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
Parking
Kitchen facilities

Cooking hob

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

Adults only
Sports activities

Billiards/ Pool tables

Overview

The modern 2-star The Hostel offers an airy accommodation in a busy area of Edinburgh. A bunch of amenities including a luggage storage and a safe deposit box are available for guests.

The property is 150 meters away from St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle and Midlothian Ski Centre. Guests can share a meal in The Atelier Restaurant and First Coast, located about 100 meters away.

A train station is easily accessible.

Rooms

Aside from high-speed internet, pay television, heating, cable TV with on-demand movies and a private kitchen, rooms have beds with bedding and linens. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Private bathrooms are provided. They feature showers and bidets along with hairdryers, dressing gowns and towels.

Eat & Drink

The property has a communal kitchen appointed with a microwave, an electric kettle, a fridge and a washing machine.

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
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Adults only
  • 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
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

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
  • 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

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Dormitory Room
Bed type: Beds in shared room or Bed in shared room
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Shared Facility|1 Person in 21-Bed Dormitory - Mixed

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

    Private or Shared Bathroom Twin Room
    Bed type: Twin beds
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    Shared Facility|Room (Private Room 5 Beds, shared bathroom)

    How to reach hostel

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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
    • 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

    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

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

    Galleries

    • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art - 2000 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
    • 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