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Hostel | 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 4AL

85.7% Overall Rating

335 out of 354 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/10/2013)

"Our checking in was just great, later we needed help with information re travel around Edinburgh, the staff were just so helpful. For value the accomodation was very good, would have no hesitation returning. Another…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.36
  • Breakfast USD 7.56
  • Towel USD 3.36

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

The cancellation fee if cancelling less than 72 hours prior to arrival or in the case of a no show the fee is the full cost of the booking.

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85.7%

Overall Rating

335 out of 354 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Edinburgh Central Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
88.8%
Value
81.6%
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danny oliffe

Alone

Partying / nightlife

05 January 2012 danny would recommend this property

Liked: very new and clean. big 4 bed dorm, most other hostels would have 8 beds in there!! great ensuite too!! lots of social areas, very good location. plenty of staff to help out. thoughly recommend this place for sure.

Disliked: was expensive. but it was new years and i did book 2 days before!!! so cant really complain!!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Yosuke Tsunoda

Alone

Events / festivals

01 January 2012 Yosuke would recommend this property

Liked: Location was really near from city centre, so I could go back quckly after Edhinburgh'Hogmany.

Disliked: My stays were a high season, so prices were just expensive and I was required to stay two night.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Neat and clean room. Facilities is very good.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at - definitely deserves its 5-star rating. Clean & comfortable ensuite, safe hostel with helpful 24h reception (anything we asked, they found out for us). Very good breakfast for a bit of extra. We found the location (about 15 minutes away from the train station) good.

Disliked: If breakfast was included in the price, this would be the best hostel ever.

97.1%
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HAYLEY CONWAY

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2011 HAYLEY would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the atmosphere and general experience of the hostel

Disliked: There was one reception man who was EXTREMELY rude and abrupt with all customers!!

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thorsten Leisser

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2011 Thorsten would recommend this property

Liked: Self-catering kitchen.

Disliked: Check-in time only fro 3 p.m.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and they are always willing to help. Very clean and safe

Disliked: The matress was to soft and the beds are really are noisy

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: New and clean rooms. Good showers and good service at the reseption.

Disliked: Noisy street behind the walls.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean and convenient location

Disliked: Was not impressed by the extras which would normally included - for example left luggage and internet.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Annette Chase

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

23 May 2011 Annette would recommend this property

Liked: Good clean value for money

Disliked: Liked most things but the training staff were slow

97.1%
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David BOWIE

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 May 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: Secure, clean and efficient with friendly desk staff.

Disliked: Access from train station needs updating/correcting. Canteen needs to heat its plates. Not enough emphasis on full-time, full-use SYHA movement, as if trying to promote itself as one of those part-time university 'hostels' when the students are away, rather than a professionally run full-time hostel, something which is far more desirable to the traveller making a choice.

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Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean

Disliked: none

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Kennth Stewart

With a large group / tour

City break

09 May 2011 Kennth would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All the amenities and location.

Disliked: None.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfortable beds, variety of areas to sit and relaxe

Disliked: I dont know how they can charge £20 for a bed in an 8 bed dormitory - I expect to pay less for a bed in larger dorms - this hostel seems to have a 'blanket' charge regardless of no of beds in the room.

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Thomas Silbernagl

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

20 March 2011 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location. No curfew. Lockers for baggage (really handy). Friendly staff. A little expensive, even for Edinburgh

Disliked: If you are looking for a place with lots of young people thats the wrong location for you.

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KSHITIZ GOYAL

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2011 KSHITIZ would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was fantastic about this property, it is beyond expectations. I will strongly recommend this property to all my friends ever visiting to Scotland. Property located in the heart of the city and its very easy to hop in anywhere. All in all a perfect value for money and at the end of the day a relaxing stay feels like @ home.

Disliked: There nothing dislike for this property.

85.7%
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CARMEN ALPUENTE

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 January 2011 CARMEN would recommend this property

Liked: This was a very good located hostel, near of pubs and discos to have fun. Walk distance to the city center as well. Very clean and safety. New furniture, or at least it seems so. Without disturbance or any problem in the aisles. We had a very nice weekend and I would sincerely recomend it.

Disliked: They charge the room when you arrive.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2011

Liked: The rooms and room facilities were good.

Disliked: The general atmosphere. Also the communal kitchen was not really part of the hostel. Next tot that the internet was not free when using wifi and the computers were next to the door which was really cold in winter.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has improved. good kitchen and a tv with more than nwes.

Disliked: To pay for the storage of luggage

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

29 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the high standard of cleanliness and overall atmosphere.

Disliked: Extra fees of eg. luggage room and breakfast.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: (1) Friendliness and helpfulness of staff; (2) good quality of room and ensuite facilities; (3) convenient location to central Edinburgh, bus routes, shops and restaurants. (4) very good kitchen facilties

Disliked: (1) Unable to book by phone or in person unless willing to pay full price in advance; (2) poor security of unlocked kitchen food lockers (3) high prices for food in cafe; (4) very high prices during holiday period; (5) restaurant not available to residents during normal dining hours.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 December 2010

Liked: very clean, water hot, good shower

Disliked: Blinds in room did not close properly, Heating very noisy. Room so basic and totally soulless

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and centrally located

Disliked: In the 21st century, wifi should be free

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you're into the large hostel scene, this place is great. The rooms and entire facility was very clean. The staff was helpful and polite.

Disliked: The site mentions wifi is available, but never mentions a fee. I can't remember the exact costs, but I was disappointed to learn it wasn't free.