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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

357 reviews
Traveller (41)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (2)
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good22%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible33%
5 Jan 2018
“Cowgate hostel”
2 Dec 2017
“Cheap no thrills digs”
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This hostel is not expensive at all, so you cant expect much. Therefor its a pretty decent hostel. However the shower has weak pressure. The hostel is in the clubbingstreet, so if you want to spend your citytrip sleeping dont go here. However, if you...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for one night in December 2017. We got appointed a room on the ground floor. The first thing that struck us as we arrived was the smell; a mix of piss and old moist basement. In a desperate attempt to make...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The rooms were clean, nice, and quiet. There was a kitchen with lots of dishes and appliances, so if you want to cook food, this is a great place to do it. The guy who worked the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. And...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

If you want somewhere to rest your weary head after a big night on the town which isn't going to cost you the earth then this is exactly that. Room was ok, bed was clean bathroom was ok. All in all very average but nothing...More

Thank Drew R
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We booked a private room in the hostel during the fringe. It is always horrific to pay the money you do for a hostel during the festival but this was cheap in comparison to others. It really was not clean (but not worse than other...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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US$15 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$15 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (41)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (2)
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Edmund N
3 November 2017|
Response from Darkdistro | Reviewed this property |
Haven't used, not sure. Sorry... :(
John F
21 October 2017|
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Response from suranthaka | Reviewed this property |
Bedding is provided, but if you get the private rooms you also get towels.
Room Tips
"Basic - but clean and tidy"
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"We only stayed in Room 94"
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"Without any payment issue, this is a good hostel to stay a night."
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"104 flat contains two rooms of six beds and one twin room. Private toilets and kitchen for the flat."
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