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    The Hostel

    3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR, Scotland
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    • Excellent15%
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    1 - 5 of 152 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Budget accommodation right at the train station. Quite easy access to airport by coach. Affordable prices, very friendly staff and clean premises. It's an ideal solution for solo travellers in dormitory.

    Thank panayiotis57
    Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here with a Stag do that I organised. The staff were really friendly and helpful, couldn't have asked for better service at reception. The rooms are basic, as to be expected in hostel accommodation. But it had everything we needed for an easy 2...More

    Thank Tom W
    Reviewed 6 April 2017

    The cheap place if you travel with a tight budget. The room was cold I had to sleep with a sweater. It was weird with the couples just making little tents with the bunk beds but The bathroom was small . 2 toilets and two...More

    Thank Cláudia P
    Reviewed 9 February 2017

    The staff are absolutely amazing and quick to give excellent advice about Edinburgh. I stayed with my friend in a 12 bed room. The rooms are definitely tight, but you get what you pay for. The beds are pretty comfortable and the place is reasonably...More

    Thank Natalie M
    Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

    The staff really make this place, especially Helen - she really helped me out with telling me where to go around the city by pointing out all the best places to go and see, and was also really helpful with any other questions I had....More

    Thank AshleyJB18198
    High Street Hostel
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • US$ 16 - US$ 264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 16
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    • West End
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    Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
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    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
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    Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
    Have you phoned the Hostel directly about this? I had to do so in order to guarantee my group were all in the same room.
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    "take a warm pyjama"
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    "I slept in a dorm with most beds full. It was warm, showers and toilets clean"
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    "Luck of the draw. They may have rooms to sleep less people, which I'd advise!"
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    "best room for girls is room 5, quietest room is 10"
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