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Reviews of Smart City Hostel by Safestay Edinburgh Hostel

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 95%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 79%

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 7.72USD

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 95%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 79%

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91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Liked: We enjoyed the common area with plenty of seating to offer, wifi, and a fully-stocked kitchen (including an oven!). It was a very clean hostel and the staff was helpful and accomodating. They provided towels which was greatly appreciated.

Disliked: It would have been helpful to have a communal computer as we only had our smartphones on us. It wasn't an ideal place to meet fellow backpackers as the common area doubles as a bar and since it is so big, it is quite easy to not make contact with others. But my friend and I were quite pleased with the hostel on the whole!!

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Spotless well equipped,comfortable ,Good location,friendly Staff,Nice bathroom,so it's really Nice.Compare to orher Hostel I have stayed in City Smart Hostel is the best.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location is excellent.Luggage storage.Individual lamps in bed.Quiet at night.

Disliked: Wifi is awful.You have to buy your own padlock for lockers.Broken entrance door.

57% Overall Rating
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57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Location and facilities

Disliked: The breakfast was OK but not great

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Lots of windows and ventilation in the room and surrounding corridors.Nice central location but not very noisy.

Disliked: There were no sinks in the toilets off the rooms. This meant you had to run water /brush your teeth in the room whiles others were sleeping. There was only 1 sink (as far as I could see) for 3 bathrooms/8 people which was in the room.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Location in City Centre

Disliked: It's too warm in rooms

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
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69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: It's right in the city centre, there are huge lockers in each room.

Disliked: It always takes ages to check in, plus this time the room had only one room for shower and toilet without any kind of barrier between the two, which was quite uncomfortable and not very clean (if someone misses the toilet while peeing you basically have to shower in that).

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Disliked: No included facilities like a kitchen, fridge, common room etc which is often handy for travelling backpackers

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The hostel was perfect for getting about in and around Edinburgh.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Center of the city

Customer would recommend this property

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