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Malone's Old Town Hostel Reviews

14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

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241 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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The stairs at this place are absolutely ridiculous. If you have big bags avoid staying here at all costs. Three flights of steep stairs for a one night stay is not worth it. The bedding looked like it hadn't been cleaned and there was hair all over the mattress. Squeeky doors, lockers don't lock. There are plenty nicer hostels around that friends recommended eg. St Christophers.


Great hostel with a great bar underneath. The staff were friendly and helpful and the discount at the bar was a great extra benefit. Beds were comfy and kitchen was clean, great hostel.


Everything was alright and definitely good value for the money. Many programs in the pub downstairs with good deals for guests. Kitchen is pretty small, but for the amount of people staying was alright.

  • 24th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A little weekend getaway to Edinburgh was in order and we chose Malone's for their location. The atmosphere of the hostel was very friendly- there's a pub downstairs that is very happening and it's right in the centre of the old town. The staff are relaxed and helpful. The only thing the hostel is lacking is a common area, as the kitchen is too small to be used as that. Cleanest hostel bathrooms I've ever seen.


Staff were really great with suggesting places to go to eat and drink. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Also the bathrooms are really nice and clean which is a nice change!

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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