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The West End Hostel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer. We offer simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming. Choose to stay in either one of our small 6 bed dormitory rooms with En-suite or one of our larger dormitories with shared bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed! Sleeping a total of 109 guests, the West End Hotel has the capacity to cater for large groups including school/university groups, sports tour or stag and hen parties.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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96Great for walkers
Grade: 96 out of 100
78Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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After reading not so great reviews we weren’t sure what to expect, but the price made me book anyway. Now I can safely say you get your value for money. We were so shocked at how posh this hostel was, and when we arrived I really thought we had the wrong place. It genuinely
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We are just back from a 3 night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Staff and very welcoming to everybody when you arrive. The room which we had was a 6 bed room 3 storey high bunkbedsx2 bed were very comfortable. The rooms are newly renovated and equipped with lockers
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Nice hostel 20 minutes from the city center walk. Clean rooms and comfortable place. The breakfast could be better, but it is enough. It has a bar with live music on fridays. It was one of the cheapest we found.
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Hostel was very clean. Our room was like 24 beds, but in a large, high-ceilinged room with tall windows, so it actually felt pretty spacious. Bathroom facilities were pretty nice. Didn’t seem to be any real common space, although we weren’t at the hostel enough for it to matter.
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It doesn't even feel like a hostel since the accomodation, facilities and amenities are quite nice. It's about a 20 minute walk to Edinburg's downtown. The staff was kind, they kept our luggages after the check-out. The room I stayed in was for 6 people and we had our private
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Habitación para 10 personas
12 bed dorm
12 bed dorm
"We were in room 106 and it was convenient. Be advise though that the rooms are warm."
"Room 3 had 4 single beds, or two doubles."
"Stay somewhere else"
"Cleaning was poor, take plenty of anti bacterial wipes & a phone power pack."
"Be prepared for stairs, there are no lifts, but the staff are happy to help"
US$15 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
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