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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Reviews

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

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82%

Rating
312 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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86%

Faultless for a rugby weekend.


86%

The hostel was nice, about 15-20 minute walk from the royal mile where almost everything is. Spacious lockers included but no free wifi! It is 1 pound per hour. Staff is friendly. Full kitchen for cooking yourself with ovens, fridges etc. Atmosphere was quiet and calm. I'd recommend seeing Arthur's Seat (small 30 minute hike up a hill for great views!), camera obscura (a museum with cool illusions and stuff 11 pounds), obviously the castle, and get some haggis at Whiski.


91%

We had a great time in Edinburgh, the hostel staff were very friendly and the hostel was lovely and clean and not too far to walk to centre of Edinburgh.

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice and quiet place to stay. It is not in the center of the city but Edinburgh is a small town so you will get there quite easily by foot.


80%

Overall it was a good hostel, but they charge for wifi, and didn't even work. Although they refund me the money, it was a huge inconvenience not being able to access to internet that night.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

no hot water during the night we live in. but we are too tired to ask.

  • 19th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

stayed in superior en suite twin room that was as good as hotel room at lesser cost. spacious bedroom and communal areas.

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Atmosphere was non existent, was a little bit of a walk from the main places in town even though the description said it was nearby there were a lot of hostels closer by. Having to pay extra for wifi was really inconvieniet and not a 'normal' thing at a lot of hostels.


89%

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.


89%

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.


74%

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)


100%

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


83%

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..:-(




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