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Reviews of Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Edinburgh

Hostel

Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 89%

Location 84%

Safety 94%

Staff 89%

Value 89%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cafe
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

1 night cancellation fee. (No show - 1 night)

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 89%

Location 84%

Safety 94%

Staff 89%

Value 89%

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97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The Breakfast was fantastic, the sheets were soft and clean, never had to wait for a shower, the staff was extremely friendly and I was never not greeted with a smile, while I was there it was quiet as everyone that was staying there was very respectful and it wasn't a crazy party hostel, you were able to sleep soundly through the night. the location was good as it was far enough out of downtown/ busy streets so there was no loud traffic or drunk people keeping you up by yelling on the streets. it was about 20 minute walk maybe 30 minutes to hot spots but the walk is nice also. It was worth every penny I spent.

Disliked: the only thing that sucked about this place was that it was so good I never wanted to leave. it made every other hostel/hotel look like a halfway house.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Liked: The buffet breakfast blew my mind. After staying in dorms for so long it was great to have a little room all to myself. The grounds are beautiful. Very quiet area.

Disliked: More expensive than your typical hostel. You have to pay for wifi.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very organized check-in, the choices for breakfast were great, and maps and city information were readily available

Disliked: Shared washrooms, but individual sinks in the rooms

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: The immense, all you can eat free breakfast free breakfast

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very clean, excellent breakfast, comfortable rooms.

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Great accommodation option, I will further recommend it.

Disliked: The shared bathrooms were not extremelz clean.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: The place is beautiful (nice classic buildings mixed with modern ones), very clean and it has everything one may need. Bathrooms are nice and clean. Staff take care of you in details. Since it's close to the hills, you've got a very nice view every morning and every sunset. Self-service laundry really handy! It's very quiet too. Although not close to "city centre" (as written by them), there are buses for 1,30 pounds or taxis for 5 pounds at the front door. Really easy! Super worthy!

Disliked: Couldn't see as many foxes as I wanted too... there were only 3 playing around during the night! ;-)Place is just great!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: It was in a great location, the bathroom had a bath as well as a shower, there were lots of facilities in general

Disliked: Inside the building I was staying it was a little difficult to find my room at first, it was easy to get lost

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The environment is beautiful, right at the foot of Arthur's Seat. The room was very comfortable and clean. The free breakfast is simply amazing. You can eat as much as you want and there are so many things to choose from.

Disliked: If you want a quiet night, take earplugs with you. The internet is pricy.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Breakfast

Disliked: Limited parking.

Customer would recommend this property

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