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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 6.53USD

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%

Showing 81-57 of 57 reviews

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

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.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: clean!

Disliked: no

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: well decorated, gerat location and reasonable price

Disliked: check in time was quite late..

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

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

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

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Easy to come and go. Unfussy

Disliked: No hooks in room to hang coats etc

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Disliked: Not much

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: all very good quality accommodation, bar and food

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

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

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

Customer would recommend this property

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