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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 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!
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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
Me and a group of six of us stopped in one of the six bed dorms down stairs. The room was tiding along with the shared bathrooms. Staff were helpfull although did not seem to speak much english and were quite hard to understand. Overall...More
I stayed at Cowgate two nights in early June, before going up to the Highlands.
Cowgate offers the best price + quality + location in town combined, located between Waverley Train Station and "The Royal Mile", and close to grocery stores, shopping, sights and attracions....More
Really good location, good price, nice atmosphere. The weird thing even being single was weird to wake in the middle of the night with 4 irish girls walking naked in the room, sounds like paradise but i was with my best friend sister then i...More
The location of the hostel is good, if you don't mind being awake until late because there is a very noisy open air pub opposite and a lot of drunk people walking past at night. The price quality is very good if you book early...More
Let me state first my review is for the private room with shared bathroom not the dorms.
I saw this room and decided that I instead would book myself into another hotel. The rooms are arranged themselves into sort of flats, with each flat having...More