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“Haggis Hostel - Very High Quality”
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Haggis Hostels
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Pittsburgh
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31 reviews
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“Haggis Hostel - Very High Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

This Hostel is in an excellent location in Edinburgh - easy walk to train/bus station, and all city tourist attractions. Holyrood Park is also a quick walk away. The bedrooms, common rooms, kitchen, and bathroom/showers were immaculately clean at all times. There were computers for free use, plus inexpensive wireless available. The common room had a TV and a guitar. The staff were all friendly and helpful (especially Allen), but not at all intrusive. The included breakfast is basic and good quality. Although there were several other people staying in Haggis at the same time, it was quiet and peaceful. The only downside is that it is expensive for a hostel, although it seems to be similar to all hostels in the area (plus I was there at a popular time - the Fringe Festival). I will definitely stay there again if I'm lucky enough to return to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

Right in the thick of it the hostel has a central location right next to the main shopping street in Edinburgh. The hostel is very clean. Staff welcoming and friendly. Continental breakfast is included in price. Rooms are basic but very clean. Various deposits were required for this and that but I'm sure that happens in most other hostels too.
Didnt seem to mind us coming in very very late 05:00 AM which was great!
For me the only downside was the showers. Small electric and a bit under powered. But other than that very good.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Stayed at Haggis Hostel this week. Lovely new kitchen - plenty of dishes etc - good quality. Breakfast was included in price. Really nice showers too. Staff could not have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend. Debbie Newlands.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

We only stayed for one night but really regretted not having come earlier. This hostel is awesome as it's right next to Princes St and close to the castle and other sights. The staff were so kind and generous. They gave us free tickets to see Jimeoin as part of the Fringe Festival within half an hour of us arriving. What an unforgettable night. I can't recommend this place highly enough - we would definitely stay here again next time we're in Edinburgh. Perfect!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012 via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at haggis. Excellent place to stay, we arrived early hours of the morning and Robbie on reception was very welcoming. There were 4 of us sharing a 4 bed dorm and although not massive the room was clean and comfortable. Beds were very comfy and hard to get out of. Showers and toilets always very clean, plenty of hot water. Excellent breakfast, toast, muffins fruit all complementary. Location is spot on and would definitely stay again and will be recommending to friends. Sarah and Co

  • Stayed July 2012
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Additional Information about Haggis Hostels

Property: Haggis Hostels
Address: 5 / 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 215 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,902 - ₹ 18,773
Hotel Class:4 star — Haggis Hostels 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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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