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“Cozy & Friendly”
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Haggis Hostels
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MONTGOMERY
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Cozy & Friendly”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was a clean and ever so convenient hostel. There is no lift, but the spiral stairway is colorfully decorated and a good exercise before wandering around Edinburgh. Allan, who looks and acts like Bert in Mary Poppins, personalized the hostel, and he knows the best sights and how to get to them. There are lots of kitchen accessories and a grocery store nearby. It only takes a couple of minutes to get to Waverley Station, Princes Street, and the tour bus stops. I'll certainly stay there again when I come back to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I had a great visit my first time in Edinburgh. Chris and Al (and the rest of the staff) were very helpful and helped make my trip that much more enjoyable. The hostel is very clean and comfortable and entirely great. Also, the best beds and sheets of any hostel I've stayed in! I will definitely be staying there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great location, only 2 - 3 minutes from the rail station. can walk to everywhere, bus stop, station, edinburgh castle, monument, old town, new town..., welcoming staff, would like to stay at this hostel again when coming back to Edinburgh,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Pluses:
Fantastic location 1 minute walk from Waverly Rail station / buses, with friendly welcoming staff. The hostel is small enough to have a more friendly feel than larger ones that I've been to. Free Tea and Coffee whilst there and free breakfast in the morning (toast / croissants / fruit all taste better for being free!). Cooking facilities available (although I didn't use them much!) and lounge area for relaxing at the end of the day. Great showers also. Hostel seemed to be cleaned frequently (showers always spotless when I used them in the morning). Free access to internet if you use their PCs! I planned to stay just once, and ended up returning several times whenever back in Edinburgh!

Be prepared:
The hostel is up a couple of flights of stairs - a small price to pay given the central location! It's not like scaling Everest but save a little energy if you arrive with heavy bags.
Book through LateRooms for rate inclusive of wireless internet code & towel, or bring your own towel and use their PCs to do it for free!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Weihai, China
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

a very good hosteles, convenient and clean, very good staffes, kind and friendly. i like them very much, if i visit edinburg next time, i will choose this hosteles first. they deposit my luggage for free, i said i would buy a cup of coffee for a guy, i promise i will do when i back to this hosteles.

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

What an outstanding facility and the staff go above and beyond to make your staff a great experience. This is located close to bus and train and to shopping and to restaurants. It is very close to attractions in Edinburgh. I can not say enough praises for the staff at Haggis, they are by far the best of all the hostels we have encountered. We will return to this one on our next trip.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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christopher d, Owner at Haggis Hostels, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear Mr Oliver,
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and kind words. I was a real pleasure having your self and your wife staying with us and we look forward to your return visit next year.
Should we be able to do anything to assist your future travelling needs please do not hesitate to contact us.
Many Thanks from all of the team at Haggis Hostels.
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Haggis hostel is the best place for backpackers, travelers students and normal tourists as well. I spent here just one night but I enjoy the place. The hostel is clean, very well located, the employees are very friendly and professional, and one can find all the facilities. It's perfect if one wants to visit Edinburgh with a cheap budget and without any trouble. I'll come back and I'll suggest this place to all my friends.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Haggis Hostels
Address: 5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 205 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Haggis Hostels 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Haggis Hostel in Edinburgh. We are Edinburgh's premier affordable accommodation provider and Edinburgh s Best Hostel. With the most central location of any hostel in Edinburgh. We should be your first choice when looking for accommodation in Edinburgh. The hostel is in a newly renovated Georgian building (1838), and is fully equipped with all the facilities you need to make your stay in Edinburgh a memorable one. The hostel rooms are all clean and spacious, and are equipped with international sockets, so you don't need to go scrabbling around for an adapter just to charge your phone. If you're looking for the most friendly, comfortable hostel in Edinburgh, then you've found it. We've tried hard to think of all the things you'll need to make your stay a happy one, you can trust Haggis Hostels. We also specialise in exclusive hire and cater for groups offering full catering facilities, excursions and transportation. ... more   less 
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