manager seemed very busy and 'hard', the staff seemed to be afride of her. Very expensive hostel.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Friendly and helpful staff, absolutely lovely place. Corin and "Matt" were specially brilliant, we're very grateful for a wonderful stay in Edinburgh. Thais and Cristina


Rather far from the centre, on the edge of walking distance, if you have a car, you will have to park 3 blocks further out of the city in a street (10 minutes walk to hotel, 15 more to the centre) No free wifi even in the lobby, I bought one hour of internet and spend almost entire time trying to make it work..:-(


This is a really clean, nice and safe hostel. But it a high price for me that I still have to pay money to use the WIFI, even the signal is bad when I stay in the basement, and the room's insulation is too bad, it can hear the road noise.

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


No free wifi, and too many extra costs.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


More amenities in the room such as waste bins,multiple plug points would be great.

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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