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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Reviews

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

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321 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Found front of line staff, throughtout the weekend very helpful.


I like the location, I like big kitchen - the great big tin opener is brilliant - and the dining room and sofa area, plus the ground floor seating area - it is nice to have two places to go. The staff were wonderful. Wifi is not the most expensive I've seen but still, in this day and age, EVERYONE uses/needs/would like internet access, it is just a given. I can't believe the rates some hostels and hotels charge.


The hostel is too far from the city centre about 20 minute walk to the Main Streets in new town and 35-40 minute walk to Edinburgh castle and royal mile (old town). Otherwise everything else was great: rooms, cleanliness, staff, storage, breakfast was fantastic (although have to pay the price). This hostel is slightly more expensive than others that are in better locations.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Kenya
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


no wifi!!!


Faultless for a rugby weekend.


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.


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)


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.


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.


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)


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)


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.

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