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Reviews of Smart City Hostel by Safestay Edinburgh Hostel

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 82%

Location 96%

Safety 94%

Staff 90%

Value 82%

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
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 6.47USD

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 84%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 82%

Location 96%

Safety 94%

Staff 90%

Value 82%

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89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Central, good value and clean

Disliked: Can be noisy

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: The location was great and the staff were very friendly

Disliked: the showers and bathrooms were gross, the elevator was out of order so I had to climb the stairs with my bags. The wifi was out as well. The room smelled pretty awful and was so hot we were forced to keep the window (with no screen) open all night so it was very loud. It was also very noisy and you could hear doors slamming all night.

91% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Very central. the breakfast was cheap and very good. The staff were very helpful. There were 2 showers and 2 toilets in the 8 bed dorm I was in, so no queues!

Disliked: The room smelt dusty - and there was quite a lot of dust under the bunks. Aprt from that - the room was very clean

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Bar very noisy at night in your room

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Central and cool

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: So clean, stuff for self-catering is perfect, and well-organized!!excellent location and not noisy.room has 2 shower booths and toilets and 2 more basins.the room i stayed for 12 but spacious.

Disliked: the floor made noises when people were wallking.in the early morining, it was so irritated.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Locación was good.Toilet are individualsThere es a bar to drink something when you wantVery clean

Disliked: Breakfast not included, costa 5 pounds, like any bar.Kitchen. The kitchen área es shared with the hostel's bar, open to anyone from street, and you are not allowed to drink nothing with alcohol in the area.Internet. Too slow in the rooms. You have to pay if you want a faster connection.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Neat and tidy

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Breakfast buffet for £4.95 has great bacon (everybody loves bacon!) and is convenientGood location- right off the royal mile (far enough to be quiet)2 toilets and 2 bathrooms in an 8 bed doorm which was great- no queues for public showers

Disliked: Only minor first-world problems-Wifi only works in the bar for 20 mins then kicks you off- no chance of it working in your room Our room card stopped working an hour before we were due to check outThere were power points over each of the bunks except ours, which made charging our devices and phones a bit of a nightmare because it felt like an intrusion into other people's personal space

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good place in a great location

Disliked: Very good place and cheap. students go there to go to the party and could be a little noisy.

Customer would recommend this property

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