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Reviews of Smart City Hostel by Safestay Edinburgh Hostel

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 95%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 79%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 6.96USD

Important Information

Please note guests under the age of 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians they can not share in general dormitory rooms with persons that are not part of their own group or family. Under 18s are not allowed in the smart city bar after end of food service. Any bookings for over 12 guests MUST be booked through our groups department.
Due to our kitchen closure for Christmas, our cooked breakfast will not be offered for the 24th- 26th of December 2014, apologies for the inconvenience.

Safestay has a maximum stay policy of 1 month. You are welcome to come back to Safestay, but with a minimum 1 months rest period. Or why don’t you take advantage and visit one of our other locations in London, York or Edinburgh.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 95%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 79%

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Anonymous
01 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Easier to get to, great rooms, secure and the bar is a fantastic hub spot. Definitely recommend the place!

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
11 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Excelent hostel!!

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Nice rooms, good beds and block out curtains. Staff nice but very limited knowledge of sights in the city.

Disliked: Room next to bar downstairs, noisy when you are trying to sleep.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location, and nice size rooms.

Disliked: Needs to be cleaner...my bare feet were very dirty from walking on the floor.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Liked: Friendly staff, spacious rooms

Disliked: wifi was not working, no ventilation in the room

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good atmosphere.

Disliked: Bathroom not so good smelling.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
16 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the staff are excellent, there is never any hassle just a warm friendly atmosphere. love meeting new people which this hostel offers in abundance. is always clean and warm.

Disliked: nothng all is excellent

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
06 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Romantic getaway, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Clean, safe, cheap drinks at bar downstairs.Great location. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Check out was 10am. It could have been 11am at least.Breakfast was a bit confusing and a let down. We were late though so maybe in peak times it would be better. We were also super hung over haha.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Visiting friends or family

Liked: It was really near the city centre and easily accessible.The breakfasts were yummy and good value for money.

Disliked: The wifi was really slow.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good lobby and clean and crisp dining and chill out area

Disliked: Wifi was not as strong as I would have liked in the rooms themselves

Customer would recommend this property

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