The location of this hostel is perfect, at the center of everything. It felt safe and secure. My room was basic but clean. Had an ensuite which was great. The shower was very nice but when you showered it didn't drain properly into the hole in the floor so the whole bathroom floor was soaked for ages after. The room had a wardrobe and a desk which was handy.
The hostel was really really noisy. I didn't get much sleep while I was here, slamming doors, was over the bar smoking area and people being loud in general.
I didn't find the staff very welcoming.
I had breakfast included and the breakfast was quite nice. I ate on my last night here and it was okay.
Having a private room and breakfast included, it didn't work out that much cheaper than a hotel so I am sorry I did not go for a hotel in the end to be a little more comfortable and get more sleep.
I would only recommend if you are going to Edinburgh purely to party and not sleep!
Shower water going all over bathroom floor
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
- Safestay Edinburgh Scotland