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Reviews of Belford Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

6/8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 77%

Location 74%

Safety 83%

Staff 83%

Value 87%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • WiFi

Important Information

You may cancel your booking up to 48hrs hours before arrival. Less than 48hrs notice the first night will be charged.

***In the event of a no-show (non arrival) without cancellation you will be charged the full amount.***

***Photo ID (Drivers Licence, Passport) is required to check-in to the hostel. If you are unable to produce photo ID on arrival we will not honour your booking.***
Hogmanay - Belford New Year Package includes a free bar starting at midnight 2016/17

The Serious Stuff
Due to our guests being of an adult age we do not accept under 18's in our dormitories.

10 key deposits per person are required at check-in.

We accept all major credit/debit cards, but do charge a minimum 50 pence transaction fee

Card Charges
Under 25.00 - 0.50 pence Charge
Over 25.00 - 2% Charge


Groups of six or more people may be subject to a GBP 20/person security deposit, which will be refunded upon departure, pending a room check and appropriate behaviour.

Smoking is now illegal in all public places; thus, the hostel is 100% non-smoking. There is a minimum charge of GBP 50 if you smoke in this hostel.

Special event bookings: August/Rugby/Hogmanay

The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival. If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs. Cancellations - 1 month to 14 days before arrival we will retain 50%. Less than 14 days notice and no refund will be given.

If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.

We do not accept Hen or Stag parties

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 77%

Location 74%

Safety 83%

Staff 83%

Value 87%

Showing 1-10 of 30 reviews

91% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Nice location just a refreshing walk from the city centre in a beautiful neighbourhood. Staff was helpful and efficient, and the hostel is great for solo or group backpackers with places to relax, cook, store food, and do computer work. Nice bathroom facilities, too.

Disliked: No ensuite bathrooms, so may not be ideal for couples traveling. Very comfortable and spacious private rooms, however!

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating


02 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: quiet and clean

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating


19 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable, the linen was particularly soft. Individual light available in the bed. The showers were very modern and convenient, with space to leave your clothes, towel, etc. and shelfs for the products. Cheap breakfast offered for 1.5 pounds. The decoration and artwork was very cool. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Plenty of toilets available.

Disliked: It was just a bit far from the city centre, but not much.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The friendly staff

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: It is a very decorated place.

Disliked: A bit out of town so it is quiet at night when I walk back.

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Cheap price

Disliked: Rooms are not clean. Lockers are century old. Need trainings to open your doors.

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Location was ok, about a 20 minute walk to downtown center. It was very cheap, so you get what you pay for. Free lockers.

Disliked: Bathrooms very small, rooms very cramped, the kitchen area smelled and did not provide a lot. ALSO, SO COLD. HEAT DID NOT WORK.

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating


06 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Approach of the manager and all the team. The showers are very clean and well organized. the kitchen clean, well organized. beds and beddings very comfy.

Disliked: you must be very carefully, if you would like to book another days during the weekends they are never have places. you must book long before.

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Cool art on the walls Friendly staff

Disliked: Rooms smelled badly because of humidity Beds old and not really comfy Bathrooms for ladies downstairs Quite a walk to the city centre

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The mostly I liked the location, because I have never slept in a church before and it was fantastic.

Customer would recommend this property

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