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Smart City Hostel by Safestay Reviews

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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88%

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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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94%

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)


100%

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


100%

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.


83%

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


94%

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


80%

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)


69%

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


86%

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.


86%

our room smelled of cheese but otherwise it was great

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


74%

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.


86%

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


91%

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


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80%

Really nice hostel and bar but room was very hot at night. Could possibly do with fan in room, also not much room once room is full with 4 people and luggage. Overall a good hostel and I would recommend you stay here as it is great location.


74%

We booked a private room with ensuite. Our room used to be part of a hallway & was very poorly blocked off. The carpet stunk of urine but the room had been cleaned. It was the most disgusting room I've ever been put in. I know it's a hostel but there are still standards!! We were moved to another room which was an improvement. The staff were very nice. I stayed in Smart Hostel London and it was so much better.

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel in a great location .


100%

Not a big fan of the ensuite washroom that had a toilet and shower in the same room. Besides that, the room was clean and a good hostel room. Bar in the basement had fairly priced food. Excellent location. Can't stress location enough. Staff was helpful.


57%

Good location. Bathroom was not cleaned once overt my stay. Bathroom was so filthy when I came in with stains and human remains everywhere. Was so disgusting. I advised reception but it was still not cleaned. No real communal chill out areas other than the bar. Not great for a solo traveller.


86%

Really nice youth hostel, clean private common bathroom. Clean usefull kitchen. A little noisy till midnight, we needed to close the windows.


97%

Place is ideally located for pretty much everything, bar is nice and cheap and has a decent selection of beers and snack food. Our room was directly above courtyard area and could get quite loud at times but other than that can't really fault the place.

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

One staff was so cold. Bed really squeaky. WiFi slow in the room. But overall, good value of money considering its price.


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