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Reviews of Kick Ass Hostels

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

89.6% Overall Rating

108 out of 113 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/08/2015)

"A very clean and modern hostel. The beds each had their own personal lights, shelves, and sockets. The room even had a "night light" that you can press a button and a red light will fill the room as opposed to…"

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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 1.55
  • Towel USD 1.55

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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89.6%

Overall Rating

108 out of 113 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kick Ass Hostels'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
84.8%
Value
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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

22 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very clean and modern hostel. The beds each had their own personal lights, shelves, and sockets. The room even had a "night light" that you can press a button and a red light will fill the room as opposed to a blinding normal light that would wake up your roommates if you came in late. The bar had good food for a reasonable price and the staff were all very friendly. Strong wi-fi throughout the whole building.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

19 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location, nicely decorated with a modern character. Dorms are spacious and well set-out with individual night-lights for each bed and lockers.

Disliked: Generally very clean but I did discover a mouse in my room. I was compensated for two nights of my stay due to this and have been assured that the hostel take great measures to ensure they are vermin-free.

40.0%
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Alexandria Adamson

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

18 August 2015

Liked: modern contemporary design

Disliked: the staff for being so rude and vulgar and some aggressive, the clenliness, the maintanence of the facilities and for it not being so disabled friendly the lift never worked and no help was offered by staff.

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Madison Carroll

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2015 Madison would recommend this property

Liked: Kickass hostel is located in a great area of Edinburgh and the walking tour picks up there each morning (which was an awesome tour). The hostel is clean and everyone is very friendly. The cafe bar area is nice and we loved our stay here.

Disliked: Everything was great.

82.9%
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Tamara Baker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2015 Tamara would recommend this property

Liked: Had a really nice stay thank you and front reception were very nice and helpful. Rooms were nice and spacious and the beds comfortable.

Disliked: N/A

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K THOMSON

Alone

Business / conference

12 August 2015 K would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in the shadow of the Castle. Easy to park close by. Helpful friendly staff. Professionally cleaned [by no means a given in Edinburgh hostels] so the place was spotless, everything worked!

Disliked: I kept mislaying my key card. But that was my fault!

88.6%
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Jeremy Andrews

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2015 Jeremy would recommend this property

Liked: Individual lockers, power points and reading lamps. Real full-sized mattresses. Very clean rooms and facilities.

Disliked: Showers use push-button, making it impossible to control temperature. Much noise from bar on top floor. Staff always seem surly or blasé...maybe they are trying to appear "cool- or something, doesn't appeal to me though.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really enjoyed staying at this hostel. It's in a great location, staff was super helpful and friendly, rooms were ok-sized (8 bed dorm), and there are big lockers and space under the beds to store your luggage. Bathrooms were always clean and there were plenty of toilets and showers, so you never had to wait. Would definitely recommend staying here if you are coming to Edinburgh :)

Disliked: The only thing I disliked was the noise level from the bar, cause it was directly above our room so sleeping before midnight without earplugs was near impossible.

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

27 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bed was so comfy and clean. Location was good as well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Hannah Donoghue

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2015 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Cafe and Bar.

Disliked: Could be another social area, like a chill out lounge but otherwise was a great hostel.

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Callum Snell

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2015 Callum would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, well-presented, efficient check in and out process. Comfortable. Only had a fleeting overnight stay but it seemed keen to promote social activity within the premises. Very good location as well, just off the Royal Mile and walking distance to within everything.

Disliked: Charging for towels and locker keys is a big urgh of mine.

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Sam De Nike

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

12 June 2015 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Chill vibes

Disliked: Nada

42.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2015

Liked: Really nice shower on first floor. Very helpful Australian lady on admin.

Disliked: Not the easiest location to get to. Room was too warm to sleep. No mirror in room or adjoining bathroom. Shower in room didn't have any pressure .

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, and in a great location. The cafe and bar were pretty affordable as well. I liked the personal lights and outlets next to each bed in particular -- despite staying in a 10 bed dorm, it felt quite spacious.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Amelie Hine

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2015 Amelie would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are really friendly. Was a little worrie about having booked a ten bed dorm but when I arived there were only 6 beds in the dorm. Great!

Disliked: Snoring but that's not the hostel's fault

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giulia nannetti

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 May 2015 giulia would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is new and you can see that in the rooms and common space. The free walking tour is a great way to meet other people of the hostel and the cafè and bar have resonable price and a good athmosphere.

Disliked: giulia left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Work / volunteering

05 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was really thoughtfully designed, with loads of nice useful little features such as charging points next to each individual bed.

Disliked: It was a bit of a maze, but signs were colourful and well-designed

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and tidy, toilets and showers were clean at all the times, rooms as well, hairdryer available, I never was waiting in a que for shower. Hostel looks like new, that helps to keep it clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful, plus not annoying at all. Location is perfect and the bar next door other side of street gave us 20% of! Bar and cafe inside - nice, simple, not too expensive. Food is nice. Overall the best experience in hostel so far :)

Disliked: Self service kitchen would save some money for savers :)

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Denisa Marinovova

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

23 April 2015 Denisa would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was really nice and clean all the time.. every night there was something going on at the bar which was great. Very friendly staff and great location..

Disliked: Denisa left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The large lockers, many showers, bar and cafe in the hostel

Disliked: Our room was right next to the smoke area so if you opened the window to air out the room it just filled with smoke and as there is only a bar and no lounge to drink your own drinks people were partying in the smoke area till late at night making it impossible to sleep.

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85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Robin Seffrin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2015 Robin would recommend this property

Liked: great bar with different events

Disliked: split of people in the rooms

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved everything about this hostel - the location, the staff as well as the cleanliness! Especially the cleanliness! The shared bathrooms were always neat and tidy. The rooms are quite spacious and you get enough personal space. The lockers next to each bed are a great feature - you are never worried about safe-keep of your belongings. The staff is superbly nice and always ready to help. The only negative is that since the hostel is right on the main road of a popular area, you keep hearing noises from people on the road till late at night, which can create disturbance if you are a light sleeper. Also, while getting to the hostel, there is a small walk uphill from the train station. So if you're carrying slightly heavy bags, it can be demanding! But everything else makes up for this small inconvenience. Would definitely come back here on my next trip to Edinburgh!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
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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.

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91.4%
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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.

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