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Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel Reviews

11/2 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland

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158 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Wifi didn't work very well in the room. Rooms were quite nice but the bed was like sleeping directly on springs.


hi, i would like to request the contact information for the customer complaints team at SYHA. the location advertises itself with parking and laundry facilities. they dont have that at the moment. i want a refund. Michael

  • 23rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Its more like a self catering hotel than a hostel which is what I wanted. The bed wasn't comfortable and there is a lot of noise from the street, so leave the window closed!


The noise was too much. You can hear any door being opened within your block (around 5 rooms). The staff were very nice and helpful. No lift; be ready to walk up up to four floors or so. The room is too small.


Ideally situated for much of the Fringe activities. Room basic but clean and the bed was surprisingly comfortable. Remember to bring a towel. I would recommend ear plugs to block out street noise but pleasantly surprised at the lack of noise from within the block itself. Good value for what I paid. I would definitely use these facilities again for attending Fringe events.

  • 15th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Staff extremely helpful and pleasant. Could do with more provisions in the kitchen - crockery, cutlery, pots,pans etc as some people would like to make their own food & this was difficult. Price has gone up substantially in past couple of years but I suppose it reflects the current climate. Hope it doesn't go up much more next year!

  • 13th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


For using the internet creating an account is necessary and be not surprised when it will not work at once. Accommodation before 4 pm not possible, but you can stay your luggage in a special room. A reconstruction of the hostel yeard is in progress, so when you like to sleep longer, be prepared for incoveniance. For payment trhe key deposit prepare GBP 10 in cash (better exactly amount) In any case frendly and helpfull staff, good location and not so expensive taking into account all facilities


10 am is way too early to be checking out! 12 noon would be much better.

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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