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Reviews of Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

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

85.1% Overall Rating

344 out of 364 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/03/2015)

Lisa Smith thinks…

"The room was clean, just what I needed and paid for. The cooked breakfast was amazing..."

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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 2.97
  • Breakfast USD 6.69
  • Towel USD 2.97

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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85.1%

Overall Rating

344 out of 364 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
83.2%
Safety
88.8%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic self catering facilities. Very helpful staff. Walking distance to city.

Disliked: Nothing,it was great

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

22 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central Location and Value for Money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities, spacious and very clean. A very well kept hostel.

Disliked: Location was a bit far from the city centre and restaurants.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great for walking into the city and the bus stop is just across the road.

Disliked: The left luggage system could be more secure. Residents are given the key and just levae and collect luggage as they wish and is not supervised or regulated.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was nice and quiet which was important as we were running the Edinburgh Marathon.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

28 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and nice room, good kitchen facilities. Fairly central location

Disliked: Our room overlooked the main road, and so was very noisy at night (it was really hot so had to leave the window open)

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good. Also, we lost one of the access cards and the staff were nice enough to replace it for free.

Disliked: Had to pay for internet, the heater in the room was too small and it got a bit cold.

100.0%
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William Stringer

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 March 2012 William would recommend this property

Liked: security and cleanliness

Disliked: Very minor: sink in room didn't remove water very quickly

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean and the staff is friendly

Disliked: It's expensive

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

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

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

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.