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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%

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Anonymous
19 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: It was so close to everything, very well priced and good facilities. I ended up getting much more value than I expected, I booked an 8 bed dorm and ended up in a 3 bed do with a bottom double bunk. I was very impressed, the rooms were nice and clean and so much better than almost every hostel I've stayed in.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
25 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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

Disliked: Nothing,it was great

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
21 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Central Location and Value for Money

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

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

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

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

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.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

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)

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
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69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
02 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: security and cleanliness

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

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: It's clean and the staff is friendly

Disliked: It's expensive

Customer would recommend this property

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