Cool set up but budget! I think they were ex student accommodation with about 5 rooms or so in a "Flat" with something like 8 Flats. Pretty good kitchen facilities to share between each flat. Not the cleanest of places, cleaning gets done but not to a high standard. Linen doesn't seem to get changed every time it is used and a lot of the mattresses are pretty bad (springs sticking into your back). Check that the heating goes in your room if its in the winter, some rooms seems to have non functional heating. No lock-ups so watch your stuff! Staff were happy to hold valuable items behind the counter though. Two computers for communal internet and cool little hang out room with free tea and coffee.
Right across the road from the Three Sisters bar so can be noisy on a Friday and Saturday nights but if that's what your into its perfect! Right in the centre of town and a few minutes walk from most Old Town pubs!! If you are there when its not busy its pretty cheap especially if you want to hang around for a little bit.
I stayed there for about 2 weeks in transition and overall it did the trick but all it is is just budget accommodation situated right in the centre of town for good access to pubs etc and fun times. If you have standards this might have trouble meeting them :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hostel with a difference! Our 168 bed hostel contains 12 individually lockable apartments all fully fitted with their own toilet, shower rooms and kitchen/lounge including an oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, plates, dishes, cutlery and cooking pots. An apartment sleeps between 8 and 22 people in a combination of 4 and 6 bed dorms and twin or double rooms. That's 12 fully fitted kitchens and 17 shower rooms with toilets plus 12 separate private toilets! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cowgate Tourist Hotel Edinburgh
- Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland