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

87.2% Overall Rating

334 out of 353 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 7.57
  • 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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87.2%

Overall Rating

334 out of 353 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Edinburgh Central Hostel'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
89.6%
Value
83.2%
Safety
90.4%
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94.3%
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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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
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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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%
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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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Customer review

16 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Diego Arboleda

10 May 2010 Diego would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent quality of service, great location. Great value for money!

Disliked: Diego left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Things were very clean, staff friendly and helpful. It might take a bit longer than 10 minutes to walk there from the train station (as described by the hostel on the website), but still it was very well located and most of the attractions were within walking distance. Playhouse's super near.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.