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Reviews of Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Edinburgh Hostel

Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 82%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 89%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cafe
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

1 night cancellation fee. (No show - 1 night)

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 82%

Safety 93%

Staff 89%

Value 89%

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86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Great breakfast

Disliked: Not city centre

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The rooms are very clean and comfortable

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 80%
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Visiting friends or family

Liked: The serve-yourself breakfast, which is included in the price, is superlatively excellent. I also liked the small pantries with fridge, microwave, kettle & toaster where you can prepare light snacks. The rooms are basic student accomodation but are scrupulously clean with many toilet / shower / bathroom facilities available.

Disliked: People tend to congregate outside the bar / restaurant area, late at night, which means a lot of noise for the occupants of surrounding flats, even if their window is kept closed.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: While it's a little walk from the centre, this was excellent value for money - everything was operated to the standards you'd expect from a budget hotel chain despite being student halls of residence. Staff were friendly and facilities were clean and well managed. Being right beside Hollyrood Park with its majestic views over the city is an added plus.

Disliked: Nothing - it's about a twenty minute walk from the city centre, which isn't fun in Edinburgh showers, but the property itself is good.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Nice campus, easy to get to by bus, staff were efficient and helpful.

Disliked: It was quite noisy at night, with young partiers about, and no sound-proofing.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The breakfast is fantastic! It is little bit far to the centre, but there is a great park with big hills nearby. Ideal for sports and you have a grat view from the hill to Edinburgh.

Disliked: A Little bit far to the City.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Relaxation / spa, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Brekki, room and friendly charwomen

Disliked: can't tell at the moment

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
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  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: super clean, comfy and peaceful. I got a great night's sleep followed by a demon breakfast. staff were friendly and helpful. 15 minutes walk had me back in the city centre

Disliked: not the best for character, but if what you want is value, comfort and no frills, this does that very well

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Single room w/ locked doors, secure building, free breakfast, and it is either right next to or a close walk to wherever I wanted to go in Edinburgh.

Disliked: The less expensive rooms have a shared bathroom, and the showers are very narrow.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
18 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: This was a great place to stay. Room was comfortable and surprisingly spacious, and the bathrooms were immaculate. I had a great view of Arthur's Seat from my window, which was a bonus. The breakfast buffet was mind-blowing -- I couldn't wait to get to breakfast, and I'm not a morning person. The staff were all very friendly and professional and very helpful.

Customer would recommend this property

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