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    Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

    11/2 Robertson's Close, Edinburgh EH1 1LY, Scotland
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    1 - 5 of 41 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I stayed for one night only but was pretty happy for what I got. All went well from the very beginning to check-out. The accomodation is pretty student-like but everything was very clean and neat. The location is absolutely amazing - you can get around...More

    2  Thank Martina V
    Reviewed 4 June 2017

    I believe this is student accommodation, and only available through SYHA in summer time. But when it is available, it's a great place to stay in Edinburgh, and doesn't seem to run out of availability as quickly as other hostels. Despite being a temporary hostel,...More

    Thank Jon M
    Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth HostelResponded 15 June 2017

    Hello, Many thanks for posting, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in 2016. You are correct we run this student property during the summer months to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and we will open for business in 2017 on 5th July until...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2016

    I had a private room with a lock and felt very secure. The shared bathroom was single-occupancy (with a lock) and provided plenty of privacy. Overall I felt like I got good value (Edinburgh is an expensive place!) but the room and facilities were... quite...More

    Thank codebutler
    Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth HostelResponded 8 September 2016

    Hi, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We will take onboard your commnets and pass these onto the team we rent the property from. Lorna Padden

    Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

    Typical student accommodation. Hard beds, creaky floors and doors that slam. Take earplugs for a good night sleep. However it is cheap and central and warm. Each room is located in a separate flat of 5 rooms with a kitchen attached. The bathrooms are shared...More

    Thank deborahadams24
    Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth HostelResponded 8 September 2016

    Hi, Thanks for your kind words, we will pass the facilities information onto the property that we rent it from. many thanks Lorna Padden

    Reviewed 27 August 2016

    I arranged our stay for my group of 23 Girl Guides for 3 nights in July. Each pod has 6 single rooms, 2 full baths (3 bedrooms & 1 bath down each hall) and a kitchen/dining/sitting area. We rented 4 complete pods. The rooms were...More

    Thank AuntyLeo
    Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth HostelResponded 8 September 2016

    Hi, Tyank you very much for your kind review, glad we looked after you and sorry about the mix up with bags. We don't officially get the building until a certain time, but we got in early that day so it wasn't a problem. Hope...More

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    "You can request a quieter room while booking"
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    "Basic rooms but clean and comfortable"
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    "For a quiet night rooms direct to cowgate street should be avoided"
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    "Try to avoid rooms with windows towards Cowgate - it gets busy and loud at night."
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