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Reviews of Summer Hostels - Meadowcourt

Hostel | 13-29 Sciennes, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 1NJ

63.9% Overall Rating

11 out of 22 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/08/2013)

Janne Viitanen thinks…

"- Location is ok, although not as great as promised. - Wifi worked, although I don't know why they don't make it public and use common password like other places. Had to make my own profile in some…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Communal kitchen

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 4.20
  • Towel USD 8.39

What's Included

  • Linen

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63.9%

Overall Rating

11 out of 22 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Summer Hostels - Meadowcourt'

Atmosphere
58.2%
Location
77.3%
Facilities
54.6%
Cleanliness
46.4%
Staff
70.9%
Value
65.5%
Safety
74.6%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2013

Liked: Good location for walking into Edinburgh. The kitchen was handy.

Disliked: Had to make our own beds, lots of stairs to carry heavy suitcases up, bathrooms where very old and need fixing.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Janne Viitanen

With my spouse / partner

City break

01 August 2013

Liked: - Location is ok, although not as great as promised. - Wifi worked, although I don't know why they don't make it public and use common password like other places. Had to make my own profile in some service to make it work (small annoyance though). - Price was ok, but...

Disliked: ...price to quality ratio was terrible. First of all the room was more of a cellar closet than an actual room. Room smelled of cigarettes, dirty used linen was lying around and there was trash in the floor. Toilet and shower was bit dirty too and during our 4 night stay not even once staff cleaned the these. I even had to bring my own toilet paper, because the staff would not bother to fill it in the toilet during this 4 day period. Staff was also a bit rude and the clerk searched for a long time our reservation before finally directing us to our "room". Maybe the cellar closet was some kind of backup room that was not used regularly? Don't know, but I won't be visiting here again.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 July 2013

Liked: NOTHING !

Disliked: It was DISGUSTING ! I do not recommend this place to anyone. We paid less to stay at castle rock hostel and it was 100% better! The room was extremely dirty, the carpets had not been vacuumed. The desk was covered in crumbs and two dirty glasses from previous clients were still there. The beds were not even made, they give you two sets of sheets that don't even fit the bed properly when you check in. We went to ask for another room and after searching for a bit, she admitted she did not know if any other rooms would be clean. They said they would send someone to clean while we were at for dinner, but two days later the room was still as repulsive. Bathroom weren't cleaned either... shared bathrooms should be kept clean for a hygiene reason! Also never found the common kitchen and living room. Very disappointing!

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2013

Liked: Very cheap accomodation

Disliked: The rooms are used for student accomodation during term time and rented to tourists in the summer. The facilities were poor; not cleaned very well and broken items (such as our showerhead wich was unsuccesfully fixed with duct taped) weren't fixed, which gave the accomodation a shabby atmosphere.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice that we had a kitchen which we only shared with a few other guests

Disliked: The bathroom wasn't very clean and the rooms were a bit dark.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 July 2013

Liked: Nothing at all. The people who are working there is not part of the property....

Disliked: The whole. Cleaning and cleanness is not existing words (bathroom and room). The bathroom is wrongly designed - it is a family bathroom. My room size was ok just I didn't dare to touch anything.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 July 2013

Liked: It was cheap for a single room.

Disliked: I found it extremely dirty and unhygienic. I stayed for 3 night and the bathroom and toilet were disgusting that whole time. My room was dirty as well which really let the place down for me.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

QINXI TANG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2013 QINXI would recommend this property

Liked: A very nice place, used to be a student accommodation, have kitchen and washing machine and fridge. People are very Nice in Edinburgh!!

Disliked: QINXI left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value for the money

Disliked: wasn't as close to downtown as we hoped, could have at least had toilet paper and hand soap in the bathrooms

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 June 2013

Liked: The price was OK and everything was pretty clean. The location is good.

Disliked: The staff was completely useless. My check-in process lasted more than half an hour because they couldn't find me a room. The next day around 10am a member of the staff came and told me I had to check out before 11am, despite having booked 4 nights. I told him it must have been a mistake, he told me he would check it with reception, but eventually I had to go there myself to make sure everything was right. Apart from that, there was only one bathroom in each floor (you only have access to your floor, so you can't go to other bathrooms), so many times I had to wait long to get in. Overall wouldn't recommend.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Guia Sleigh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2013 Guia would recommend this property

Liked: Great time, Monday night pub crawls were a blast.

Disliked: Guia left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Double bed

Disliked: more of a house than a hostel