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Reviews of The Westend Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 86%

Location 85%

Safety 90%

Staff 96%

Value 92%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bar
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 2.51USD
  • Towel 1.26USD

Important Information

If you have booked with an agent online or in person, any deposit is made to them and is non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is by 2pm, 2 days prior to your arrival date. Cancelling within 2 days of the arrival date or failure to arrive at the hotel on your day of arrival will see one night’s room rate charged to the credit card details provided to us with the booking and your booking will be cancelled for any further nights you have booked.

Due to the high demand for accommodation in Edinburgh over New Year, guests will be asked to settle 50% of their total amount, which is non-refundable, one month prior to arrival when booked into the hotel between:

29 December - 2 January (Inclusive)

If cancelling any bookings for these dates we require no less than 2 weeks notice for there to be no further charges made to your credit card. Cancelling within 2 weeks of your arrival date will see the total remaining balance of your bill charged to the credit card details provided to us with your booking.



Groups:
If you are a group of 8 or more you will be asked to pay the remaining balance as a group (not individually) and leave a £20 security bond per person on arrival. This bond will be returned on departure once the room has been checked. Please allow time for your room to be checked as this can take up to 15 mins, if you fail to leave time for your room to be inspected, bonds will not be returned. If we require any damages to be inspected by the owner, bonds will be kept and returned to you later once a price has been determined for the damage. Disturbing other guests may also result in a penalty charge, the amount will be determined on a case by case basis.

The reception is open daily from 08:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 22:00. Check in can be made between 12:00 and 14:00 and between 17:00 and 22:00."

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

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 90%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 86%

Location 85%

Safety 90%

Staff 96%

Value 92%

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80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Located in a quiet area, close to Haymarket train station, only a 10 minute walk to the centre, supermarkets and coffee shops are close by. Staff was very friendly and helpful, there is a common room (I think also a fridge to store your own food). Comfortable beds and enough space in the room for all people, lights by every bed, big bathrooms.

Disliked: No plugs by the beds, no elevator, floor was a bit dirty when I got there, but bathrooms were clean.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Great location and a beautiful hostel.

Disliked: There aren't enough power outlets.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay here. For the price you will not find a better private room in the city.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Liked: One of the best stay locations in edinburgh.enjoyed my stay to fullest.highly recommended :)

Disliked: n/a

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: everything

Disliked: to short amount of cups, no glasses in the kitchen

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice hostel in a nice area of Edinburgh.Located with easy walking distance of the city centre and nightlife.Tip . Ask staff for a bar crawl ticket it's awesome!

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice clean, comfortable & friendly hostel.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: building and whole style/atmosphere

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
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49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Male and female toilets weren't separated. Needs a better room card system as they kept deactivating despite never being near my phone! So far away from everything as well!

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Old building with all new facilities it has just been refurbished and everything is clean and new

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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