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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has totally exceeded my expectations and is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The place seems to have been completely renovated recently, with a beautiful design. A huge bar/restaurant is adjacent. It's open to the public but as a hostel...More

Thank taros33
Response from SafestayEdinburgh, Front Office Manager at Safestay EdinburghResponded 1 week ago

Hello Taros33! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you enjoyed the hostel and your time with us! We hope you had a great time in Edinburgh and hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Abi

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 2nd hostel experience - it was so much better than my last experience in Europe. Location is fantastic, staff are attentive and helpful which is exactly what you need when visiting a city for the first time. Definitely worth the price and...More

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Response from SafestayEdinburgh, Front Office Manager at Safestay EdinburghResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello James! Thank you so much for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had a lovely time in Edinburgh & a safe journey forwards. Kindest Regards - **For all offers please visit Safestay.com***

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first hostel experience and it was kinda cool. They have this really great cafeteria and everyone is chilling till late. You have locker facility. I was lucky to get an ensuit room - no hair dryers though. Comfortable. However, the receptionist had...More

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Response from SafestayEdinburgh, Front Office Manager at Safestay EdinburghResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sagunagupta! Thank you so much for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Sorry to hear there was some kind of issue with your bed, all guests are allocated a bed and number on arrival but in shared dorms...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I had booked 2 nights at Safestay, Edinburgh because I had scheduled a tour to the Scottish highlands which would take a full day. 39£ for 2 nights in a 12-bed dorm room, which I thought was a bit pricey. The check-in...More

Thank JHUSOM
Response from SafestayEdinburgh, Front Office Manager at Safestay EdinburghResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello JHusom! Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us, we will speak to the front desk team regarding their service as usually this is something we are complimented on but obviously in this case you did...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

The hostel is reasonably-priced and in a great location. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was very clean. I would definitely recommend to anyone travelling on a budget and the breakfast is great for the price. The only slight downside was the...More

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Response from SafestayEdinburgh, Front Office Manager at Safestay EdinburghResponded 8 October 2018

Hello Medinatraveller13, thank you so much for your review we really appreciate your feedback and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you had a great time exploring Edinburgh and had a safe journey on wards. Kindest Regards

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Description
Located just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Safestay Hostel, Edinburgh, redefines the hostel experience. Safestay Hostel is an award winning stylish five-star hostel with great More facilities that make it the ideal choice for value accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. Safestay Hostel's rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all have en-suite facilities. The hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living so there really is something for everyone. Safestay hostel really is the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, with free Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, pool table, and a great atmosphere. There is also a 24 hour reception, no curfew, and all of Edinburgh's lively night scene and famed attractions on your doorstep. Safestay also offers fantastic City break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why Safestay Hostel is the smart choice for your journey to Scotland's vibrant and historic Capital city. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
132
Price range
USD 24 - USD 203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
,
Safestay Edinburgh Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
132
Price range
USD 24 - USD 203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
,
Safestay Edinburgh Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
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Traveller (156)
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Dining (37)
Pool & Beach (8)
Amenities (29)
Family and Play Areas (14)
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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Joz J
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Response from tara m | Reviewed this property |
Hi, just saw ur msg. No hairdryer in the room I shared
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Rachel S
27 January 2017|
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Response from SOphia95xx | Reviewed this property |
I seen a few children staying here when I was here but it was mostly solo travellers or small groups of friends.
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Room Tips
"You might want earplugs if you're in room 106"
lucyhW4570CG
6 Oct. 2018
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"Remember to chose mixed, male only, or female only as some people were not aware."
961joshuas
23 Aug. 2018
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"the top floor as quiet and had a view to arthurs seat"
152indyr
19 Jul. 2018
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"I'm not sure which way it faces, but try to get a window looking out over the bay"
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26 Nov. 2017
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