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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Reviews

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

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326 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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A good value for money. I was surprised to find a proper locker area, toilet and shower in the 6-bed room. Sheets were clean and bed was so comfortable. Location is also good since its just 10 min walk from bus station and 15 min walk from train station. I had to rent a locker in the hostel since i wanted to leave my luggage there before check in, which was at 3pm, and i paid around 15 pounds for 10 hours which was quite expencive. Should have booked the luggage in the train station.


This place was your everyday basic hostel. The location is pretty great, but the rest is nothing special and quite pricey for what is given. Those pillows are the WORST and there aren't any outlets by the beds. Other than that, seemed like a clean, secure place. Wouldn't want to stay here more than one night though.


Standard hostel facilities/rooms. Location isn't the most central compared to other options in Edinburgh. Two things contributed to the low rating. - they charge for WiFi. Really guys??? This is ridiculous for 2015. - a cleaner knocked on our door at EXACTLY 10am to say we'd two minutes to vacate our rooms (we were just about to leave). This was unnecessary. Not even to mention 10am check out is ridiculously early, especially with a 3pm check in time. I'll be staying somewhere else next time


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.

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