The Hostel - Edinburgh

3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 5DRshow map
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6
GoodBased on  90 reviews
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
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

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
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Scott MonumentScott Monument3300 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral400 ft
EICCEICC1400 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements2700 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery2700 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens3000 ft
Royal Lyceum TheatreRoyal Lyceum Theatre2700 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre3000 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art2000 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 2900 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions4500 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
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The Atelier RestaurantThe Atelier Restaurant300 ft159-161 Morrison Street
First CoastFirst Coast1100 ft99 - 101 Dalry Road
AffogatoAffogato2300 ft36 Queensferry Street
Kanpai SushiKanpai Sushi2700 ft8-10 Grindlay Street
IndabaIndaba3000 ft3 Lochrin Terrace
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Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle4600 ft
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1.5 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.0 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.9 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours3.0 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1.4 mi
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.6 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.7 mi
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo5000 ft
Royal Mile Royal Mile 5000 ftRoyal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland1.1 miChambers Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument1.3 miCalton Hill
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.8 miCanongate
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.9 miOcean Terminal
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.2 mi
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Reviews
6.2
GoodBased on  90  reviews
  • 1.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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...

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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

  • 6.2
    Good

    Staff is very cooperative and helpful.

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    Nice staff and location.

    The hostel need more toilet facilities

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    position close to station and airlink.

    toilets dirty and hot water missing when get the shower.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    It's fine, cheap enough, good sevices.

    a little far from city center.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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!!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  90 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.2 mi
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