well..... if i was staying here with the wife she would have said "NO WAY HOSAY" as soon as she walked through the door and went else where,but as it was a stag night for 32 lads it was bearable for the one night just to get our heads down after a night on the drink.
on arrival we asked our selves " who booked this!!" there was a bloke asleep on one of the many old sofas, we thought he was a tramp but later relised that he was the night time reception man who must sleep there during the day.
the reception is full of old junk, old books and even a life size sheep, old sofas dotted all over and not very hospitable or clean.
the dorm room 205 slept 12 of us in bunk beds which where a bit rocky to say the least.
you have to make your own bed and strip your bed on checking out, but if the beds where already made you would have not seen the state of the beds, quilt and pillows which where alful
the sheets where white and clean but we all slept with our clothes on!! yes it was that bad and if any body snores out load every body in the room knows about it, we where lucky we knew the lad who snored and woke him up to stop him snoring, but if you where in a dorm and did not know the snorer you could not wake him up and would have to put up with it!!
we where two quilts and a pillow short in our dorm so i found my way down the maze of corridors and stairs to the reception to ask for some bedding when the receptionist actually came he said he would bring them up for me.......STILL WAITING FOR THEM !!!
the showers and toilets where comunal and very basic to say the least,water in the showers was freezing and one of the floor tiles in front of on of the showers had lifted revealing a big hole in the floor
the hostel is run down and has old records glued all over to walls and floors.
the hostel is in a great location in the grass market right on the strip for the nightlife/bars and directly opposite Edinburgh castle
the Art Roch hostel used to be The Salvation Army so it was probably a doss house for the homeless and in my opinion i don't think it has had much money spent on it to turn it into a hostel
- Also Known As:
- Art Roch Hotel Edinburgh
- Art Roch Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland