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8.4
Fabulous 1,290 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.4
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.2
  • Staff 8.6
  • Atmosphere 7.8
  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.8
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8.4
Fabulous 1,290 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.4
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 9.2
  • Staff 8.6
  • Atmosphere 7.8
  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.8
Smart City Hostel by Safestay Located at 50 Blackfriars Street, , Edinburgh.
Smart City Hostel by Safestay
Scotland
Edinburgh Midlothian EH1 1NE 50 Blackfriars Street
84% 1290
55.9492719 -3.1859278
Smart City Hostel by Safestay
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7th May 2016
8.3

The hostel was nice and the location is close to everything.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
9th Apr 2016
8.0

Pros: very close to Royal Mile & walking distance to most attractions, big storage lockers in rooms, friendly staff, good hot breakfast for a fee, otherwise there's a communal kitchen. Cons: HORRIBLE WIFI CONNECTION AND NO CELL SERVICE IN THE BUILDING AT ALL, more of a hotel than a hostel so lots of kids and school trips hanging in the common areas bc they aren't allowed in the bar after a certain time, beds weren't very comfortable and were VERY squeaky.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
4th Mar 2016
7.1

This isn't a typical hostel, it's dorms stuck onto a run-of-the-mill bar. No kitchen, no typical BYOB/food social area and no reception handing out cheap booze. The bar is open to patrons, so the 'speak to anyone' vibe of a usual hostel is lost, then cheap factor of staying in a hostel drops as you find yourself on £3.50 beers. Basically, stay here if you're happy with just a bed, if you're looking to make friends and explore with others for as little £$€ as possible, go somewhere else.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
27th Feb 2016
7.1

A great location, especially considering the price. The only disappointment was that when I arrived the cleaning staff had forgotten to give me the appropriate linen. This also happened to the others who were staying in my room. Also they seemed to forget about cleaning the room several times. Otherwise no complaints.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 12 reviews
20th Feb 2016
9.1

Fantastic location, close to the Royal Mile and all the attractions, shops are close by and so are some of the day trip providers. Breakfast line was a bit long when a school or tour group showed up. The bathroom in my 6 bed room wasn't cleaned the whole 7 nights I was there (but they did wipe down the walls in the bar and the smokers tables), but everything else was good. Would stay again, one of the better hostels I've ever stayed in.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
19th Feb 2016
9.1

Great bar, awesome staff, large rooms with good toilet/ shower facilities. But please, I don't care how clean the sheet is if there is a huge stain on it.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • India, All Male Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
28th Dec 2015
9.4

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

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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