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Reviews of STAY Central

3 star Hotel | 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LL

76.1% Overall Rating

23 out of 33 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2013)

Rhona Franklin thinks…

"Loved it!Very modern, comfy beds, AWESOME shower, huge tv,next door to fab pub..it was fantastic!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Lounge area
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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76.1%

Overall Rating

23 out of 33 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'STAY Central'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
79.2%
Value
71.2%
Safety
78.4%
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Rhona Franklin

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa

18 August 2013 Rhona would recommend this property

Liked: Loved it!Very modern, comfy beds, AWESOME shower, huge tv,next door to fab pub..it was fantastic!

Disliked: Nothing

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

ALEJANDRA LOPEZ

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2013

Liked: It is close to the main central spots in Edinburgh

Disliked: When reading the description of the hotel, it is not clear it has a pub that is open all the time and the music is so loud you can hear it all the time. Plus the check-out time is too early.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was pretty cheap for a hotel ;)

Disliked: Nightclub under the balcony. Lots of drunken and loud People

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2011

Liked: The location

Disliked: It was very noisy, the bar below was very loud until 2am then there was a man water blasting the courtyard at 530am. The tv did not get any channels and the jug didn't work. The first night we were there we were given a twin room with two single beds pushed together that were very uneven, old and squeaky. This hotel is very over priced for what you get.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location for a stag do, the Three Sisters bar on it's doorstep is a great night out!!

Disliked: On check in, the reception staff seemed very short with us when the found out we were on a stag do. A bit unreasonable - remember we are the paying guests!!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

26 April 2011

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Everything.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The general atmosphere. The friendliness of staff. Liked the size of our room.

Disliked: Have no complaints

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 January 2011

Liked: The pub is ok and is located inside the hotel. The location is ok. The room is clean.

Disliked: They just lied about wi fi, they are not clear about the breakfast, the price is too expensive for the services really offered.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Karolina Pajewska

With my spouse / partner

City break

02 January 2011 Karolina would recommend this property

Liked: The room and bathroom was very big, room was warm and cosy. It is located in quiet area and great place to rest.

Disliked: There was no internet access.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very central and covered my needs for a short visti to Edinburgh

Disliked: Did not have parking area and had to pay additional fee for overnight parking.

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MARÍA ISABEL ZAPATA RIVES

03 April 2010 MARÍA ISABEL would recommend this property

Liked: Yes.

Disliked: MARÍA ISABEL left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

10 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: rooms were pretty small I must confess but the staff was very nice and helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ina Breden

09 September 2009 Ina would recommend this property

Liked: really nice hotel. very close to the city.

Disliked: Ina left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

heidi rauchenberger

03 July 2009

Liked: staff member was rude on 3 seperate occasions and then she was rude to other patrons while i was waiting for a taxi.staff very unhelpful was an inconvenience to get directions for an internet cafe.good location, noisy as there is a pub below, very very rude staffwill never stay there again

Disliked: heidi left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Barbara Blazynska

05 January 2009 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: close to the centre and warm temperature in my room

Disliked: Barbara left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Charles Ho

31 December 2008 Charles would recommend this property

Liked: Great location at the heart of edinburgh old town. Staff is friendly and helpful. The shower is good with adequately hot water and strong water pressure. Asked for universal electrical adaptor and hotel staff attended to my request immediately. Good size room although the sheets could be cleaner but that's only a minor issue against the other plus points. Definitely recommend....!

Disliked: Charles left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

24 November 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location & the pub downstairs

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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SUSANA ZAGUIRRE

31 August 2008 SUSANA would recommend this property

Liked: the location and really nice bedroom

Disliked: SUSANA left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

25 May 2008

Liked: This was a fairly convenient location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

07 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location only.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

31 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great central location and beautiful old building

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.