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Reviews of Brodies Hostels Edinburgh Hostel

93 High St, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 63%

Cleanliness 53%

Facilities 47%

Location 94%

Safety 72%

Staff 78%

Value 64%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 3.15USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

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 63%

Cleanliness 53%

Facilities 47%

Location 94%

Safety 72%

Staff 78%

Value 64%

Showing 1-10 of 29 reviews

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


08 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Prime location

Disliked: Not clean. Wifi wasn't good.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Value for money. 8 pounds per night was very good option...

Disliked: Cleanliness in toilets

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location, friendly staff, low rates

Disliked: Not very clean, in kitchen definitely should be more cups or glasses

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
20 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Central location, easy access to main action scenes.

Disliked: Wifi is not free.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Location

Disliked: Ridiculously expensive. Room was clean, kitchen not so much. Staff was friendly. Great location but in comparison to pretty much any other hostel that one was a let down.

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The property was in the city centre, it was very easy to find. It's definitely an awesome value for money.

Disliked: It is mentioned on the website that the wifi usage would be , however it was still a little uncommon generally to pay for wifi in a hostel, which was quite disappointing for some of our group members.The showers had hot water and were clean as promised, however two out of three showers in our floor were broken as well as one toilet out of three did not work properly.Some of our group members found one of the stuff members quite impolite and rude, while another staff member (a lady) was very polite and did her work very well.The bed linens were not fully clean in two of the beds. However, we are not sure if it was because it was not washed properly or because other people in the rooms kept their things on the beds before our arrival.Generally, we expected the hostel to be cleaner.The coffee and tea (which were advertised on the hostelbookers.com webise) were there but were stored in the jars and did not look very inviting.

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Helpfulness

Disliked: Atmosphere, was not looking as travellers place

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Amazing location friendly staff very welcoming and slept very well. Enjoyed the free tea/coffee:)

Disliked: Strange smells in rooms and hallways

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Work / volunteering

Liked: the location on royal mile is a great starting point to discover Edinbourgh. The staff was very friendly.

Disliked: the facilities were not adequate for the number of people staying at the hostel,the hygiene alltogether was questionable.

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Romantic getaway, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Absolutely nothing

Disliked: The showers were ice cold or broken, the male toilets were broken and so were all but one of the ladies. They looked as though they had never been cleaned and the place was a total mess. They had thin blankets over the windows instead of any real excuse for curtains and the walls were paper thin. The place was cold and draughty, the staff were miserable and unhelpful and the rooms were not clean. I have never seen a worse hostel in all of my years of travelling and cannot imagine how it stays afloat. Other than the location I wouldn't wish this hostel on my worst enemies. The homeless man sleeping outside in the doorway to the hostel probably had a better stay.

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