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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

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Overview
96-112 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JN Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
2 Star accommodation
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Description
A hostel with a difference! Our 168 bed hostel contains 12 individually lockable apartments all fully fitted with their own toilet, shower rooms and kitchen/lounge including an oven, microwave, fridge ...More freezer, toaster, plates, dishes, cutlery and cooking pots. An apartment sleeps between 8 and 22 people in a combination of 4 and 6 bed dorms and twin or double rooms. That's 12 fully fitted kitchens and 17 shower rooms with toilets plus 12 separate private toilets! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
168
Price range
USD 12 - USD 79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Cowgate Tourist Hotel Edinburgh
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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town / Cowgate
Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel was clean, the appearance it's not so beautiful but it's functional. Very well located in front of a nice venue, near of the Castle and close of the center. The problem was the shower, the flat have three rooms with six beds which,...More

Thank casal3663
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the hostel is amazing, in a walking distance to the most famous places in Edinburgh. The room was nice, kitchens was ok. The only problem was with a club which was right next to the hostel and it was very loud at...More

1  Thank Klára Š
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a little out of the way but worth the walk. £10 or ID key deposit. Clean bathroom and toilet. My room was fine. General security is very good. However, even though the room was smallish, small lockers to leave personal items in room would...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Considering the hostel wasn't super cheap, the rooms were terrible. Beds were rickety and shook every time someone so much as breathed. Rooms were dark and smelt bad, and the bedding wasn't much better. The bathrooms were a good size, but mouldy and filled with...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

If you're thinking about booking a night here...reconsider...and run...run as far and as fast as possible in the other direction. It smells horrible of mold everywhere. It is far from clean. And even streets are more comfortable than the beds...

Thank Frank B
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Edmund N
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Response from Darkdistro | Reviewed this property |
Haven't used, not sure. Sorry... :(
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John F
22 October 2017|
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Response from suranthaka | Reviewed this property |
Bedding is provided, but if you get the private rooms you also get towels.
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Room Tips
"building 2 and building 3 floor 2 are perfectly good"
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"Basic - but clean and tidy"
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"We only stayed in Room 94"
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"Without any payment issue, this is a good hostel to stay a night."
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