The Hostel - Edinburgh

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Kitchen facilities

Cooking hob

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

Adults only
Breakfast

Paid breakfast

Overview

The Hostel is located in Haymarket district next to EICC, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Castle. The modern hostel serves as an example of Victorian architecture in Edinburgh.

The Hostel is set in a busy area renowned for a castle and a cathedral. Offering european, british and scottish meals, The Atelier Restaurant is around 100 meters away.

A local bus stop is 500 meters away.

Rooms

The hostel offers 10 rooms. Most of them feature high-speed internet, heating, a patio, a seating area and a private kitchen. In the airy rooms, guests will find beds with bedding and linens. This property has private bathrooms. Hairdryers and bath sheets are also available.

Eat & Drink

Guests can make use of a communal kitchen equipped with a microwave, an electric kettle, a fridge and a washing machine.

Services

The Hostel boasts a luggage storage and a safe deposit box for guests' needs providing 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

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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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    5.5 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    2300 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    300 ft
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    1100 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    4200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    10

Rooms and availability

Guest Room
Bed type: Double bed
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Standard|5 Bed Private Room

Standard Triple Room
Bed type: 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
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Standard|Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed

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Dormitory Room
Bed type: Bed in shared room or Beds in shared room
Size: 455 sq. feet
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Room facilities
    Private or Shared Bathroom Twin Room
    Bed type: Twin beds
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    • Private bathroom
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    Shared Facility|Room (Private Room 5 Beds, shared bathroom)

    Room facilities
      Private Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
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      Standard|5 Bed Private Room

      Private or Shared Bathroom Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      • Private bathroom
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      Shared Facility|Room (Private Triple with shared bathroom)

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        How to reach hostel

        hostel The Hostel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        Hostel Address:

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

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1.2 mi
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          5.5 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.8 mi
        Train Stations
        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
          2300 ft
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.2 mi
        • Bus stop
          2000 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
          300 ft
        • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
          1100 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          4200 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  1 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          10

        The Hostel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 700 ft
        • The Grove Gallery - 1000 ft
        • cineworld - 1700 ft
        • Usher Hall - 2300 ft
        • Filmhouse Cinema - 2300 ft
        • Traverse Theatre - 2300 ft

        Places of interest

        • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 400 ft
        • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral - 700 ft
        • Scottish Widows Bank Plc - 2000 ft
        • The Royal Bank of Scotland - 2300 ft
        • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 2700 ft

        Train stations

        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art - 2000 ft

        Convention centers

        Sport related

        • Edinburgh Chess Club - 2300 ft

        Amusement

        • Diane Pool Hall - 400 ft
        • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement - 400 ft
        • Laserquest - 400 ft
        • Colorsound - 400 ft
        • Quicksilver - 2000 ft
        • Tenpin - 2000 ft
        • Mecca Bingo Ltd - 2000 ft
        • Filmhouse - 2300 ft
        • Odeon Edinburgh - 2300 ft

        Historical sites

        • Dean Village - 2300 ft

        Parks

        • Fountain Park Leisure Complex - 2000 ft

        Theaters

        • Usher Hall - 2300 ft
        • Usher Hall - 2300 ft
        • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 2700 ft

        Local attractions

        • National Museum of Scotland - 5300 ft
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • Writers' Museum - 5100 ft
          Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh
        • George IV Bridge - 1.0 mi
          Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
        • Museum on the Mound - 5100 ft
          The Mound, Edinburgh
        • Greyfriars Church - 1.0 mi
          Old Town, Edinburgh

        Near the hostel

        • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 2300 ft
          75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
        • St Cuthbert's Church - 2500 ft
          Lothian Road, Edinburgh
        • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 3600 ft
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 4600 ft
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 2500 ft
          13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
        • National War Museum of Scotland - 3600 ft
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • George Heriot's School - 3900 ft
          8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Atelier Restaurant - 300 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

        • Affogato - 2300 ft

          Address: 36 Queensferry Street

          89% likes this, based on 67 reviews

        • Indaba - 3000 ft

          Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
          Phone: 0131 221 1554

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

        • First Coast - 1100 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 Sushi - 2700 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

        Average guest rating

        6.2out of 10
        Good
        Based on 89 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • 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.

        • Single
          4.2

          I oculd leave my luggage after checking out and come back for it later without an additional charge.

          the room (intended for 6 beds) was way too small, couldn't get past the bed by the door so hard to get in/out of the room

        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
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1.2 mi
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          5.5 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.8 mi
        Train Stations
        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
          2300 ft
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.2 mi
        • Bus stop
          2000 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
          300 ft
        • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
          1100 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          4200 ft
        Hostel information
        • Check-in:
          from  1 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          10