I lied about my date of stay. It was actually April 2007 but I had such a good experience at this hostel that I feel compelled to share it years later.
While visiting Scotland on a solo trip, I found consistently strong reviews for a long-standing backpacker hostel in the heart of Edinburgh. After checking in and spending one night there, I knew I absolutely could not stay again. Every bad experience was had and I was left tired, grungy and feeling distraught.
While exploring around the city, I happened across what was then the newly-opened Smart City Hostel. What a perfect experience. The entire building from lobby to room to bedroom was spotless and well-lit, the eating facilities were nice, clean and bright, the staff were all very friendly, decor was modern and well-kept, there was an elevator (!) and I ended up with a 5-person room to myself for a silent night's sleep.
Granted, things may have changed over the past 3 years, but this was hands-down the best hostel experience I've ever had. Would highly recommend.
- 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