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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is never going to be Alltbeithe, but it could do better than, well, dull. I mean, it's all there - it's a cheap, clean place to bunk down, and is convenient for Edinburgh. The staff are friendly and helpful, and it has all the amenities. It just has no soul. There's nothing to make it interesting. It didn't feel... More 

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Hexham UK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night on quick trip to the town. Stayed in shared dorm which was OK Smallish room with 2 bunk beds ( 4 beds in all) One guy was a bit rude whilst the other was great. You can't choose your company! Very friendly and helpful staff. Central location, convenient for town.Very cheap.Self catering kitchen available. I had continental... More 

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norfolk
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great location central to town , friendly helpful staff and very clean . ground floor area disappointing . No soul or atmosphere in cafe or restaurant , food very poor . Anyone can walk in to main area of cafe and dining room so beware of possessions . One person had phone stolen by a passer by coming in .good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Comfortable double room with ensuite. Nice cafe area and good wifi connections. Laundry available. All in all this was a great base for exploring Edinburgh. Supermarkets a couple of minutes away if you want to use the yha kitchens.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I used this hostel for a weekend stay in Edinburgh for the rugby. It is a nice walk from the youth hostel to the centre of Edinburgh and is not far from Hibs football club. Go for the full breakfast and make sure you have an empty stomach.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I stayed here by myself on an overnight trip to Edinburgh. I was put into a 6 bedroom female dorm ensuite where I shared the room with two other females. The beds were not very comfortable and the noise from outside traffic was distracting for most of the night. The free wifi requires a password that changes every 8 hours,... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to post, we appreciate your feedbcal, I am sorry you didn't find your bed comfortable, I have asked the team to check the mattresses and replace where needed. We are in the city centre of Edinburgh so we do have some traffic but its normally quiet later in the evening. The wifi, we have... More 

Zottegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stayed in the Hostel for 3 nights in a private, en suite double. The room was clean, shower was good, and bed was comfortable. It was close to Princess Street, and Waverly Station. The tram from the airport stopped just a five minute walk from the Hostel. We had breakfast one morning. I enjoyed it. Lots of places close... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post, and thank you for your kind words. I am sorry about the internet, we have had to introduce this as many people do not log off when not using their devices so its slows the speed for the other guests so we introduced this as a temporary measure to ensure constant... More 

Gorebridge
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here recently with my family. The private room we had was spacious, clean and comfortable. This lovely wee place is perfectly positioned to explore the City and great on a budget. The only issue we had was the unreliable wifi. A small first world problem, I know. The staff were helpful. Particularly Kirsten, the funny, friendly northerner on... More 

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Thank AHalley1978
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your feedback, very much appreciated. We will also be sure to pass on your kind words to Kirsten, she will really appreciate that. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very good hostel. I stayed here for 4 nights in September 2016. The rooms are clean, spacious and the communal kitchen is an added bonus. A short walk from the main train station and excellent reception staff. It also had the cheapest laundry facilities throughout my two month stay across Eastern and Western Europe. Wi-fi signal was... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much, that is a lovely review and we really appreciate you taking the time to post. We will be sure to let our team know about your kind comments. Lorna Padden More 

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8 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The accommodation is good quality and great value. The cafe serves great food and you can just pop in and have food whether you're a guest or just passing by. Great for meeting up with friends before a trip into town.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, What a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for your kind commnets about "Haddington Place Café" also, we have seen a real uptake on the café offering this summer with non residents, which is great as we are loving being the local community café. Thank You Lorna More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Scotland's capital, offering 5 star budget accommodation with 271 beds. This busy youth hostel offers a range of multi-share and private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, taking hostelling to a new level with TV and coffee making facilities. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is also an ideal location for those looking for group accommodation in Edinburgh. The youth hostel has a self-catering kitchen and dining room. Our licensed cafe, Haddington Place, offers tea, coffee and cake as well as snacks and meals throughout the day. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is ideal for individuals, groups or families looking for quality, budget accommodation. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Address: 9 Haddington Place | Off Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 4AL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: £33 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 5*
Number of rooms: 72
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