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The West End Hostel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer. We offer simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming. Choose to stay in either one of our small 6 bed dormitory rooms with En-suite or one of our larger dormitories with shared bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed! Sleeping a total of 109 guests, the West End Hotel has the capacity to cater for large groups including school/university groups, sports tour or stag and hen parties.
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Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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96Great for walkers
Grade: 96 out of 100
694Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
180Attractionswithin 0.5 km
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hostel was very clean. Our room was like 24 beds, but in a large, high-ceilinged room with tall windows, so it actually felt pretty spacious. Bathroom facilities were pretty nice. Didn’t seem to be any real common space, although we weren’t at the hostel enough...More

Thank ArenDelisle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't even feel like a hostel since the accomodation, facilities and amenities are quite nice. It's about a 20 minute walk to Edinburg's downtown. The staff was kind, they kept our luggages after the check-out. The room I stayed in was for 6 people...More

Thank Lilivash
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Here's why I am confused: the staff here are authorized to handle most aspects of guest's stay. If there is a problem, the staff are equipped to resolve such in a courteous manner that benefits both the guest, and the West End Hostel. Since this...More

Thank Kemiim M
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I'm going to start by saying I noticed under what is included it says breakfast. Either breakfast isn't included and it is lying, or when we checked in they failed to mention that. I guess I'll never know. But if you do stay here, I...More

Thank eja1997
Reviewed 16 May 2018

It turned out to be a good choice for only one night. It's close to city centre to go on foot. We stayed in a room with six beds and a private bathroom. The bathroom was renovated and clean. If you want towels, you have...More

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"We were in room 106 and it was convenient. Be advise though that the rooms are warm."
2 Jan. 2018
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"Room 3 had 4 single beds, or two doubles."
12 Mar. 2017
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"Stay somewhere else"
31 Dec. 2016
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"Cleaning was poor, take plenty of anti bacterial wipes & a phone power pack."
10 Oct. 2016
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USD 15 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
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