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The Westend Hostel Reviews

35 Palmerston Place, as above, Edinburgh, Scotland

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91%

Rating
382 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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86%

Would help to have powerpoints near bed


100%

Quite good


91%

This hostel is proper to travel Edinburgh for a few days. Location is good and staffs are helpful. However, those who stay in some dorms should be attention to their belongings due to the lack of lockers.


91%

Fantastic! Looks more like a hotel than a hostel


83%

Hostel was nice and clean, although a 20 min walk from the city centre so a bit out of the way. The bar is very loud on weekends and you can hear from the room. Beds and nice, warm and comfortable. Hot showers. Was a bit annoying that the bar is open late but the tv room closes at 11 so there's nothing to do but sit in your room in the dark if you're not sleepy at 11. Overall good experience for a cheap price.


83%

Generally speaking, The West End Hotel has unrivalled facilities especially in the context of budget accommodation provision. The dorms are spacious with subtle decor. The shower facilities are excellent, but perhaps the more environmentally conscientious traveller could avail of recycling bins in the area adjacent to the kitchen, if such facilities were provided. Excellent, good value budget accommodation in a quiet, fashionable district. Highly recommended to the more discerning traveller.


100%

Awesome place. Loved it best hostel Ive stayed at in a very long time! Very powerful hot showers too which is always a bonus!!!!!

  • 28th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Thank you for a great stay. This place is more like a hotel than a hostel. I cant fault the place, Staff are helpful and friendly. The bar and restaurant are cheap and you get a further discount card when staying I will be back!

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Very nice place to stay #very clean and the bar is awesome!!

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

It's a very clean hostel. The location is perfect to visit the city center of Edinburgh. The pity thing is that kitchen and tv room closes at 23:00.


83%

Very good hostel. Stayed in the private en-suite room which was precisely what we were looking for. Although the location is not great for the old town it is walking distance from the castle, grass market and Murrayfiled. Very helpful staff and the pub downstairs was serving fantastic meals.


100%

Great place to stay! Not far from City and attractions and easy access by bus to airport which only takes 15 minutes. Staff were friendly and were very helpful booking me trips to Highlands.

  • 12th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Quite a good location, only major issue was that the shower in our room looked like it'd never been cleaned by the cleaners. Nice spacious dorm rooms but would of been nice to have had larger lockers (maybe cage pullouts under the bottom bunk)


83%

The Westend Hostel is very organised and clean. Bedroom seems to be new and all common areas are structured to help travelers have a easy experience in there. Just a small problem in the kitchen when people are cooking sometimes get a little bit too smoky and smelly. All the rest is fine.


69%

The Key cards were temperamental and didn't work for me a lot of the time. Breakfast should be complimentary or cheaper.


97%

The Staffs are very kind and helpful.


89%

The hostel is very good. When I read the comments about it, I was afraid if it was near or far from the center... But if you are travelling you must walk to see everywhere... Anyway, I tried its and to my suprise it is close lots of shops and downtown. I realy liked it! There is a pub in the ground where I listened good musics and met interesting people. If I can go back there I must be in this hostel again!

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

I had a very short stay at westend hostel, anyway it was time enough to see how clean it was and how professional are the whole team !!!! Thank you very much !!!!


100%

One of the best hostels I have stayed at. It was clean and they had great wifi. The only slight problem was that it was noisy, there was a live band that wasn't very good, but if your exhausted enough that's not even a problem.


80%

Great stay, however the bathroom area in the dorm rooms was not cleaned daily, there was hair in the drain, and stuff on the bathroom wall that wasn't touched throughout my 3 day stay.


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