The Westend Hostel Reviews
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The staff were friendly and the location is not bad, but the fact that beds are not strictly allocated causes huge problems. I have stayed in many hostels, more than 50 on my travels, and have never had to think that I would maybe not have a bed to sleep on when I got back to the dorm in the evening. With beds not being allocated, various people in the dorm just moved where they pleased and it was not at all clear which beds were taken and which weren't.
The Westend Hostel is actually mainly a hotel, with two big rooms turned into dormitories, so it doesn't feel like a hostel. A pub/restaurant is available on the ground floor, and the hotel offers washing machines (load £2) and free Internet (wifi + PC).
It's a little bit of a walk to the city center, but great nonetheless. Clean rooms and bathrooms, wifi reached all the way to my room on the top floor, too. Staff was super helpful and friendly--charged my phone for me when my converter didn't work and stored my luggage until my train
Location is away from the Castle and other attractions, but there is a bar to spend the night relaxing away from the busy areas of the town.
Hotel wasn't so near the center than we expected. But the staff were really nice! Kitchen was clean and fun to use. There were wifi in our room. But there were no lockers or anything like that where you could but your bags in your room. All in all it was nice place to stay few nights!
Everything was great except poor lighting no mirror over sink.
Really nice, clean and spacious hostel. Could do with lockers in the dorms, though. Staff were excellent. Is quite far from the city centre, but handy for the airport and westend.
One of the best hostels I have stayed at! Modern decor. Absolutely fantastic staff!! Will be staying here again next time I'm in Edinburgh! Had a wonderful stay!
Nice and clean, but lacking in atmosphere. It seemed more like a bar/restaurant with a hostel on the side, rather than an actual hostel. The common room was in the basement and did not invite conversation with other backpackers.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
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