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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 865 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Smart City Hostels Edinburgh.
|One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory|
|Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|One Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory|
|Twin or Bunk Bed Room|
|One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory|
|6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Packed Lunches, 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Lockers, Laundry
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 2.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 12 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 865 reviews
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Just a few feet from Prince’s Street, this Cityroomz property has a central Edinburgh location right in the heart of the historic city. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
Score from 1867 reviews Very good
In Edinburgh’s Old Town, Castle Rock Hostel is conveniently located an 11-minute walk from Waverley Train Station, and 3 minutes from Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle.
Score from 743 reviews Very good
The Baxter Hostel is in Edinburgh. Free Wi-Fi access is available. At The Baxter Hostel, there is a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen.
Score from 242 reviews Wonderful
Cowgate - Edinburgh Student Rentals offer purpose-built student accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Score from 223 reviews Very good
I guess everything about my trip was special. I have not stayed in hostels for years so it was a wonderful experience to do it again. It's not for everyone...!! I realise that. But for me it was organised, clean, and my room mates considerate. Staff friendly and helpful. Food available lovely and plenty of it.
Nothing to complain about....! :-)
Excellent location Breakfast decent Good facilities
Edinburgh is a lovely city, small but vibrant. There were plenty of places to eat out and which could accommodate a vegetarian family, one of whom was gluten-free. The hostel staff were really friendly and helpful at all times and we had a great time.
The hostel kitchen was a little basic, but it was good enough for us to cook breakfast and prepare lunches in.Maybe a few more mugs and an extra kettle would ease the flow of morning traffic!
It was my first time in Scotland and I found it really easy to find the hostel. It is so close to the Royal Mile and is really convenient to go to Waverley train station and the bus stop for the airport. The room is big and clean. The shower is powerful and I like it. The environment outside the window is quiet.
The WiFi signal is OK at 5th floor but the speed is really low. It it OK for web browsing which is what I need.
Honestly the room is more comfortable and hygienic than I would have ever thought. I had reserved for a bed in a 8-bed dormitory room, and inside the room there were 2 showers and 2 toilets. The location is also fabulous; close to almost all main tourist spots and good restaurants!
Not in particular.
The price & ease of use
almost nothing really,the clean people could swap the rooms floor,as i was there for 3 nites,and thwy never did!my bed was a bit noise,loosing..
good location, nice staff, excellent food in the bar with reasonable price
facilities location staff
This is easily one of the best hostels I have stayed at in Europe/UK in terms of value for money. I was a solo traveller and stayed in a 6-bed dorm and I found it very clean and thankfully got good roommates too. The rooms have an attached bath and toilet. The bed is comfortable and the linen is clean. The location is great too - just off the Royal Mile.
The free WiFi is very patchy and you need to dance around to catch signal. My room had all the power points in one area near one particular bed, which meant all five other people had to keep their phones,etc near that bed to charge - which was annoying.
good price, close to the castle and the train station. clean room.
you have to pay a deposit to get hair dryer and there was no water boiler in the room
The best hostel I have stayed in! Friendly staff, super clean, rooms were a great size, meals were cheap and quite good....will be staying there again!
staff, bar, spacious room, good house keeping, silly shower/toilet situation, great breakfast.
Good price, Clean, near the city centor.. kitchen room at 1st floor
WIFI condition (If not correctly connected then have to wait 2 hours)
It's right in the middle of Edinburgh city centre, nice and clean, staffs at the reception 24/7, luggage room before check in and after check out.
You should renew WIFI every 2 hours manually, and the speed was sometimes very poor, or no connection at all. But free is free better than nothing.
To being with SCH has great location, it is at convenient distance from the city attractions, has some great bars around and local food joints. The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms are clean and spacious. I was delighted to see a clean well kept bathroom and toilet. The staff are pleasantly friendly and helpful. Plus my roommates were a delight to live with. Met some lovely people in this lovely city. All in all, would love to visit this city again, and would definitely consider living at SCH again.
The wifi network inside the rooms are really weak. The only time it works bearably is around 1-2 am. Hopefully that gets better.
one of the best hostels ive stayed, great facilities, cleanliness
We were five friends staying there and had an awful time. We got poor service and the wifi was bad. Out toilet didn't flush and we could hear everything that was going on in the other rooms. Will never be staying there again
Stayed here a few times before. The facilities are brilliant with excellent staff. The bar downstairs is a good place to meet people and have food. The rooms are cheap but of a very good standard. Would recommend for solo, with friends, or with a group on business.
Excellent location in the heart of the city Very good price Cleanest hostel ever stayed at Front desk staff friendly
- Great location, 10-15 mins walk from Waveley station and town center - free wifi
- Didn't know that it was going to be the bunk bed - Room was cramped, very small, no table, kettle, chair. Only one drawer
Very Clean, Great Location close to night life, good bar with pool tables and big screens
Bedrooms/bathrooms were clean and the breakfast was delicious. Ideally located 10 mins from the station, with the option to drop off luggage pre check in. Lovely bar and breakfast area. There was some early morning noise from homecoming revellers, which was expected, however ear plugs are available for purchase from reception to block this out. We went as a group, but I would be happy to stay here again on a family trip as the value for money is first class.
Very clean. Great location. Lockers. Really good restaurant downstairs.
Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.
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