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“Fantastic Hostel!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Safestay Edinburgh
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Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Hostel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

9 of us stayed at this hostel for a Stag weekend and we couldn't have been happier with the place! The rooms were amazingly clean and tidy, and the staff were brilliant. The breakfast (included in the room price) was better than we could've imagined and whole experience was just great. Would definitely stay there again as the location is perfect, right in the middle of the royal mile. No matter how many times I got lost I somehow always ended up back at the hostel (don't know if thats some which craft on their part). Fantastic place, would definitely recommend it. The theme for Stag was Victorian Gentlemen and this hostel suited us gents down to a tee!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trev400
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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Hi there,

We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Have you became a fan on facebook.com/smartcityhostel? You can upload some of your pics on there too from your stay with us.

Hope to see you all again soon.

Thanks,

Jayne @ SCH
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Recife, Brazil
Level Contributor
58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

It was my first experience in hostels. A friend and I got two beds in a shared room for 6 people there. I was impressed by the organization and cleaning of the place. They give you towels. Each room, as far As I could see, has its own shower and toilet splitted. The shower has it own liquid soup dispenser and the toilet has a small mirror, a sink, and the toilet it self. The common area is a nice pub (It had to be in UK, right?!), with two pool tables, large area and many tables. At the pub there are common toilets as well (probably to be used by costumer and hosts). You can access wifi-internet only at the pub. It's very well located. Short walk to the Royal Mile and to the train station. I definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Hi,

Thanks for your review.

We are so happy you had a good time with us and hope to see you back in future. Be sure to become one of our fans on facebook.com/smartcityhostel if you aren't already, to receive our free breakfast voucher if you visit again.

Thanks,

Jayne @ SCH
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

With my boyfired we stayed 3 nights at the Smart City Hostel in Edinburgh in January 2012.
We highly recommend this place as it is very clean, modern, safe and in a great location.
We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was very spacious and where every bed had its own cupboard with a locker. The room had 2 showers and 2 toilets.
Very good value!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank Celine L
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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Hi,

Cheers for your review. We love getting feedback.

Glad you enjoyed your stay. If you've got any photos of the hostel or your time here, then upload onto our website. It's great ot have pictures on there of guests that have stayed with us.

Thanks and hopefully see you again soon,

Jayne @ SCH
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed here for 1 night, all was arranged and paid for before we arrived.
The rooms were clean and tidy, the food was nicer than we had expected and the location was amazing! really good mix of people staying here and the bar downstairs was a good size so it never felt cramped.
In the run up to arrival holly at smart city hostels made it really easy to arrange everything by email and nothing was too much trouble, as a negative some of the bar staff were rude to us on arrival and were last than helpful, but front desk very good, we came back quite late and they were still smiling and happy to help us.
Overall a good place to stay for value for money would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dawn h
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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Hi,

Thanks for your review. It's always good to get feedback.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again together or individually, soon.

Thanks,

Jayne @ SCH
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

The best thing about this hostel has to be the location. It's just a stones throw from the Royal Mile and all the other sights.

We had three people staying in a five bed dorm and it was spacious enough for us, but if there had been five in there I think it would have been cramped. The rooms were clean and the bedding and towels were changed every third day.

This isn't a a small little hostel where there's a nice place to hang out and meet others. It's a a big city hostel,with a decent enough bar downstairs - it brought back memories of a student bar.

Overall not bad, and would probably stay here again as it's so convenient.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 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
      Service
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Thank Priestleyleanne
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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Hi,

Thanks for your review. We are glad you had a good stay with us. Please do send us any potographs you took in and around our hostel, or upload onto our website gallery.

Thanks,

Jayne @ SCH
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Adelaide
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Stayed before and after a tour and you can't beat the location, especially for Haggis Tours. The place is very tidy, rooms comfortable and clean. About the only thing I could fault is water from the shower getting all over the floor in the ensuite but that's better than no shower pressure! The bar area is quite spacious and free wifi a bonus. Good mix of age and nationality staying made it good fun.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AdelaideGringo
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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Hi,

Thanks for your review.

We are glad you had a great time with us. The point you have made about has been noted - we are looking into dorm refurbishment in the near future.

We look forward to seeing you again soon, should you visit Edinburgh again.

Thanks,

Jayne @SCH
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Island of Malta, Malta
Level Contributor
120 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

One of the better hostels I've been to. It's clean, has no unpleasant smells and for £14 pp a night represented great value – you go to a hostel for a place to stay, after all. Service was friendly whenever we needed it, and the luggage room was made available for us. I wasn't too impressed by the breakfast (some of the warm items were not so warm anymore), but we got a free breakfast through a deal they had on Facebook. Would definitely go again if I needed somewhere to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank thisusernamewastaken
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EdinburghSmart_city, Director of Sales at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Hi,

Thanks for your review.

We are glad you had a good stay with us and are sorry your breakfast didn't live up to expectations. Perhaps we can rectify this on your next visit, if you visit again? Do let me know if you plan to return - jayne@smartcityhostels.com.

Thanks,

Jayne @SCH
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Additional Information about Safestay Edinburgh

Property: Safestay Edinburgh
Address: 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 214 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Safestay Edinburgh 5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Safestay Hostel, Edinburgh, redefines the hostel experience. Safestay Hostel is an award winning stylish five-star hostel with great facilities that make it the ideal choice for value accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. Safestay Hostel's rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all have en-suite facilities. The hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living so there really is something for everyone. Safestay hostel really is the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, with free Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. There is also a 24 hour reception, no curfew, and all of Edinburgh's lively night scene and famed attractions on your doorstep. Safestay also offers fantastic City break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why Safestay Hostel is the smart choice for your journey to Scotland's vibrant and historic Capital city. ... more   less 
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