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Reviews of Smart City Hostels Edinburgh

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

84.6% Overall Rating

1627 out of 1715 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/03/2014)

"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!"

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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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.31

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.

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84.6%

Overall Rating

1627 out of 1715 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart City Hostels Edinburgh'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
84.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
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97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and modern, friendly helpful staff who gave good recommendation on where to eat late at night.

Disliked: Advertised DVDs available for rent in rooms and when I asked staff member looked confused and said they didn't have any. Take the signs down then. The toilet paper dispensers are terrible and always break (experienced same dispensers elsewhere in UK). It was a good thing we had wet wipes.

88.6%
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MARCO CAVALLI

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 December 2011 MARCO would recommend this property

Liked: great hostel!!

Disliked: MARCO left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Lorenz Geng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 December 2011 Lorenz would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and great location. It is more of a hotel kind of feel. But awesome bar bellow with pool tables and cheap drinks.

Disliked: No common room for the hostel where you can just chill out and watch movies etc

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batuhan aktas

With my spouse / partner

City break

29 November 2011 batuhan would recommend this property

Liked: it was a lovely clean good place to be i was so pleased with everthing starting with the location , staff , recommendations to facilities

Disliked: nothing at all

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Hanbin Liao

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2011 Hanbin would recommend this property

Liked: good location, nice facilities

Disliked: Internet is expensive

97.1%
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Caroline Frawley

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2011 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Fantasitc hostel with huge rooms and very comfortable beds. Staff very helpful and friendly. Walking distance to most bars/clubs/shopping. Very clean and well maintained hostel.

Disliked: Nothing!!

91.4%
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Ying Liu

Alone

Events / festivals

27 November 2011 Ying would recommend this property

Liked: I love Edinburgh so I love everything in this Hostel!

Disliked: There is no free Wi-Fi and it is a bit inconvenience.

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, very well organized and well-kept.

Disliked: This place does not have a welcoming atmosphere. It is rather cold and pristine. And paying 5 pounds a day for wifi seems a bit ridiculous when most other hostels have it for free.

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, just a brilliant hostel. One of the best!

Disliked: Nothing.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good sized rooms, hostel really clean and lovely staff!!

Disliked: Internet connection a bit too much expensive

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Charmaine Lowrie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2011 Charmaine would recommend this property

Liked: Close to citty centre

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
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Jason Edward

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2011

Liked: great clean hostel very safe

Disliked: just its a little to fancy so many people not the best hostel by yourself that is all still had fun though

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

11 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clearness, good servise for reasonable money

Disliked: Guest kitchen is a bit untidy

100.0%
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Laura Fay

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: the vibe was good, comfy beds, clean and good showers. staff were very friendly and helpful. breaky was yummy but a bit pricey. cheap bar! great location.

Disliked: breakfast a tad expensive.

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Jacqueline Ting

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Jacqueline would recommend this property

Liked: It was really good. The place, the atmosphere, the staffs everything was awesome. I am very particular about cleanliness and this hostel is definitely what I define clean. I can smell disinfectant everywhere.. awesome place!

Disliked: Nothing at all

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was superb, off the main roads but within easy access of royal mile and princes street

Disliked: The noise in the morning from what I presume was street cleaners and rubbish collection at 7/8am Sunday.

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Property was fine- Nothing overly special but nothing bad!

Disliked: Nothing - just big budget hostel style.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's conveniently right in the middle of Old City Edinburgh, with the Edinburgh Castle and other entertainment spot within the walking distance.

Disliked: the beddings is a bit dirty and moldy, and it is way too noisy at night.

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Janis Vinonens

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break

31 October 2011 Janis would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient location in Edinburgh old city. Friendly staff, EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD BREAKFAST MEALS

Disliked: there is nothing I disliked about this property.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and very clean! There's also a great bar in the basement with REALLY cheap food! Great value for your price! Great hostel, I would definitely recommend it!

Disliked: One drawback is there aren't any lockers with padlocks in the rooms, there are only lockers for rent on the ground floor. It would be nice to have had them in the rooms.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great, staff were great and the hostel was fantastic.

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to the castle

Disliked: very cramped room

71.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

03 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpfulness of staff

Disliked: My allotted bed was taken

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, good location, friendly staff

Disliked: internet is quite expensive - 1 pound for 20 minutes

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2011

Liked: centre of old town

Disliked: 5 pound for breakfast. 1 pound for 20 minutes internet.