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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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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

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!!

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
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71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

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.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Neat and clean room. Facilities is very good.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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!!

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: New and clean rooms. Good showers and good service at the reseption.

Disliked: Noisy street behind the walls.

Customer would recommend this property

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