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    Cowgate Tourist Hostel

    96-112 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JN, Scotland
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent8%
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    • Terrible31%
    27 Dec 2016
    “Very central, needs renovation”
    25 Dec 2016
    “The Bare Minimum ”
    Free Wifi
    2 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

    Ok,the good thing is location, safety but Edinburgh is safe anyway,and heating. BAD THINGS: shower is horrible (water problems and it's dirty),no plugs in the room and it's old like in the old jails.. Kitchen hmm, no bad but sockets are sh**. If you want...More

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    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist Hostel

    Hi there, Thank you for your review, apartments are cleaned daily and the cleaners put in hard work to ensure that the rooms are ready for guests arrival. With regards to the sockets I will pass this feedback onto the handyman and we will get...More

    Reviewed 28 January 2017

    Very average hostel, as hostels go. Facilities were clean and overall convenient. Excellent location right off of Edinburgh city center. Good proximity to the castle. Staff were especially great! All very pleasant and professional!!More

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    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist Hostel

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and feedback will be provided to the staff. With regards to the hostel we always look at ways in which we can improve,...More

    Reviewed 25 January 2017

    My original review of Cowgate would have been negative -we found out that the front desk closed at midnight while we were on a train from Skye that did not arrive in Edinburgh until 1:00 and absolutely no one was answering the phone, then when...More

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    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist Hostel

    Hi Anne, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, very great to hear that the staff are taking everything on-board and ensuring that we put our guests needs first as this is a priority for our hostel. I am unsure as to...More

    Reviewed 5 January 2017

    Something important to me when staying in a hostel is the security/safety of the hostel. This hostel has a code system and then 2 doors to unlock to get to the rooms and I really appreciate that. I stayed in a 6 bedroom door and...More

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    Response from CowgateHostel, Front Office Manager at Cowgate Tourist Hostel

    Hi there, Thanks for your review, we will take this feedback on board regarding the sockets as we appreciate the importance of this for travellers. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, please keep us in mind if you are to...More

    Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

    Hostel was so good and in centre of city! Was such good value for money and had good facilities like wifi and good kitchen and showers. Had a great time and would definitely stay again thanks so much!More

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    Hi there, Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for taking the time to leave your review. If you are to return to the city please contact us and we can arrange a discount! Kind regards, Dylan -...More

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    • US$ 13 - US$ 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    thebigfoolcutty
    Hi, was interested in booking a dorm for 4 people, however one person is only 17, Would they be allowed to stay?
    9 June 2016|
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    andmh13
    Hi- how do I get from the Edinburg airport to the Cowgate hostel via public transport? Thank you.
    30 December 2014|
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    Response from CowgateHostel | Property representative |
    There are frequent buses and also trams from the airport to the city centre of Edinburgh. As we are in the heart of the city it is a very short walk from the train and bus station. The same short walk from where the tram... More
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    Brooke K
    Can people under 18 (but over 16) stay in the dorm rooms without being accompanied by an adult?
    15 December 2014|
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    Response from CowgateHostel | Property representative |
    We require a lead guest over the age of 18 for bookings that are in our shared dorms. We do allow under 18's but over 16's to come to our hostel on their own however they must book a private room so they are not sharing with... More
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    "We only stayed in Room 94"
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    "Without any payment issue, this is a good hostel to stay a night."
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    "104 flat contains two rooms of six beds and one twin room. Private toilets and kitchen for the flat."
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    "If travelling with young Children book private rooms"
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