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Reviews of Kick Ass Hostels

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

94.4% Overall Rating

93 out of 96 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/05/2015)

giulia nannetti thinks…

"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…"

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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 1.56
  • Towel USD 1.56

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.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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94.4%

Overall Rating

93 out of 96 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kick Ass Hostels'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
93.6%
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Value
92.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

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

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 :)

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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

100.0%
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Customer review

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!

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

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

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!

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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.

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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

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

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