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Summer Hostels Canal Point Reviews

22 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, Scotland

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64 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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This is good for an affordable room. Rooms are impersonal but clean and OK looking. Beds are OK, there's a small desk, chair, a wardrobe and a big window opening on a private courtyard. Bathroom is small but OK looking. it could be warmer, more intimate, more stylish but I wouldn't expect more at this cost. This is overall very good.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


I would recommend it . It's very clean, the room is pretty nice and really secure. They let you keep your lugage there for free after checking out. The kitchen is great but only a small number of utensils. The ventilation in the bathroom goes on for 20 minutes, which is very annoying at night. To use the laundry, although it is not expensive, you have to buy a card first for 5£ (you can use 3,50£ of that) so it's better for those who are going to use it several times.


Student accom - each 'apartment' has 4 or 5 rooms, and a shared common kitchen. The bed is sized between a single and a double, and the room is very small - my partner and I had to squeeze past each other if we both moved at the same time! - however everything is clean and tidy. Location great - a short walk to fringe venues and close to lots of restaurants. Only negative is that the kitchen wasn't cleaned in the 4 nights we stayed - the same dirty dishes remained by the sink the whole time...


The staff was very friendly and helpful, the bedrooms and kitchen area were clean and had everything we needed for our short stay. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very friendly staff, but pretty expensive for a hostel (even though booked in advance) without towels and breakfast. Also, a toilet brush was missing and the wifi-connection did not work.


Greeting by the reception staff was excellent and made us feel very welcome as well as giving good recommendations for the festival.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff but there where times when more should have been present. They had run out of towels which is forgivable but it wasn't very late. Room was small but neat and comfortable. Perfect for a night or two.


Staff young and unprofessional, one in particular had bad attitude. Badly run and disorganised. No towels available. Was clean. Rooms were bare. Little equipment to be used in the kitchen considering number of guest. Late check in time and early check out mean expensive for the little time spent there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there. We're so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience here at Summer Hostels, especially with a member of our staff. We will do our best to improve customer service given these concerns.

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