My husband and I stayed at the Edinburgh Metro on multiple days. When we booked the hostel, we booked through the website for one male and one female. We were under the impression that we would be together in a twin room.... only to that was not the case. We weren't in the same apartment.... we weren't even on the same floor! The employees basically shrugged their shoulders and said that the past couple of years they haven't had mixed dorms, and there was no way we could be together unless one of the two shared rooms became available.
A couple of the employees were nice, although not particularily helpful with our issue. One of the managers (Eva), was very rude to both staff and customers.
The hostel appeared clean, but I have my suspicions that it wasn't as clean as it appeared. One of my husbands room had a wardrobe that was a foot away from the wall, and the bed was mispositioned... wouldn't a cleaner have fixed that? Also, one of the doorknobs in one of the apartments was hanging by a single screw and as such, did not really work. It would have been a very simple fix.
Would we stay here again? Only if nothing else was available for a decent price.
Pros: Good location (right off of Royal Mile, walk to Waverly Station), private rooms for single people
Cons: Lack of security (the luggage storage room was accesible to anyone who asked for a key, and there was no employee keeping an eye on what they took), did not accomodate their customers, possibly unclean, many flights of stairs to climb, Wi-fi barely worked and was expensive
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