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The Westend Hostel Reviews

35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

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541 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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I had the most amazing time here. I will never forget it. Top marks.

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel in a great location, would defiantly stay here again. Only thing they could improve on is larger personal lockers in the rooms. Beds were warm and all other facilities good, loved the bar area.


Nice accommodation. friendly staff but poor internet connection in the room. awesome breakfast and kitchen facilities is good. overall is recommended. Thanks


Big rooms, full kitchen, hot showers, bar with live music. Perfect.


Loved this place. Only stayed 1 night but it was the best nights sleep I've had in a hostel. Also the showers are amazing!!

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was so much better than anticipated! We were confused because the hostel promotes itself as a hotel, but I can see why! The staff was excellent, the beds comfortable and clean, the bar/restaurant area was wonderful. Only 1/2 hour walk from the grass market area, very convenient and beautiful! I would definitely recommend to anyone staying in that area!


It was really cozy. They make you feel more like in a hotel/house than in a hostel. The neighborhood is really nice and quiet. Beds are comfortable and the sheets were clean. The toilet and showers could have been cleaner, but they were fine in general.


The staff were great, very helpful ! The place nice. But stayed there for 4 nights and they never cleaned. The bins and carpet were dirty. The room was kind of stuffy. But on the whole, we had a good stay.


Best hostel I have ever stayed at. Stayed in an 18 bed dorm but felt like only 6 due to how big the room was. Awesome bar too.


Please book the beds. Two times, i was in a mix up of someone claiming a bed in the dorm, but not clearly. This caused problems with an attitude from two individuals, which was unfortunate. Do not think they were very nice people anyway, but this could be easily avoided by booking a specific a bed in the dorms. The hotel is very nice in decor, It is both a hotel and and a hostel. It seems to work.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Extraordinary. Food was wonderful, people were friendly, place was immaculate. Loved the room, the building and the kindness of everyone.


Very good everything of the west end hotel.


A 15 minutes walk from the town centre, 5 mins from bus stops, the hotel is excellent! Comfy beds and the bathroom was flawless. Very helpful and kind staff!


I spent a weekend with my sister and we found it really nice in several ways! It's an affordable place, it looks really nice and its facilities are the necessary, clean and near. The staff was very attentive and we didn't find it far from the city centre as we are very used to enjoy walking around the city. Great place, we will surely recommend it!


really liked the place, welcoming, would recommend it.

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