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Top Rated Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

Castle Rock Hostel 97%

1. Castle Rock Hostel

Hostel
15 Johnston Terrrace

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 96%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 98%

Value 99%

824 out of 858 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Castle Rock Hostel

05 Oct 2019 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 41+

I was fascinated by the service they provide and the friendliness of the staff

would recommend this property

14 Jun 2018 89%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

It was a very cozy and comfortable property.

would recommend this property

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The Baxter 96%

2. The Baxter

Hostel
5/2 West Register Street

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 88%

Location 99%

Safety 98%

Staff 99%

Value 94%

20 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Baxter

29 Aug 2017 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 31-40

The atmosphere, staff and locations were all excellent

would recommend this property

02 Jul 2017 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 41+

The kitchen area and breakfast

would recommend this property

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CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT 96%

3. CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT

Hostel
50 Rose Street North Lane

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 94%

Location 100%

Safety 100%

Staff 96%

Value 96%

10 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT

26 Mar 2017 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Totally cool hostel with a great concept, nice and helpful staff and a great atmosphere. Everyone has his own private sleep place. The breakfast was also very nice

would recommend this property

04 Jul 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Nice place for sleep. I liked the dorm bed with privacy. Usually I cannot sleep well in hostel, but Code hostel was absolutely cozy. Staff are all friendly and nice. Breakfast is also good! Overall, I perfectly satisfied with this hostel.

would recommend this property

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Royal Mile Backpackers 94%

4. Royal Mile Backpackers

Hostel
105 High Street

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 90%

Location 97%

Safety 94%

Staff 97%

Value 98%

168 out of 179 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Royal Mile Backpackers

08 Sep 2017 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 25-30

The themed rooms and friendly staff.

would recommend this property

04 Sep 2017 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference
Age Range: 25-30

Kind people. Cosy.

would recommend this property

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Kick Ass Grassmarket 90%

5. Kick Ass Grassmarket

Hostel
2 West Port, Grassmarket

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 86%

Location 94%

Safety 95%

Staff 87%

Value 90%

134 out of 140 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Kick Ass Grassmarket

15 Sep 2017 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

Really trendy and clean, lovely bathrooms, good luggage storage faciliites, lovely staff

would recommend this property

27 Jun 2017 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

Great for age groups

would recommend this property

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The Westend Hostel 90%

6. The Westend Hostel

Hostel
35 Palmerston Place

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 87%

Location 85%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 92%

430 out of 465 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Westend Hostel

23 Dec 2016 100%
Travel Type: With a large group / tour
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Good bed, good washroom, everything is good

would recommend this property

09 Oct 2016 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Located in a quiet area, close to Haymarket train station, only a 10 minute walk to the centre, supermarkets and coffee shops are close by. Staff was very friendly and helpful, there is a common room (I think also a fridge to store your own food). Comfortable beds and enough space in the room for all people, lights by every bed, big bathrooms.

would recommend this property

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Let's Edinburgh 90%

7. Let's Edinburgh

Apartment
Dalry Gait

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 93%

Location 80%

Safety 95%

Staff 88%

Value 88%

8 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Let's Edinburgh

29 Dec 2014 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Gorgeous, private and clean apartments walking distance to the centre of Edinburgh, for us it was cheaper than a Hostel and Neil was so helpful before and after the stay

would recommend this property

944bfec0f68fef9e721ab82ffdffe1611c72ecbaca4bf02d38 28 Jul 2014 86%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals

Space and cleanliness

944bfec0f68fef9e721ab82ffdffe1611c72ecbaca4bf02d38 would recommend this property

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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 89%

8. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Hostel
9 Haddington Place

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 86%

Location 90%

Safety 93%

Staff 87%

Value 89%

77 out of 87 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

20 Nov 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 41+

good location, reasonably priced, clean and tidy and staff very helpful.

would recommend this property

16 Apr 2016 89%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Romantic getaway Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

Cleanliness & Security

would recommend this property

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High Street Hostel 89%

9. High Street Hostel

Hostel
8 Blackfriars Street

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 81%

Location 99%

Safety 90%

Staff 90%

Value 90%

365 out of 394 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend High Street Hostel

22 Nov 2018 86%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

Its good located

would recommend this property

04 May 2018 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 41+

Location

would recommend this property

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Argyle Backpackers 89%

10. Argyle Backpackers

Hostel
14 Argyle Place, Marchmont

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 87%

Location 88%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

375 out of 391 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Argyle Backpackers

14 Aug 2017 83%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

It was well located and quiet.

would recommend this property

21 Jul 2017 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday
Age Range: 25-30

Clean hostel and helpful staff.

would recommend this property

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