For the cheap price I was expecting something aweful but when I arrived I found a clean, comfortable and friendly place to stay. While other's have pointed out that there was a lack of toilets I found this never affected me as I wasn't in the hostel for most of the day. The showers were lovely and warm with good pressure (better the hotels I've stayed in). The wreck room and kitchen were better than expected as well. There was a full kitchen, bar, TV room, pool table etc. The whole place was painted and decorated with flags and pictures adding to the atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The only downside was the other people staying there. Aside from the obvious problem of people snoring the addition of wifi meant that some guests wouldn't talk to the other people staying there. I often found myself having great conversations with people from all over the world only to find out they were staff. This, however, did not put me off as it added to the experience.
It should be noted that the hostel is roughly 40 minutes walking distance away from the old town, where the fringe is mainly situated. I found this didn't affect my day much as I got some exercise and a better understanding of Edinburgh. I now know the city well enough that I could find my way around next year when I return to stay in the Belford.
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- Also Known As:
- Belford Hotel Edinburgh
- Belford Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland