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“Amazing value hostel!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malone's Old Town Hostel

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Malone's Old Town Hostel
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing value hostel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Perfect place to stay if you're on a budget. Very tidy hostel with good kitchen facilities even for a longer stay. Felt very safe and the location is so good in Old Town, within a walking distance to basically everywhere. Staff were extremely nice and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Perfect location with bus stops, restaurants etc within walking distance. Really nice and helpful staff. Clean rooms, many toilets and showers. And the pub is really good, too (and you get special offers if you say you stay at the hostel). We stayed for two nights, and everything ran smoothly. This is a great hostel, and really price worthy. I will definitely stay here again, the next time I visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Moate, Ireland
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Excellent hostel with the most comfortable hostel bed i have ever slept in..great location to with everything within walking distance...malones bar is downstairs which offers brilliant discounts on food and drink for anyone staying at the hostel,so definitly pop down for a few beers before you explore the town further because drinks will be more expensive elsewhere. staff were helpull and friendly both in the bar and hostel,showeres and toilets were very clean as was the kitchen...one of the better hostels i have stayed at,,,if your going to stay in a hostel in edinburgh this is it.

Room Tip: not a room tip but dont eat at the kebab place next door to the hostel it was mank
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank gish27
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Very impressed with every aspect of this Hostel its clean modern with all the mod cons to accomodate every traveller.Its location is absolutely ideal everything touristy royal mile,castle,scotch experience is within walking distance as well as the Grassmarket for nightlife.
The bar in the hostel serves brilliant very reasonable food easily the best Ive had in any hostel.The bar is a great spot to watch any sport in and is very popular at the weekend we could have stayed there for the entire trip.
The staff are very friendly and have a great sense of humour all in all a brilliant experience

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank juststsf
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed at a four bed, mixed dorm. Guys at the reception were friendly, rooms are very simple, no decoration, shared bathroom was clean. Price of 18£ seemed to be reasonable, breakfast was included.
In contrast to some other reviews the hostel didn't look very new to me. Also the saves at our room were not usable, because in all locks stuck broken keys.
If you search for a simple accommodation for one or two nights...go for it!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Malone's bar that is below the hostel is a great bar with regular live music and a good selection of drinks available. I didn't have any of the food. The hostel above was lovely... basic but conventional, and very clean. The 8 bed room I stayed in was clean and tidy with 4 bunk beds and space around for your case or rucksacks. Beds were very comfy too. It was not cramped at all. There was a nice kitchen area and the male showers and toilets were very well kept. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommended a stay here if you are on your own or with a group of friends. The price is also very reasonable. I would definitely go back.

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Malone's Old Town Hostel
Address: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 214 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malone's Old Town Hostel recently made it as Lonely Planet's 'top pick' as a budget hostel in Edinburgh. A clean, cosy hostel located in the heart of Edinburgh's historic and beautiful old town. As well as being close to top tourist attractions such as the National Museum and the Castle, it is also above one of the area's most popular bars, Malones Irish Bar. Choose from a large 10-12 bed or smaller 4 bed dorm and be welcomed into our cheery little place! ... more   less 
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Malone's Old Town Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland

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