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Reviews of Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 86%

Location 90%

Safety 93%

Staff 87%

Value 89%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel reception is open 24 hours, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00. You’re welcome to arrive at any time, though rooms are accessible only after 15.00.

Continental or Scottish breakfast is available from 7.30-10.00 and our licensed Haddington Place Cafe is open from 7.30-23.00, serving snacks and meals from 10.00-21.00.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

If you’re looking to explore Scotland you can book sightseeing tours to suit your budget on-site with our partner Timberbush. We can also book youth hostels for your onward journey at reception.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 86%

Location 90%

Safety 93%

Staff 87%

Value 89%

Showing 11-20 of 57 reviews

83% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I loved we have a toilet/shower for ourselves. And we had a kitchen to use.

Disliked: It was an end walking out of the old city. But that has nothin to do with your comments....

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It is located in the centre of the city. Very easy to get to wherever you want. It has a nice clientele and feels very family-friendly.

Disliked: It was very noisy with all the traffic running past our window! I woke up all the time and slept rather poorly. Ear-plugs recommended. Also I would not recommend the breakfast, as it was very meagre.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: location ,price and ease of booking

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: good management

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great clean simple rooms With private toillets. Friendly staff. Clean kitchen!!! All comum spaces were clean. Truthly recommended.

Disliked: No free wi-fi.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 May 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: very good location, we had a cooked breakfast which was really nice

Disliked: lockers are expensive to rent,

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Visiting friends or family

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

Disliked: The only complaint I have about the room is that there's no TV in the room...

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Great location,helpfull staff,airey rooms,clean, good facilities, secure, good breakfast,good atmosphere(even for the oldies group I was with)

Disliked: nothing, it is a good quality hostel in a good location, great for a 1/2 night stay..

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
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

Liked: .

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94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
City break, Family Holiday

Liked: the cleanliness of the hostel is fantastic from the bedroom to the kitchen. it is not too far from the few attractions in Edinburgh too, about 12 mins walk to Carlton Hill and another 5 mins to the city centre. they have late check out service too.

Disliked: everything was fine. except the fact that the luggage storage facilities is not very considerate as it is based on an hourly rate, not free.

Customer would recommend this property

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