Soooooo loud all night. Also this is the first hostel I stayed at where in the common area the people watching the tv kept turning the volume so they could hear their program over people having conversation. Rather annoying.
Despite making reservations months in advance and reconfirming our reservation for a private room with two beds a week before we arrived we were given a private room with one bed. Clearly a less than ideal situation especially considering the only other option they made available was in the dorm rooms. This situation was unacceptable and as such I would not recommend this hostel, especially since there are many wonderful ones in Edinburgh.
We requested that our room be left alone while we were gone and despite assurances from staff that it would be when we returned we found that it wasn't. Frustrating and felt like an invasion of privacy. Alleluia the security measures were only in place half the time. Location was excellent and the gentleman staff with the beard was very helpful and kind.