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Reviews of Kick Ass Hostels

Hostel | 2 West Port, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2JA

92.9% Overall Rating

83 out of 86 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/03/2015)

"The hostel is very clean, the bar looks very clean with lots of young people around. The beds are good and they have the reading lights beside it."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.49
  • Towel USD 1.49

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties. Please note that this hostel has a strict age limit of 18 and over. Any customers arriving who are under this age will unfortunately not be allowed to stay because of Scotland’s strict licensing regulations and will be charged for the first night accommodation. We will contact you at the time of booking for the CVV code in order to verify the card.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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92.9%

Overall Rating

83 out of 86 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kick Ass Hostels'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
91.2%
Value
90.4%
Safety
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very clean, the bar looks very clean with lots of young people around. The beds are good and they have the reading lights beside it.

Disliked: The timer in the shower is annoying, beside the fact that you can't control the temperature of the water. I would like to have another bin inside the toilet as well. I would prefer to have a breakfast like most of hostels offers, with a buffet and a fixed price.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, clean showers, cafe downstairs had good food, affordable prices and friendly staff

Disliked: No power outlets by the sinks/mirrors. Only 1 toilet on the floor and it got gross at night when people were partying.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

24 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty much everything, kickass hostel has more than an usual hostel.

Disliked: I enjoyed everything!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

BROSSET Amélie

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2015 BROSSET would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. The most clean I never been.

Disliked: BROSSET left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Catherine dee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2015 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms very spacious, big locker to store your stuff and cool bar upstairs. Location is also good, can walk to everywhere in Edinburgh.

Disliked: The bathrooms were coed but that was ok.

100.0%
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Warren Barot

Alone

City break

17 February 2015 Warren would recommend this property

Liked: Place is properly secured and clean . Organized well

Disliked: nothing really

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ellen tattam

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2015 ellen would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms and bathrooms always clean and tidy. Fun bar with activities always on and cheap drinks and meals :-)

Disliked: No common rooms, kitchen was very clinical and cold. The hostel was quite cold

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are very spacious. Showers are really nice and hostel bar is perfect for gatherings. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need for a dinner.

Disliked: Food wasn't that good, but it's cheap.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rosie Wheeler

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2015 Rosie would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing bright atmosphere with rooms overlooking Edinburgh castle

Disliked: No ear plugs available when in need for emergencies. (Snoring roommates)

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

timothy reese

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2015 timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Free pub crawl every night, I actually never slept in my bed all 3 nights

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to city centre, and from window we had view for the Edinburgh Castle :)

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

timothy reese

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2014 timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Great pub crawl! Hot chicks

Disliked: Our free tour guide was new and had no idea what he was talking about. LOL, I never actually slept in the hostel a single night, but it was great during the day

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Staff and awesome atmosphere

Disliked: Hot water in the showers were notoriously variable; the hostel needs a better hot water system

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Theresa Körner

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014 Theresa would recommend this property

Liked: Big, clean rooms, great location.

Disliked: Kitchen was hidden (no sign showing were it is)

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Mariano Canciani

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

14 September 2014 Mariano would recommend this property

Liked: Phenomenal hostel, likely the best I've stayed in, has done everything right.

Disliked: N/A

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

14 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and neatness to very good level. All necessary facilities available - kitchen with availability of fridge, freezer, pantry items storage and cooking facilities. Extra storage facilities in a separate room. A cupboard per person in each bedroom that can be locked and can be used to store valuables.

Disliked: Shower rooms were a bit tiny and did not allow any temperature control.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

steven riecken

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2014 steven would recommend this property

Liked: Phenomenal hostel, likely the best I've stayed in, has done everything right.

Disliked: Hard to find stuff... No sharp knife in the kitchen and the door closes a little loudly.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Felipe Tobal de Matos

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2014 Felipe would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and tidy

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent facilities, very clean, and a good atmosphere.

Disliked: It was located on a loud, busy street. But that's to be expected at a hostel in the center of town.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Athena Oldfather

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2014 Athena would recommend this property

Liked: Really fun! Great activities and staff.

Disliked: Athena left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: l

Disliked: l

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

peter dooley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

26 August 2014 peter would recommend this property

Liked: good wholesome and a proud hostel full of splendour and hard to find pleasure. it moored my senses and patalabha the pootka. i nuive sa badasa a gren titiata.

Disliked: well it was a hostel and a hostel and a hotel in the koona buraita biq and all that pootna namhata

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rowan Ellis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014 Rowan would recommend this property

Liked: Modern, clean. Excellent location.

Disliked: Showers were hit and miss. Water pressure sucked.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

22 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really great rooms. Comfortable beds, large, spacious and clean room. Modern.Great location. Good bar/cafe upstairs with snooker, table tennis, piano, and little booths.

Disliked: On the website it said you could rent locks for £1 but when we got there were none, and the option for renting seemed to have changed to purchasing locks for £4. I didn't like the fact that loos and showers are unisex. Loos could have been cleaner but generally OK.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Arnold Reed Durant

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2014 Arnold Reed would recommend this property

Liked: View and locaton, clean and comfortable.

Disliked: No free breakfast