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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Reviews

Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

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126 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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I was very pleased with every thing and really surprised with the standard of the accommodation knowing it is normally student accommodation. The restaurant was amazing, everyone was catered for. A good breakfast set you up for the hectic day ahaed. Planning a return visit hopfully next year already. Thankyou.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Have stayed in a number of student halls over the years and this was by far the best. Despite being very busy the noise was at a minimum. The breakfasts were great; lots of choice and good standard for canteen food. Public transport links into city centre good and right by Arthurs Seat for a climb to the top.


Good breakfasts. Bar meals, gloopy gravy Roomcleaning high standard


I was allocated a very clean, quiet, comfortable and spacious single room with plenty of cupboards and a good bathroom although handbasin a bit small. Close to bus stop for buses into central city (Waverley railway station, Princes St, North Bridge, etc). Very good breakfast included in room rate with gluten free and vegetarian options clearly labelled. I would certainly choose to stay here again.

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


a little bit of a walk from city centre, but should be no problem for most people


Light house was clean and had a relaxed atmosphere. The restrooms were clean and although there were only 3 for the entire hostel, one per floor, I only found myself waiting once for 2 min for a restroom. This is a relaxed quiet hostel, they ask you to keep it down after 11 am. I did meet people there who wanted to go out and we hit a couple of bars Friday night. Saturday night I stayed in and watched a movie on their projector in their lounging room. Nice place.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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