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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 857 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
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.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking for more than 12 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 857 reviews
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This newly refurbished hotel is 800 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and the shops, theatres and nightlife of Princes Street. It offers free WiFi and has a breakfast room.
Score from 1324 reviews Very good
The second night at this hostel we couldn't sleep. We arrived back around 11pm and the hostel bar was still open, so we expected noise. When we went to bed around 12am there was still a distracting amount of noise coming from the patio outside. We tried to sleep and for two hours all we heard was people running up and down our hallway screaming, people outside screaming, people slamming doors and people jumping on beds. By 2AM someone complained about the noise. A night manager came to threaten the guests because they were playing with the fire extinguisher. However, the noise continued. Someone tried to open our door. Finally around 4AM the students returned to their rooms but were still yelling, slamming doors and jumping on beds. My friends and I had to wake up at 5AM to catch a Ryanair flight. It's the first time in my life that I paid to sleep in a hostel and it was actually impossible to do so. The hostel is so big that the people at reception have no idea what is happening in other parts. And they apparently don't care. When we checked out we inquired about what had happened and complained, but, as usual, everyone we talked to at the hostel acted annoyed and bored. We were told the school group would receive a fine. I will definitely NEVER stay here again and warn anyone I know not to waste their time at this place.
The hostel is really modern and clean inside.
Close to everything, a great place to stay. The rooms are big and really nice.
Knocking on doors at 10am on Sunday morning! Help
Nice atmostphere. Good value food
The bathroom set-up in the twin room was a bit strange, the shower being in it's own separate room with nowhere to really store your toiletries or clothes. The bathroom also didn't appear to be cleaned properly during our stay. The only noticeable cleaning was that the bins had been emptied, but this wasn't a big issue because it was just us in the room.
The location of Smart City Hostels Edinburgh is fantastic, easy walking distance to basically every tourist sight in the city. The twin room was comfortable, the beds aren't great but they do the job. Before booking, the website said that the hostel charged for the wifi, however when we arrived we discovered that it was actually free which is a big plus.
Guests were loud but they cannot help that.
pub closes at 12am terrible wifi, impossible really not good for meeting people
1 bath/2 beds breakfast
Room was fairly warm
Location - just up the road to the royal mile Facilities - room had everything we needed. Hotel has free WiFi. Public area was fantastic Food & Drink - excellent prices and goood quality
The wifi reception in the rooms was not the best.
Wicked vibe and friendly staff.
Nothing. It really was that good!
Location just off the Royal Mile was important, great room and a bargain price. Amazing value for money - comfy beds, ensuite toilets (x2) and showers (x2). And breakfast was spot on after a night on the town!
Wifi didn't work in room.
Great value for money. Room spotless.
Nothing to complain about....! :-)
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.
Excellent location Breakfast decent Good facilities
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!
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 WiFi signal is OK at 5th floor but the speed is really low. It it OK for web browsing which is what I need.
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.
Not in particular.
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!
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
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.
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.
you have to pay a deposit to get hair dryer and there was no water boiler in the room
good price, close to the castle and the train station. clean 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.
WIFI condition (If not correctly connected then have to wait 2 hours)
Good price, Clean, near the city centor.. kitchen room at 1st floor
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