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Safestay Edinburgh

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed in the hostel for about a week had a great time friendly staff, clean rooms, and quiet nights. Only gave it a 4/5 because the heater in my room got a little too hot some nights but other than that it was a very welcoming place to stay in a great location

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Low price, good public areas and suffocating rooms (it was very, very hot. I could'n sleeep well). The bathroom was ok. Besides, the location is perfect, inside old edinburgh, near the main touristic points, pubs and other services you can need.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a good choice for solo trip or trip with friends. It's located on great location which easy to access many tourist spots and shopping places. It also provides safe and easy luggage deposit; in-case you check in early or after check out but you still want to walk around the town.

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good, clean hostel. Good quality of sleep. Very close to the main street, the royal mile. Staff not extremely helpful. There are not printing facilities. You can lock your luggage in the room. The shower was ok and bathroom clean. They don´t have plugs in every bed. Beds are good. I would stay here again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean and tidy room with a large enough locker for storage. Shower and toilet was a bit of a box in together that got a bit yuck but it wasn't too bad. Would stay there again. Very large bar and social space downstairs to get out of your room

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SafestayEdinburgh, Reservations at Safestay Edinburgh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall, this is a really nice hostel. The facilities were clean, the common area was large and very cool, and the communal kitchen was well supplied with equipment. The location is great too. Very safe area and practically right on the Royal Mile. Everything is walking distance. The only thing I didn't like was that my bed was pretty uncomfortable....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The decoration looks very new and modern. the equipments are nice and clean. There is a lift to each floor that is up to 5 floor, it is convenient for people carrying big luggage, location is not far from railway station.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Safestay Edinburgh and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is nice in many aspects, since the room, very tidy and clean, the beds are comfortable and it has space enough in the room to make yourself comfy. All the others installations are nice, the toilets are clean, the area where is the bar is pretty cool and the breakfast has a good variety for a fair price.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad you hear you enjoyed your stay at Safestay Edinburgh and hope you will visit again soon.

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location in Edinburgh city centre. The hostel itself is nice. Very big, but the rooms are clean and comfortable. Friendly staff and good accomodations. Check in time is late (after three) but option to store your luggage while you explore the city

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Safestay Edinburgh and hope you will visit again soon.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thia hostel is really good, i think the only problem on it is the shower, it was impossible to take a shower and dont wet all the floor, there was no division from the shower and a place to get dry...

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Safestay Edinburgh. So sorry to hear you had trouble with the, we do have staff on hand 24hours a day to help guests with any problems.We hope this did not disrupt your time with us too much an hope you will visit...

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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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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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safestay Edinburgh

Address: 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $29 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Safestay Edinburgh 5*
Number of rooms: 132
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“Ask for a quiet room, not on the hotel bar side.”
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