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Cowgate Tourist Hostel

355 reviews
Traveller (41)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (2)
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good22%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible33%
5 Jan 2018
“Cowgate hostel”
2 Dec 2017
“Cheap no thrills digs”
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Myself and a few friends are travelling around Europe and stayed here for three nights. I found them to be the friendliest hostel we have been to so far on our trip. I would highly recommend staying here. The location and cleanliness were both to...More

1  Thank Aedín M
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This is a great place. Ignore some of the silly reviews. This place was really cheap, but clean, in a good location and fit for purpose. I've stayed in some amazing hotels all over the world, however this we stayed at this clean, safe, well...More

1  Thank MikeHunt81
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Ive been living there for at least 4-5 months and to be honest ill never forget this place... Friendly and incredibly helpful stuff, clean rooms, cheap and located in the city center... What else needed? If someones looking for a perfect place i recommend searching...More

3  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

The place is in a good location for the city but the hostel is brutal, ok it's cheap but as a few previous reviews state it's like a weekend in prison - thank god we had plans to be out all weekend - 1 shower...More

4  Thank JPhilip85
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This place after the debacle that was my other hostel experience in Edinburgh was great! I was able to get a clean 10 bed dorm for a reasonable price and a central location to everything I wanted to see and do. The staff is international...More

2  Thank Bair3384
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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USD 15 - USD 90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
USD 15 - USD 90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (41)
Room & Suite (17)
Dining (2)
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
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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.
Room Tips
"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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"104 flat contains two rooms of six beds and one twin room. Private toilets and kitchen for the flat."
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