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Reviews of Safestay Edinburgh Edinburgh Hostel

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 82%

Location 96%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 83%

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 for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 6.29USD

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 86%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 82%

Location 96%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 83%

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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

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Clean & central

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
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71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location and large room.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very clean rooms & bathrooms, the staff was really friendly & helpful, a really good place to stay just in the middle of the city centre!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The rooms were pretty big

Disliked: It was clean, but they didn't clean the inside of the ovens... Every time someone used the oven I was afraid the fire alarm got offs amuse of the smoke....

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Room was spotless!! Great shower and comfy bed :-)

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It's such a convenient location, close to the Royal Mile and a lot of attractions! There's a pub downstairs with a really relaxed atmosphere. The room was extremely clean and the staff were really friendly too.

Disliked: It was a little bit difficult to reach my room as I had a lot of luggage, it was quite a journey through the corridors and many doors, and the staff did not tell me there would have been a shortcut actually.. The room was also next to the pub's terrace, so it was quite difficult to sleep. Maybe they could ask the people to stay inside when it's late? Otherwise the hostel was a really comfortable experience!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

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

Liked: Location couldn't be better. it's on the royal mile, surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars. it's really clean. tons of bathrooms, AND there are toilets and showers in the room. Cabinets for your things in the room, but they don't lock, which was fine for us because there was only one other couple in the room. Restaurant downstairs is good. I don't remember them going out of there way to help us, but no one was rude, either. price is good for the quality of the hostel.

Disliked: Not a ton of character. If you are looking for a place to meet other travelllers there isn't really a space for that here. the bar is very large and spaced out and it was more "group" than smaller hostel bars where you feel comfortable striking up conversation.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Friendly stuff, good bar downstairs, and perfect location.

Disliked: Definetely too much noise if your room is in a close proximity to the bar. Oh, and the fire alarm went off twice without any reason.

Customer would recommend this property

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