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smartcityhostels Edinburgh Reviews

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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88%

Rating
1124 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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94%

Great location, nice service. Clean and nice beds.

  • 12th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

We enjoyed our stay in smartcityhostels Edinburgh. The beds were a bit shaky so whenever the guy above me moved, I also moved and it woke me up several times. Good value for money, great location (very close to Royal Mile). We did not try breakfast but luggage storage was good and reception staff were helpful.


80%

bar 50 is bumping!!!!

  • 24th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Good handy place to stay for our rugby trips we'll be back !!!

  • 23rd Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Male Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Do not get a room with a window facing the inner courtyard due to the noise coming from the bar. In addition, we did not have soap in our room upon arrival (for washing our hands or in the shower). However, excellent location and friendly staff.


91%

We stayed at the hostel for an extended period of time, despite this we found the majority of the staff were quite rude and unpleasant. Not very friendly at all, considering they were seeing us everyday! The exception were 2 of the reception/office staff! The hostel itself is very well run, clean and organised. I would stay there again, I guess I just expected people to be friendlier.

  • 16th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Tremendous Weekend

  • 11th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

A perfect hostel. Really spacious, quiet, clean, fun, great location and super friendly staff. We came here after leaving early from a different hostel in Edinburgh which was awful despite being rated the highest in Scotland.


83%

Fantastic location, right in the heart of Edinburgh. Very friendly and helpful staff. Well equipped kitchen (please sharpen the knives!). Free wifi is only available in the bar area, but that wasn't a big issue - it's quite large, there's no pressure to buy anything, and it's fairly quiet. Only concern we had was that our ensuite for our 6 bed dorm wasn't cleaned for the entirety of our three night stay, nor was there much effort to empty the rubbish.


77%

It was really cheap and clean.


100%

very nice hostel, well located, friendly staff


80%

Greatlocation, great people and nice hostel overall. Please note WIFI is NOT INCLUDED, you will need to pay extra if you want to use wifi in the room. Otherwise, the hostel was great :)! Rooms are cleaned everyday and there are lockers for each bed (bring a padlock). The place feels very safe and is extremely close to the high street. The bathroom in my dorm flooded within 5 minutes, but that's enough time for a shower so visitors should be fine.


100%

Friendly and clean ,i will comeback and stay here again. Thanks to all the staff , I also will recommend the Hostel to everyone . Mike


77%

The hostel is OK, and excellent location. However, the beds smell bad and the bathroom did not seem to have been clenaed from one day to the next one. If you improve these items then everything will be perfect.


97%

stayed here over christmas 2012. staff was very helpful, even came to our room to check if we needed any fresh towels. great service, great hostel.

  • 23rd Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

13/12: Friendly welcome, clean room, great value. Will definitely return.


100%

It's a big commercial hostel with a great bar to meet other residents. Good food which was not too expensive. Separate ensuite shower and toilet was a big plus and lots of plug points near every bed. Each bed has it's own reading light which was awesome. Would definitely recommend this place.


83%

Stayed in room 501, had a disturbing and noisy night. Apart that the stay experience was good.

  • 7th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice place to stay. Central location. Great showers which every backpacker should appreciate! There is no age restriction and we ended up sharing a room with a man well in his 50's and another in his late 60's which I don't think is really appropriate in a hostel.


83%

Great location in the Old Town. Central and very close to the Royal Mile as well as to many pubs & attractions. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean self-catering kitchen even though a cooked Scottish breakfast is available. Bathroom and shower in seperate rooms. The bedlinen/sheets were already changed on our arrival. Veronica, Germany


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