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Reviews of Belford Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

6/8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 66%

Facilities 77%

Location 79%

Safety 85%

Staff 85%

Value 83%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 5.58USD
  • Luggage Room 1.41USD
  • Towel 1.41USD

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.***

The Serious Stuff
Due to our guests being of an adult age we do not accept under 12'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.

During the month of August/Rugby/Bank Holiday Weekends/Easter/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 > 14 days before arrival we will retain 25% or the first night - Less than 14 days notice no refund will be given.

If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.

Hogmanay Special Please Note: For All Hogmanay Bookings, your credit card will be charged the full outstanding amount shortly after the booking is made. Cancellations made more than 14 days before the arrival date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before the arrival date shall not receive any refund.

If your card is declined your booking will be cancelled.

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?

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Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 66%

Facilities 77%

Location 79%

Safety 85%

Staff 85%

Value 83%

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100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: All

Disliked: None

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Guests were really friendly and chilled out Love the shared kitchen and convenient helpful things like the free food cupboard and free toiletries box Lovely common room Everything was clean and well-kept

Disliked: The wifi in the rooms didnt work The staff were really friendly except one older lady at the reception who was extremely rude to us- she was annoyed that we wanted to keep our luggage at reception for the day, even tho we asked politely. And she was then angry to serve us when we returned making impatient comments. (I would have given Belford top ratings apart from this incident)

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: This hostel is worth of every penny you have paid.....

Disliked: Nothing...

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
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  • Location - 60%
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  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The idea. An old church! But that's it nothing more.

Disliked: Not clean. I stayed in a room where there were trash on the floor.

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 May 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: The staff is funny and ready to help and simply lovely people.

Disliked: Nothing:)

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Lovethelocation

Disliked: Ihadabadexperiencewithbadbugslhave beenbittenverybadlylthinktheplacedidn'thbeenbittenverybadlylthinktheplacedidn'thaveagoodlevelofigiene

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
23 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Everything was Fine

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The hostel was easy to find. Near to the Main Street. Impressive from outside good security with pass number.entrance systemThe bed was comfortable. The room adequate for sleeping with facility to charge phones etc Quiet. (October) Friendly downstairs room. With adequate seating. And comfy chairs cooking fasciitis were excellent. Plenty desk area for computer etc. toilets etc functionalDesk staff. Helpful

Disliked: For the amount of money there was nothing to dislike

Customer would recommend this property

40% Overall Rating
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40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The church concept was cool.

Disliked: This hostel has bed bugs - we were definitely bit by bed bugs on our stay at this hostel (we had not been staying at any previous hostel, so it had to be this one). Also, the bathrooms near the sleeping area were pretty sad - no soap, ever, in the dispensers. I really liked the idea of a gothic church converted into a hostel, but in chilly Sept, this equalled an unpleasant atmosphere. The 8 person bedrooms were extremely cramped. Also, even though the hostel appears pretty close to the city centre, we found it a long walk back and forth, when we got there. Altogther, I would recommend stayng somewhere else!

80% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Sleeping in a church is obviously an amazing experience. The place is cheap and well located and offers value for money.

Disliked: The toilets could be a bit cleaner but nothing really bad.

Customer would recommend this property

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