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The Phoenix West Princes Street (ALL SINGLE BEDS) Reviews

8 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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80%

Rating
90 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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74%

Hostel manager was hardly ever around. When we checked out, we just left, leaving the keys on the desk. It worked, but not ideal solution.


20%

Worst hostel ever. No stuff. Rooms were very cold. Not clean.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

This is my 2nd stay here in 7 months. I stay here at the Phoenix because they have got only single beds. I will not stay in an hostel with bunk beds because I have got feet &legs problems so cannot go on a top bed of a bunk bed. The Phoenix is a very very good hostel. No problems. I am planning to go back to the Phoenix in September (God willing). I love Edinburgh in general. Had a window problem my last night there &the manager came out straight away (at 11 pm) to sort problem out. Thank you.

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

It was nice enough for how much it cost, but generally was just an average hostel stay. The single beds did not necessarily elevate the experience to a higher level. It's still just a hostel.


74%

Our room was attached to a common area where by all other guests had access too. This was a little annoying in terms of everyone having access to our bathroom and the common area. Other than that location was good staff were good.


100%

Great hostel, especially if you are looking for a bit quieter place to stay but still of a price of a youth hostel. The location is perfect and very close to all Edinburgh tourist attractions. Nice and friendly staff, clean, comfy beds, nice and clean showers/toilets. It would be handy to add soap in the bathrooms and educate people to close all the doors properly because otherwise they beep. Overall, one of the best hostels I've stayed at.


89%

Overall really good hostel. The check in was only after 2 and there is no sign for the building which was weird. It was an apartment building turned into a hostel which worked fine.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Wasn't too much in terms of atmosphere


89%

Although it is quite far from city centre it is not that much (+/- 20 minutes walk), the place is REALLY cosy. Everything is new, clean, well placed. Staff is really nice and friendly. And for a good price. I would definitely go back there.


100%

i have staied here for one week, everything is perfect that because of the help from the nice manager,he is the most lovely and kind man i have ever see, he can help you anything you want maybe a girl/boy friend; ) really single beds every room,although the 14beds room, kitchen is very good and clean, one tip:the room in 3ed floor will be more quiet enjoy it!

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

A bit dofficult to find, but great location and friendly staff. Dorm rooms were great for the price.


91%

This place was great, had great security, good size lockers, and comfortable beds. The fact that breakfast is provided as cheap as it was is incredible. Would recommend this to anyone heading to Edinburgh looking for a cheap place to stay.

  • 27th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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