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The Hostel - Edinburgh

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR  show map
 4 stars
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The Hostel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Adults only

Overview

The business The Hostel is a great place to stay in Edinburgh.

Grassmarket is located withn 1400 meters of the property and Royal Mile is 1500 meters away. Serving a wide range of dishes, The Atelier Restaurant and First Coast can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

The Hostel is a short commute from a train station.

Rooms

The hostel offers rooms with heating, high-speed internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, pay TV and a private kitchen as well as beds with linens and bedding. The rooms also have a carpet floor. There are private bathrooms provided with hairdryers, dressing gowns and towels. They feature showers and bidets.

Eat & Drink

Guests have access to a communal kitchen. Such facilities as a microwave, an electric kettle, a fridge and a washing machine are available.

Services

The Hostel offers laundry, concierge service and ironing service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   10.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Adults only
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables
  • Darts

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children

  • Board games
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room features

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR

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Airports
Train
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    300 ft
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    1100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    10

Rooms and availability

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Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Quintuple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Room with shared facilities

Dormitory Room Female only
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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The Hostel Location

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Local attractions

  • Royal Mile 5000 ft
    Royal Mile
  • Nelson Monument1.3 mi
    Calton Hill
  • Royal Yacht Britannia2.9 mi
    Ocean Terminal
  • National Museum of Scotland1.1 mi
    Chambers Street
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.8 mi
    Canongate

Near the hostel

  • Charlotte Square 2900 ft
    West end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions4500 ft
    Castlehill The Royal Mile

Restaurants nearby

  • The Atelier Restaurant300 ft

    Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
    Phone: 0131 629 1344

    81% likes this, based on 178 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 34

  • Affogato2300 ft

    Address: 36 Queensferry Street

    89% likes this, based on 67 reviews

  • Indaba3000 ft

    Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
    Phone: 0131 221 1554

    72% likes this, based on 424 reviews
    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 31

  • First Coast1100 ft

    Address: 99 - 101 Dalry Road
    Phone: +44 (0)131 313 4404

    86% likes this, based on 378 reviews
    Cuisine: British, Scottish
    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

  • Kanpai Sushi2700 ft

    Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
    Phone: 0131 228 1602

    79% likes this, based on 267 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    10
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The Hostel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Hostel

6.2
GoodBased on90 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 1.6

    Me so happy with style and freshness of the common area. Many nice people, very fun and happy all the time. Cheap room.

    I was sad because the room smell like big sweaty farts. Toilets have a lot of skidmarks no so cool to me. But I'm alive so no problem.

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    The beds were all messy and smelly. I wasnot comfortable about that.

  • Single
    5.4

    I was charged £15 instead of the £13 I was quoted when I booked the hostel. Had no other choice but to pay it. Very, very noisy all night. There seemed to be nobody supervising and people were just wandering in off the streets to avail of the warmth, a quick snog, and off they went! Main bugbear was the location. Because I have a disability the hostel was booked because the airport bus stop was across the road. Oh no it wasn't - I had to walk a lot further than I thought but just aswell I never got any sleep because I was out of bed early...

  • Single
    7.0

    Good location, relatively clean

    i was not pre-warned of the key deposit which was cash only. Also the bins in the communal areas were constantly overflowing. should be changed more frequently

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Staff is very cooperative and helpful.

    There should be an access to the kitchen even in the night.

  • Single
    8.2

    Hmm...The hot water was actually hot. The staff were friendly. There were lots of tourist pamphlets. The international clocks were helpful. Y'all had wheatabix at breakfast - I'd never had it before, but it was good. The best of course was the people, but I suppose you just kinda get whoever comes.

    The showers were a little skuzzy. It would have been nice to have bananas at breakfast.

  • Single
    8.0

    Nice staff and location.

    The hostel need more toilet facilities

  • Single
    4.6

    position close to station and airlink.

    toilets dirty and hot water missing when get the shower.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Friendly staff and good location (30 mins walk from Waverley Station, or one stop on train, hostel acrosss from Haymarket Station). Breakfast good value.

    Maybe I'm just getting too old for this hostel lark, but I did feel uncomfortable only having a bottom sheet provided and having to use (or rather reuse) the duvet without a top sheet. I'd imagine when it's busy, it could be a problem that there are only two toilets and three showers, one of which was out of order, for the three dorms on the floor, and these were for males and females. Quite quiet when we were there so not a problem.

  • Single
    9.2

    The hostel was clean, friendly, and had good facilities (such as free wifi, hairdryers ect...).Overall for the price the hostel was very good indeed and generally very pleased with it.

    Although the hostel was very good, some things let it down. The noise was the major flaw. I was staying in Room 5 just by the reception and stair case. And there was still noise at 3am! Suggestion to keep the noise down, is to remove the table and chairs underneath the stair case and close the doors leading to the reception area. This might help the issue a little :) Also should invest in a vending machine so people can buy refreshments and sweets at night time if they want. With that said the friendliness and helpfulness of staff was good and service was good.

  • Single
    6.2

    It's fine, cheap enough, good sevices.

    a little far from city center.

  • Single
    5.0

    Location

    Very dirty and smelly! The kitchen had a greasy feel and looked like it wasn't cleaned for a while! Inside the micro waves was food everywhere! The bathrooms smelled urine and where also not properly cleaned. The provided bed sheets also did not had a fresh smell, I could swear that they were not freshly washed! And if they were, was not with detergent! I slept with my clothes on! This Hostel has a perfect location for me and it even looks quite good. I liked it! But the hygiene is just not there! I will not repeat!

  • Single
    7.4

    I really liked your hostel in comparation to other where I was before. The living room is very nice, the brekfast's service is good and the worker are very kind and available.

    If I can to suggest to you any tips: The soap in the kitchen is too cheap and we need to use a lot to have a decent wash (anyway , the dishes are always dirty) all the carperts have a bad smell.....should be better do not have carpet... Would be more hygienic wash the floor.

  • Single
    3.8

    The price is cheap

    Such suffocating environment ! The room was smelly and crowed with beds. There is no room for people passing through. The most terrifying thing is the tolits and showers are designed for male and female , even they were put in the same room ! I am a women .I am afraid if I am taking a shower, people just keep on coming in! , of course, include men!!!

  • Single
    8.2

    Staff is very professional . There was a misunderstanding about my credit card . Another hotel charged me without notisfaction.And I dunt know what happened, this hostel stuff helped . Now everything worked out. Nice people and nice faclities.

How to reach hostel

hostel The Hostel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DR

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    300 ft
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    1100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    10