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“Eclectic & roomy”
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Art Roch Hostel
Ranked #143 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Stayed at this hostel for a few days and loved it! Very centrally located within Old Town, with several pubs and restaurants literally across the street. The lobby and common room/kitchen have more sofas than you could imagine, but their high ceilings and size allow them to remain big even still. The rooms themselves were spacious and the beds were solid, not the wiggly kind. They had a mirror and sofa within the room itself, you felt like you had your own space. Art decorates the halls, rooms, common areas and tea candles illuminated the lobby common area which gave it a comforting ambiance.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

Great location in the grassmarket. Rooms were pretty cheap. I stayed for a week in an 8-bed female room and it was HUGE and decorated in a fun and quirky style. The lounge and kitchen area is huge and really nice-- it would be better if they had more dishes, cutlery and pots and pans for us to use though. The big thing that annoyed me about it was that they had one washer for everyone to use, and no dryer. They said the dryer that was there was for staff only, but they were working on getting one for everyone to use so hopefully that will work out. The windows didnt open very much-- in our huge room only one of them opened a crack, so it was pretty hot in there even though it wasnt that hot outside. That also wasnt very fun. This also seems to be a hostel where people go to sleep and not really socialize with people they don't know-- it didnt seem that people were interested in meeting new people in the hostel. Showers could have been cleaner.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

A group of 7 of us stayed here for a lads weekend. We wanted a hotel but prices in Edinburgh were too expensive. We found this by accident and gave it a go. The building is located in the middle of the nightlife. The staff on arrival were very quick and welcoming we were in a shared dorm which was great craic. Place is really quirkily decorated chill out room is awesome rooms are big clean and beds are very comfy sleeping in a bunk bed brought me back to my childhood. Free wifi in reception met the owner Malcolm who is an experience in himself I couldn't recommend this place highly enough. I will sample more hostels in future

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 January 2014
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Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2012
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: 2 West Port | Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
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Ranked #143 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Hotel Class:3 star — Art Roch Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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