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Malone's Old Town Hostel
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

stayed here during the festival for a weekend- nothing to fault! location simply could not be better, clean rooms, no noise, good showering facilities. Decent breakfast in the morning - recommended !!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Shelley K
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed here for three nights in July 2014 including the World Cup final night. Beds were comfy, showers were clean and super hot.

Noise from the bar can come up, especially on the busy nights and the breakfast wasn't anything to write home about.

The wifi was also good and they have good food specials at the bar.

Desk staff was friendly and had good recommendations of things to do.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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5 Thank Ben P
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We came to Malones for a place to lay our heads for the duration of our mates stag do. What we got was a place we actually totally wanted to hang out full of friendly characters and helpful staff. The manager was approachable, honest and fair, even through some slight issues with the room (for which we were instantly reimbursed in cash) and the bar staff were great fun and invented drinks for us. The prices for both food and drink were really reasonable for guests and the burgers were very nice. To top it all off they posted some whisky I had bought for my girlfriend which I couldn't get back through customs and couldn't post myself because it was a Sunday. Above and beyond!

Hooray for Malones!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Paul M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We booked 2 beds in the hostel on the Easter weekend. When we reached the hostel, the guy told us that our booking was cancelled!!
We had a confirmed booking from Booking.com!!!
The guy told us that he had sent us an "email" about our booking being cancelled.
When we asked him to show the email ,he obviously couldn't.
In the meantime , I asked him to look for other Hotels and my friend called the Booking.com guy
when I told him we had wasted a lot of time ..he gave us a 5 pound note for a taxi and asked us to go to another hotel that he was looking at . I asked him to call them and they said the rooms weren't available. Finally he found us a hotel when the guys from booking.com called..
And we then go to know that due to the Easter weekend the prices of the Hostel was hiked to around 100 Pound , which was the reason that this guy was lying. So , we obviously didn't have a great experience, plus the guy was not even apologetic and lied !!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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14 Thank IteK5
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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3 Thank Vesavius
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Uppsala
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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3 Thank Septemberbarn
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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 #41 of 212 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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