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Smart City Hostel by Safestay Reviews

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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1266 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Some of the rooms near to bar is bit noisy..else other facilities are fantastic.. Real value for money..

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent in every way. Only caveat being that the light in the toilet had a life of his own


Excellent hostel! Great location, nice bar with a full menu. Very clean too. Also friendly staff. Favorite hostel I've stayed in out of 3 in Edinburgh.


great hostel, nice that there is a resturant bar attached. lots of social space. staff is helpful and kind. Good Location. Close to Royal mile. Great walking tour. I would recommend it


Very clean and tidy hostel, quiet with good bar and enormous communal area. Really enjoyed my stay thank you


Guests might be advised and encouraged not to conduct arguments and shouting matches at 2am. Otherwise a good atmosphere.

  • 19th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The room was ok. The internet doesn't work good in the rooms. The bathroom could be cleaner.


Great location in the old town. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Dorms were spacious and pretty clean. Wifi could be better in the dorms. But would definitely stay here again.


our room smelled of cheese but otherwise it was great

  • 24th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Ok hostel. The dorms were nice with comfortable beds. The lack of any common spaces let this hostel down and it was hard to meet people. Kitchen was ok but small given to the size of the hostel. The wifi was frustrating to use and it logged you out every two hours.


Great location. Clean and tidy if you want an easy stay close to everything.


If there is room for separated gender, then it will be perfect.

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