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Smart City Hostel by Safestay

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

Property Information:

Stay with us at Smart City Hostel, located minutes from Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, right in the heart of the city! We’re a five star hostel, all rooms are en-suite with towels and bed linen provided. Our reception is open 24 hrs, there’s no curfew and free WIFI runs throughout the building.

Our lively bar serves affordable food & drink and has wide screen TV’s and pool tables for your entertainment. Come along on a Monday evening to enjoy/ participate in our open Mic night where we reward courage with a pint or get involved on a Thursday where you can join our epic pub quiz and battle it out for a prize.

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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Hostel Awards

  • 2010 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Best Large Hostels
  • 2010 3rd Best Large Hostels

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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in is from 3pm and you have the option to drop of luggage at the Hostel if you arrive earlier than this, check-out is by 10am and you have the option for a later check-out up to 12 noon for a £10 charge subject to availability. Please note under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and must stay in a private room Safestay has a maximum stay policy of 1 month. You are welcome to come back to Safestay, but with a minimum 1 months rest period. Or why don’t you take advantage and visit one of our other locations in London, York or Edinburgh.

Smart City Hostel by Safestay Located at 50 Blackfriars Street, , Edinburgh.
Smart City Hostel by Safestay
Edinburgh Midlothian EH1 1NE 50 Blackfriars Street
87% 1262
55.9492719 -3.1859278
Smart City Hostel by Safestay
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