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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 876 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|
|Single Bed in Dormitory Room|
|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
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
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.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 12 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 876 reviews
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Score from 1759 reviews Very good
shower gel provided big shower towel provided well located(between castle and palace) 2 shoer and 2 tolet for 8 ppersson s a very good ratio
wifi slow and must reconnect very 2 hours plug can be far from the bed
spacious and clean room. comfy bed. freindly staff. great breakfast. hot shower. good location.. everything was perfect!
location and the facilities !
The wifi in the room
friendly staff, reasonable prices, good breakfast, Wi-Fi, good location, quiet place to stay if you want peace, and much more
Too hot and uncomfortable. We have asked for doble bed but got two level beds.
Great location, really nice staff, good bar/restaurant downstairs.
Male/Female Ratio Kids staying in hostel
The staff were friendly and helpful
I stayed one Saturday night. There was bedlam going on in the corridor outside the room - a woman had flipped and was screaming and slamming doors - for a long time. Adjacent to the room was a noisy eating area outside. The bar was very rowdy. To cap it all a woman in the same room spent at least an hour rustling through and organising her large number of bags and belongings, and showed no signs of stopping. Eventually I asked for another room away from the mayhem - the other room was fine, thankfully.
Everything really! Love the v.good quality of LINEA+TOW+V.CONFY BEDS +BIG BONUS V.NICE STAFF ALL EXCELLENT! BEEN THERE FOR3/4 TIMES N +-3 MONTHS, LOVE IT/THEM.
Staff were amazing and helpful. The guest kitchen. Social area. the best thing is the SHOWER...
I stayed in 6 mixed dorm ensuite room. It's big enough for 6 of us. The room was clean and tidy. The location is quite nice and convenient.
At first, I found it pretty hard to find the hostel because of the city and street layout. But actually, it's not so far from the train station.
The short walking distance of Smart City Hostels from Edinburgh Waverley train Stn. Maximum convenince for first time visitors to the city - especially students. Also local social nightlife close by to the hostel.
The hostel was very well located, friendly staff, amazing breakfast (good thing they serve it until noon on weekends), good bed, good shower, very clean. The bar downstairs was nice, it had good drinks.
A locker in my room was broken (it couldn't be locked) and someone was using the locker assigned to me. My keycard stopped working more than once, they told me it could have been because it was close to a mobile phone (they easily solved the problem but it's kind of annoying to keep bothering if your phone is not to close to the keycard).
The wifi never worked, even in the reception area. The noise of large groups of very young people playing screaming and laughing in the hall ways until very late
Good location. 5 min walk to the Royal Mile or Grassmarket. We had a four bed room. Enough space and separated facility! Better than e.g Ibis Budget where you guess the toilet is next to your bed.
Rather noisy. If you sleep at opens window you will be wake up by the street cleaning vehicle at 6 am! And you cannot sleep before 2am because there is the smoking area of the pub right there!
Shower and toilet in the dormitory Bar is quite spacious Great location Friendly staff
Excellent all round, from location to facilities and cleanliness.
The breakfast was very tasty - great for setting myself up for the day The staff were extremely helpful with directions and advice around getting public transport throughout the city.
If possible, could plug sockets in dorm rooms be placed in more accessible locations? Not every bed has a socket and some communal sockets are partially blocked by lockers.
breakfast is good
wifi not good
We loved the hostal I have stayed in hostels in Europe and they have been dives smart city is more like a hotel great staff great food amazing value for mobey
Facilities were spot on, breakfast was good
Could've had a choice of bunk - I hate top beds and there was no real way to choose. Apart from that, great.
Location Pleasant staff
Hard to be objective as paid the usual high festival prices (£100 a night in this case). If I was a backpacker paying budget prices then the following might not be as big an issue: - carpets weren't hoovered - tatty walls - bunk beds not very comfortable - little storage space - breakfast looked really unappetising, didn't try it though
Location and price
Probably better noise insulation would have helped since noise from outside was loud. Plus, heating was a bit on higher side
I really liked the location which is just a few minutes walk away from the Royal Mile. I also liked the room because the beds are clean and 4-people rooms have a small couch and a desk individually, which encourages 4 room mates can sit around and talk getting friendly one another. The bathroom was facilitated inside the room which was very convenient to take a shower.
The wifi was working so slow..
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