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Kingsview City Centre Hostel

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very home-like atmosphere; no reception - when arrived found a receptionist just in a living room with other tourists. Didn't use kitchen, though in the evening somebody was cooking, and you could catch the smell even on 2nd floor. Was staying one night in a 6-bed mixed room. Tiny bathroom, water from shower was flooding all over the floor and...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay & only minutes from everything! Everyone loves to chill in the main common area, there is a nice kitchen & clean bathrooms. The staff was great & the manager Haylie was very helpful!

Thank Jackson T
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I know this was a basic hostel as it was one of hte last places left to book for New years. Travelled with 4 other friends, we've stayed in hostels all around the world so we aren't picky. But this place could do with a lick of paint at least! We had a private room - the large double window...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I stayed at this hostel a few weeks ago as a solo traveller. I had the most amazing time! the staff were excellent especially the managers Hayley and Refika, they were so engaging and made sure I felt welcome and had a great time.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Had such a wonderful time staying at this hostel. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The hostel felt like a home and was very cozy. Hostel had everything I needed and was in an awesome location. Comfy beds and blankets. Great for solo traveling. I will be staying here again.

Thank Haylie T
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Had the best time staying here, staff are so lovely and accommodating! Went out with them and had an amazing night, definitely made some great friends. Hostel itself was cosy, like a little house which was really nice staying in a homey environment. Great value for price and about a 15-20 minute walk to all the major tourist sites and...

Thank Refika S
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed long term here before finding a flat in Edinburgh. The staff are beyond friendly, welcomed me with open arms and helped me with any requests I had about accommodation or the city itself. It's a relaxed environment that feels more like home than a hostel which is exactly what I wanted travelling solo. Would recommend to anyone and...

Thank Paige v
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Nice cozy and homelike hostel, great location, friendly staff, especially Chris who helped get around and showed me a good time! Certainly a place recommended if youre on a budget. Enjoy your stay! :)

Thank Jonas D
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The hostel was well organised. Considering that the staff and visitors were mostly very young the facility was well managed and relatively clean. I had taken along my bed sheet, towel and pillowcase so it didn't matter much. It's very conveniently located for seeing the city. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay there again.

Thank moyenan
Verona, Italy
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped for two nights there in August. The location is good, about 25 minutes' walk from the city center (or a 10-minute bus ride), and though close to a busy neighborhood, the street is quite,however, the hostel is quite rundown. Lamps were not working, we were told the circuit just wasn't functioning, the key to the door wasn't working either...

Thank baketnebula

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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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Hi there we took over City Stay Hostel in Sep 2015. The hostel is under new management and has been refurbished and Renamed Kingsview City Centre Hostel. The images on the site were taken on 17 December 2015. Spend a night at Kingsview City Centre Hostel. Located in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre. No car required at Kingsview. Its just a short walk from Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket party zone, Princes Street and the Conference centre. City Centre Hostel was designed to accommodate modern day travelers and groups of up to 40 persons. Then hostel offers great facilities such as private bathroom with shower in every room and Free WIFI. Groups can book exclusive use of the City Centre Hostel Kingsview and all of its facilities. Smaller groups of up to 25 Persons can book our sister property City Centre Hostel - Gilmore which is located directly opposite. Exclusive access to both hostels can be arranged for groups of up to 65 Persons. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingsview City Centre Hostel

Address: 28 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: £12 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Dorms were only 6 beds which was great if you enjoy sleeping!!”
967refikas, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Can not recommend it at all.”
baketnebula, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Simply do not stay here”
  • Gap in the bedroom wall
  • Mouldy shower curtains
  • Tiny toilet with no lock on door
  • Dirty knickers in bedroom on arrival
  • Unsafe bunkbeds
  • Fixtures and fittings falling off the walls
geos124, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Bottom (twin) room had excellent wifi”
Alex_Patters, 21 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The wifi coverage is not that great at the top floor.”
yukaxu, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
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