Very clean and safe hostel. Good location and close to metro. Common area could have been bigger and more conducive to meeting people. Other than that great hostel and would stay here again.
This hostel is in Kensington, not exactly the happening spot to be but it is close to some very cool museums and restaurants. The tube and bus are close by which will get you everywhere you need to be. I would stay here again. Also, there is a corner store that sells beer just around the corner for a cheap way to pregame before going out. The Sandwich Shop on Gloucester Rd is also good for a quick cheap eat and on the way to the tube station.
Without a doubt the best hostel I've ever stayed at. There is a bar/cafe on the ground floor that is a great common area and also serves cheap drinks (GBP 2 bottles!) and cheap food. They have a pub crawl every night and walking tours every morning - both of which are musts. If you go to Edinburgh stay here. You will not be disappointed. Also, do yourself a favor and visit Oink right up the street for the best BBQ sandwich you will ever have.
Area of town could be a bit better - it's somewhat of a walk to the center. Other than that, the hostel is great and the common area is a great place to meet people. I would very much recommend this hostel to a friend.