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The location is not as ideal as I had hoped. It is around a 15 - 20 minute walk (uphill) to the castle. The hostel is along a residential/guesthouse street which does mean that it is quiet at night time.
The staff were helpful at...More
I've just arrived here for three nights and the welcome was great. The hostel occupies three floors,no shoes policy applies there, you arrive and you get slippers! The room is for six people but spacious, very clean with your own locker. Quiet during night time....More
The staff was nice and helpful.
It was clean and very well situated in the down town.
The wifi worked perfectly.
Several negative points:
- not enough bathroom for the size of the hostel;
- the kitchen is too small;
- the breakfast is weak;...More
Spent 3 days in Edinburgh with my daughter. Most enjoyable part was the chats we had in the Lighthouse Hostel kitchen, where we met people from Canada, Singapore, USA, Ireland, Portugal . . .
Really nice place to stay, warm and friendly, peaceful yet plenty...More
I have stayed in this hostel with a group of friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the place is cleaned and the breakfast is good. It is close to pretty much everything if you're willing to walk for a few minutes. Absolutely recommend...More
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.