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Reviews of Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

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

85.5% Overall Rating

337 out of 356 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/05/2014)

"Excellent hostel and was perfect for what we were looking for. Staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming."

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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 3.42
  • Breakfast USD 7.69
  • Towel USD 3.42

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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85.5%

Overall Rating

337 out of 356 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
88.0%
Value
82.4%
Safety
88.0%
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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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

06 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room was very large.

Disliked: Towels and wi-fi for additional money.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway
Shopping

06 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best Hostels i have ever stayed in!!

Disliked: Absolutely nothng! It was great!

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

Mihaly Iveszics

With friends / other travellers

City break

05 December 2010 Mihaly would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, nice showers, good value.

Disliked: Much like a hotel, missing the backpacker feeling

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

Katherine Mercier

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

21 November 2010 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, very friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: There should be a luggage room for travellers to put their luggage; I didn't have any coins with me so the lockers were inconvenient.

100.0%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Shopping
Work / volunteering
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean, save and great location - close to the center of town but without night life noise.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, pleased with standard of private room and cleanliness and security standards high.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joanne Warne

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

09 October 2010 Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: WOW! Had a private ensuite - firstly, room v. clean. 2 single beds for 1, v. clean and crisp sheets. Purchased 2 towels @ £1 ea and they were good! Beds were okay ie: squeaked so bad that I got up to make sure it was not broken - wondered what the 'heavier' ppl I saw in reception would have made of them. Secondly, shower was clean and pressure was AWESOME. Room v. clean. Reception & Staff friendly and v. helpful. Bistro & Cafe prices average but food good (ordered salad, large and yummy) - average prices £5 - £9. Looks like a cheap hotel - my Fri & Sat nite - the cafe area etc., is not one for young travelling backpackers - lots of families, lots of older ppl (over 50) so for a cheap and local place to stay, this is it. Private lockers to store luggage so v. secure priced at £.50p first 2 hours and £.20p hour thereafter. 8 min walk to waverley station - good restaurants etc., nearby. love love loved it for price & location but if you are travelling to meet others, this mite not b 4 u. ps lifts clean too :)

Disliked: Joanne left no negative feedback.

62.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and keep the private for the traverlers

Disliked: too commerical and a little bite far from the city centre

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Seemed very secure.

Disliked: It wasn't really in the best location - not terrible, but not great.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best was the location and the room quality.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Nils Bertelsen

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

11 August 2010 Nils would recommend this property

Liked: We had a twin room, which was very nice, surprisingly with own toilet and bathroom.

Disliked: The price was rather high, but I guess you have to expect this with rooms which are close to hotel standard.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location within easy walking distance of the city centre. Good size room with an amazing shower!! Staff very pleasant and helpful. Would definately stay there again.

Disliked: A towel or bit of shower gel would be a nice touch!

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

12 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and friendly and great food.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

05 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Allmost everything was good. Only the location. At night there was much nois of the traffic.

Disliked: see above

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good catering facilities - clean rooms - friendly helpful staff

Disliked: Bike shed poorly located down a flight of very steep steps - hostel very warm and alot of street noise at night

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Customer review

24 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was all it was quoted; thedrawback from our point of view was the streetside rooms were very noisy _ perhaps double glazing would be the answer. Otherwise, a great place to stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Irene Wilson

21 June 2010 Irene would recommend this property

Liked: Was most impressed with the cleanliness and location of the hostel. Cooking facilities were great and much appreciated. The staff service was good, especially when I needed assistance to get a school pupil back into her room (no english) as she had locked herself out and was in great distress at @ 4am one morning. Have already recommended this hostel to people and will continue to do so. Great experience and very comfortable.

Disliked: Irene left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

20 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, quiet rooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

20 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, quiet rooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean. Only 10 mins walk to city. Only downside was that our room was right by the road so was very noisy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Heinz Schnürle

02 June 2010 Heinz would recommend this property

Liked: Ein sehr schönes, sauberes Hostel - allerdings auch recht teuer. Aber unbedingt empfehlenswert!

Disliked: Heinz left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

01 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really clean, looks maybe a bit sterile, slept well, room was big, would recommend

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

23 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was really clean and everything worked as it was meant to.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

16 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.