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Reviews of Belford Hostel Edinburgh Hostel

6/8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 77%

Location 73%

Safety 81%

Staff 80%

Value 83%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Important Information

* We are a fun and energetic hostel aimed at travellers and backpackers.

* No-shows shall be charged the full amount of the reservation.

* There is a 10 GBP refundable key deposit for all guests.

*No under 12's in our hostels or under 18's in our dormitories.

*All under 18's must be booked into a private room with an adult.

* Due to Scotland's strict licensing regulations, it is against the law to bring alcohol in to the building, as the entire property is licensed.

*Due to the historic nature of our buildings we do not have any elevators or disabled access.

*Government issued photo ID (passport, national identity card, drivers licence) must be provided at check-in. Fail to do so will result in your booking being cancelled.

*Group bookings of more than 8 people must contact us directly to make a booking. Be aware that if you book online for a group, your reservation will be cancelled and you will lose the 12% deposit.

*We cannot guarantee that groups will be roomed together. This depends on availability.

*Check in time is 2pm.
*Check out time is strictly 10am, we do not offer a late check-out service.

*Double rooms have one large bed for 2 persons
*Twin rooms have either 2 single beds or a set of bunk beds
*Triple rooms have 1 double bed and 1 single bed
*Due to the large number of private rooms that we have we cannot guarantee that you will get one of the rooms pictured on this page. If you would like a particular room you have seen, please contact us directly

SPECIAL EVENT BOOKINGS

* August / Rugby / Bank Holiday Weekends / Easter /Hogmanay etc.
* The hostel will charge your card the full amount one month before arrival.
* If you will be arriving in less than a month the charge will be made within 24hrs.
* Cancellations - Once you have paid in full, no refunds will be issued.

We accept all major credit/debit cards except American Express
Card Charges for non-European Economic Area residents and Business/Corporate Accounts
Under £25.00 - £0.50
Over £25.00 - 3% of total

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 77%

Location 73%

Safety 81%

Staff 80%

Value 83%

Showing 1-10 of 37 reviews

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: The fact that is was LITERALLY a church!

Disliked: The girls showers are down in the basement. Which is fine, but you have to walk past reception/the front door on your way to and from.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating


08 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: character, facilities

Disliked: -

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Not much to be honest. Location is not awful but also not great, takes a good 25/30 minutes to get to the city centre showers are clean

Disliked: It´s an old church that has been barely remodeled, could have maintained the good stuff of the building and give it character, but all the did was paint the rooms and left everything else like it was, which makes it cold and dirty/old staff was mainly 18 year olds with bad attitute. i got charged extra for paying by card, and wasn´t given an option to get cash and come back wifi doesn´t work in rooms, have to go to common area which is horrible it may be ok for budget travel but price should be lower then

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating


28 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Location - nice and quiet away from the main buzz of the city centre and just across the road from the Dean Gallery. Decor - wall murals galore. Lockers - large enough for large backpacks, a rarity in most other hostels I stayed at. Unfortunately, the locker lock was a bit dodgy.

Disliked: Not terribly well managed, it seems with some staff feeling tired and not terribly enthused about their work. Although kitchen and dining areas are cleaned daily (I have seen it happen), both could do with a "deep clean" as well as the dining tables.

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
77% Overall Rating


28 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: All that you need to cook are there and the atmosphere is pritty good

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating


06 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Staff was great, the beds were super comfortable, and the showers were nice and hot.

Disliked: This hostel was the only available room for the dates I had. The kitchen/dining room was the only place in the hostel that had a decent wifi signal, the tables were sticky, and the bathrooms smelled of urine. The rooms themselves, while having comfortable beds, smelled of mildew. My locker was outside in the common hallway which was very inconvenient at night. Each room had a very loud deadbolt, and you can hear your neighbors clear as day through the 5 cm of plasterboard dividing the rooms.

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating


01 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: All kitchen supplies were provided so you could cook your own meals.

Disliked: Wi-Fi was significantly slow Can hear others through the open ceiling but did not affect sleep.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Nice location just a refreshing walk from the city centre in a beautiful neighbourhood. Staff was helpful and efficient, and the hostel is great for solo or group backpackers with places to relax, cook, store food, and do computer work. Nice bathroom facilities, too.

Disliked: No ensuite bathrooms, so may not be ideal for couples traveling. Very comfortable and spacious private rooms, however!

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating


02 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: quiet and clean

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating


19 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable, the linen was particularly soft. Individual light available in the bed. The showers were very modern and convenient, with space to leave your clothes, towel, etc. and shelfs for the products. Cheap breakfast offered for 1.5 pounds. The decoration and artwork was very cool. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Plenty of toilets available.

Disliked: It was just a bit far from the city centre, but not much.

Customer would recommend this property

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