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Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

For such a great location and price, we should have known it was too good to be true. The entire hostel smelled like wet dog, except for the showers smelled like poop. It was surprising, since the staff always seem to be cleaning. The beds were comfy but the room was dark and sad and the blinds were broken. The... More 

Thank Sarah N
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Me and my boyfriend recently stayed in the hostel for 2 nights on our trip to Edinburgh, the room was basic, and spacious, with expected basic facilities, but a very comfy bed and efficient heater, making the room very cosy!! The bathroom and kitchen however were another matter. The bathroom has 4 showers, 3 of these showers did not have... More 

Thank Kat S
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Instead of listing what's wrong with it, I shall list what's right. Much quicker: quite comfortable mattress. The rest, from ceiling to floor, is either broken or incredibly dirty. That's to an unbelievable point. Obviously ZILCH cleaning, or maintenance. This place should be shut done. Its a heath hazard.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I was only here for one night with a friend in a shared 8 bed mixed dorm over Hogmanay period as we couldn't get into one we wanted. It was smelly, dirty, no facilities included, no wifi or breakfast. We payed the same price as we did in other better hostels in Edinburgh. Definitely not worth the money or stay.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We booked to stay at this hostel due to the crazy prices of most other hotels around as it was new year. We where very nervous due to some bad reviews but found our room to be clean and very warm. We stayed in the second section of the hostel down the road from the main hostel in a double... More 

Thank ALPBristol90
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I stayed for one night in a private room with shared bathroom / toilet. I have traveled extensively, often in developing / lower income countries and nothing compares to the disgusting experience I had at Brodie's Hostel! I am fine with basic accommodations, but this was dirty, smelly, and dark. The toilets were full of waste and the showers were... More 

2 Thank Amy H
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The rooms are decent, the sleep quality wasn't a problem. There were only two power outlets in a room for eight people, though. The bathrooms were pretty uncomfortable and somewhat dirty/smelly. The kitchen utensils were poorly cleaned. The staff wasn't always helpful and even rude, sometimes. The location is very good, though. It won't be an unpleasant stay if you're... More 

Thank Guilherme C
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The place was very central, which was convenient to go to places. The place was old, smelly and dirty, even after we had left we still had the hostel stench on our clothes. The shower was not functioning well, very weak water and the shower doors were all broken. The staff and residents there seem to live there like in... More 

1 Thank ChingChia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

First off the place is filthy, was not too happy with the stench or look. Their beds are quite uncomfortable, the room I stayed in only had two plugs on the other side of the room. The taps for some of the sinks fail to work. Some of the staff were helpful while others were just rude.

Thank Mathew J
Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The staff is really cool there, they're quite all not from scotland, so they can be travellers like you. We had a private room, quite small but enough to sleep. It was clean too. The common aera are not ultra clean but not dirty too. Prices are pretty cheap and the emplacement is perfect you're near from everything. Wifi is... More 

Thank Tristan B

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Brodie's Hostel

Address: 93 High St | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: ₹ 750 - ₹ 3,409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Brodie's Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Rather Pay a little more and go to another hostel”
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“All rooms are awful from what I have seen.”
 of 5 bubbles 999stephenh, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Terrible stay. Wouldn't recommend this hostel.”
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 of 5 bubbles ChingChia, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
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