Don't let the building entrance fool you, this isn't your typical cheap and dirty hostel. The building entrance and the stairs look nasty but as soon as you enter the door to the Haggis Hostel, you're in a totally different place.
The hostel, located at the center of Edinburgh and 5 minutes walk from the Waverley station, has just been redone a few months ago (reopened in August), with everything from floors to ceilings being new, very nice and friendly staff, and some little things that make a big difference!
For instance, breakfast is included in the price!
There's a very nice and brand new kitchen you can use at any time, with fruit, bread, cereals, tea and coffee for free.
You have free wi-fi that actually works - and is secured with WPA2!
The next day we wanted to visit the National Museum of Scotland but we didn't want to carry our bags around the city, so we left them there for £2 each - for me, given the weight of our bags, this was worth gold!
And last but not least, the reason (I suppose) for the hostel name: they have the best haggis I have ever tasted! For £5 you get a big plate of haggis, neeps and tatties, with an amazing whiskey gravy, and if you want, they also have the vegetarian version. Chris, one of the owners, is a master chef, and his recipe as won an award, so make sure you have a taste of it. It was so good that before we left, we got two more portions of it to eat on the bus!
I'll definitely recommend this hostel to anyone who visits Edinburgh. You can tell that it is being ran by people who care and really want to make a difference in the service you get. I hope that when their business grows, they don't lose this passion that makes the Haggis Hostel so great!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Haggis Hostel in Edinburgh. We are Edinburgh's premier affordable accommodation provider and Edinburgh s Best Hostel. With the most central location of any hostel in Edinburgh. We should be your first choice when looking for accommodation in Edinburgh. The hostel is in a newly renovated Georgian building (1838), and is fully equipped with all the facilities you need to make your stay in Edinburgh a memorable one. The hostel rooms are all clean and spacious, and are equipped with international sockets, so you don't need to go scrabbling around for an adapter just to charge your phone. If you're looking for the most friendly, comfortable hostel in Edinburgh, then you've found it. We've tried hard to think of all the things you'll need to make your stay a happy one, you can trust Haggis Hostels. We also specialise in exclusive hire and cater for groups offering full catering facilities, excursions and transportation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Haggis Hostels Edinburgh, Scotland