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The Westend Hostel Reviews

35 Palmerston Place, as above, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

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Great hostel. Ended up staying longer than planned, the place can get busy at weekends but during the week is quiet. The food is yummy too and reasonably priced. Staff could not be more helpfull.

  • 29th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel rooms are large and spacious, a couple of downsides though. 1 it says in the description there are lockers in the rooms, there aren't so you can't lock anything up, 2 I'm in a dorm of 18 and there is only one toilet on this level, also if you are a guy and need to use the toilet but the one on the floor is busy, you can't use the one in the bar between 11pm and 8am as it closes and there are no other options.


Very nice place to stay. Friendly staff and not to far from City Centre Ideal for an early morning flight as only 15 minutes from airport.

  • 28th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Thank You for a great stay!! This place was just what I needed, Very Clean all the staff were super friendly! The bar was really cheap and you even get a further discount for staying there. Try the pub crawl they sell at the hostel its great fun!!

  • 22nd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Amazing Hostel £9 per night is an absolute bargain. It's only 10 mins walk from the centre. The place is more like a hotel than a hostel. You get a 20% discount on food and drink so I was paying £2.69 a pint. The food was excellent too. I ended up on a staff night out with Steven and Dianna and she provided me with the best customer service EVER ;) I have recommended the West End Hostel to anyone who will listen and will definitely stay here again. Keep up the excellent work guys.

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