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HSH is simply marvelous! The deco and atmosphere are very nice. I especially like its kitchen and dinning area. There are about 20 hobs, several ovens, microwave oven and fridges for the guests. And the crockery and cutlery are reasonably clean. Thanks to the staff for their hard work to keep the environment clean and tidy. The staff at the reception are all patient, friendly and helpful. Laundry service, breakfast, printing service and room rates are reasonably priced. It s a great place.
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great location but the rooms were TINY. Honestly felt like a prison cell. Luggage storage is in the main common room upstairs - felt like anyone could just walk away with my things. Otherwise an okay stay.
The room I slept in 5C (Ice cream) a very strong odour in this room, not from other room guests
The hostel has a great location.The staff is very friendly and they take care of the cleanliness of the rooms very well. The facilities are very good, in the common room you find books, games,a pool table, etc. The only reason I don't give the hostel a complete excellent review is the mattresses. The beds are great and stable, but the mattresses are really soft and then you feel the hard bed beneath. I really hope they change that because then it would be the perfect hostel to stay in Edinburgh!
Excellent location with really friendly staff and a great atmosphere, would recommend!
Great location, nice place to stay. Didn't quite have the party vibe I was expecting but it was well organised and facilitated.
Very close to main railway station and walking distance to a number of tourist locations. Nice common areas and a good kitchen. Toilets and showers are in separate areas. Showers a little annoying as not enough hooks to hang clean clothes and towels. Staff friendly and provided good information about local attractions. Number of shops in walking distance of hostel.
The best hostel I stayed in Edinburgh. Superb facilities and wonderfull staff.
A great hostel in the most perfect location for heading out into the city of Edinburgh! Everything is in walking distance , the beds are fine , great kitchen and breakfast menu , highly recommend!
Fantastic hostel with a homely vibe. Cosy, clean and with excellent kitchen facilities. Even the reception area smells good. Easy to see why many people appear to stay long term. The only downside was that my towel was taken accidentally by cleaning staff. It was however eventually recovered.
Friendly staff, the location was perfect for site seeing, and a great place to meet new people.
Love the location on the Royal Mile. There were good eateries nearby. Staffs were very friendly and helpful. Room was spacious. Very safe as there is always someone at the front desk.
High Street was in a great location, right in the centre of Edinburgh. The staff were super friendly and helpful and the breakfast offered in the morning was worth it. The only negative was that the female dorm I stayed in smelled terrible.
Very good hostel, staff very friendly and with a perfect localization.
foam mattress you get is very shoddy, sheets not so nice, like many other hostels I have stayed at.. Place a little bit tired. atmosphere a bit clique with the staff and their friends, location is great though, just something missing
Good hostel, we stayed in three other Macbackpackers hostels and this one was among the favourites! Great location and very good price, especially considering that the Fringe was still on and we booked only a few days in advance. Good to find lockers in the rooms and power sockets for every bed, too.
Beds looked more like 20yo mattresses. Other than that I enjoyed my stay.
Despire paying for breakfast is cheap and various, one of the best what I have had this year across UK. Big rooms with lockers (included in price). Perfect location, frienly and helpful staff. Discount in the nearby pub. 2 plugers! per bed.
Yes I do. It is amazing location. Close for shops, supermarket, restaurants and tourism attraction.