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Reviews of Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

Hostel | 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1NE

87.0% Overall Rating

1668 out of 1760 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/08/2015)

Mae Samuels thinks…

"Very modern place, clean and new rooms with plenty of space. Very friendly and helpful staff!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bar(s)
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 7.73

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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87.0%

Overall Rating

1668 out of 1760 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart City Hostels Edinburgh'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
90.4%
Value
80.8%
Safety
91.2%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This Hostel was really the best Hostel I have stayed in so far. It is located perfectly from the train and city. There was friendly people around and the staff was really the best!

Disliked: Nothing at all!

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Karen Kane

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: It was amazing everyone was so friendly. We also felt safe leaving our baggage there during the day in the luggage room! the breakfast was unbelievable!

Disliked: Karen left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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GLEN SHAW

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2013 GLEN would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Clean. Spacious

Disliked: Nothing in particular

74.3%
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Kate Resch

Alone

City break

01 June 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: The bar area is really nice, and so is the lobby. It is quite easy to find also.

Disliked: The staff were nice but didn't go out of their way to welcome me- as a female traveling alone this is something I really value at a hostel.

88.6%
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Scott Miller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2013 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: The front-desk staff was always very friendly. The rooms were excellent and clean.

Disliked: The atmosphere was inorganic and there was only fri wifi at the bar. The bar felt more like a cafeteria and the atmosphere wasn't really conducive to meeting people.

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean!

Disliked: no

97.1%
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Stanislav Kapulkin

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 May 2013 Stanislav would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are clean and nice.

Disliked: Wi-Fi is free, as written in description, but only in the Bar 50 - bar, that integrates with the hostel. So, there is no Wi-Fi in rooms.

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Kirby Munn

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2013 Kirby would recommend this property

Liked: clean, modern and central to the city! The bar was also good and cheap!

Disliked: Not much

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: well decorated, gerat location and reasonable price

Disliked: check in time was quite late..

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good private room that was good value for money

Disliked: very noisy until after midnight on a Tuesday night!

71.4%
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Customer review

As a family with children

Business / conference

03 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to come and go. Unfussy

Disliked: No hooks in room to hang coats etc

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Jade Ford

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2013 Jade would recommend this property

Liked: As a 24 year old woman traveling on my own, safety, location, cleanliness and atmosphere are really important to me. This hostel was great. The rooms are secure with lockers, the staff was helpful, the location is within easy walking distance to everything in the city and the atmosphere of the Bar downstairs is great. I went mid week in the middle of March and still there was a lounge filled with travelers looking to have a good time (not too wild).

Disliked: I didn't dislike anything about the property. The only thing was that I had one bed in a five bed dorm and was put in with an Italian family of 5. I felt very safe obviously, but would have been nice to be with some girls my age instead

94.3%
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PETER MAGOWAN

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

25 March 2013 PETER would recommend this property

Liked: all very good quality accommodation, bar and food

Disliked: some of the bar staff could be a bit friendlier.one girl in particular

91.4%
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Laney Lenox

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 February 2013 Laney would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap, people were friendly. If you were down to party you could certainly find a party, but if you were down to sleep instead that was easy as well.

Disliked: I wish it had been a bit quirkier as far as the character and atmosphere goes.

88.6%
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Bettsy M Gonzalez A

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2013 Bettsy M would recommend this property

Liked: I like the clean in every place in the build was excelent the Bar was very good. The place is big and very moderm.

Disliked: Not include the breakfast but is possible to pay for one and is good.

62.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

30 January 2013

Liked: central, friendly

Disliked: very very noisy. nobody checks whether anyone complies with the rules. at 3pm, people stiil argued with each other. someone else was making telephone calls and refused to stop , at 3am. - other hostels have signs up, requesting people to be considerate. Here, no signs. if you don't intend to party all night and want some sleep, you better not come.

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Krzysztof Rychlik

Alone

City break

27 January 2013 Krzysztof would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, friendly staff, good locations

Disliked: Nothing

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YASHODHAN ANSARWADEKAR

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 January 2013 YASHODHAN would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, amazing atmosphere in bar and lounge. Rooms are clean .

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

04 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were tidy and clean with adjoining bathroom facilities... Bar was amazing but a little expensive for breakfast etc. wifi :) modern design and location is very central to the city so good for sightseeing

Disliked: The staff didn't tell me any information unless I asked.. But I guess finding out is easy If you find the right info sign

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David Duggleby

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean and secure.

Disliked: n/a

94.3%
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Andrew Tuson

Alone

City break

31 December 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and well located.

Disliked: Apart from the bar area, not a quiet place to mingle and get to know people. A lot of large groups there.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Joao Vitor Martins

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2012 Joao Vitor would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, clean kitchen, rooms are good. Bar closes a bit early but its still a great choice to drink a beer before going out in the night.

Disliked: Joao Vitor left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean rooms and bathroom, central locAtion

Disliked: N/a

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, spacious, good facilities and value for money.

Disliked: Nothing really it was all fine.