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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

96-112 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JN Scotland
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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!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Centrally Located
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
1415Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
496Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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 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.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of stay: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of stay: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of stay: August 2018
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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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"Don't go here if you want a good night sleep..."
Ambassador791387
3 Oct. 2018
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"building 2 and building 3 floor 2 are perfectly good"
Sharkawy55
9 May 2018
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"Basic - but clean and tidy"
925coling
4 May 2017
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"We only stayed in Room 94"
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4 Dec. 2016
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PRICE RANGE
USD 17 - USD 127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cowgate tourist hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgateOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
168
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