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Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel

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11/2 Robertson's Close, Edinburgh EH1 1LY Scotland
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Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel will open for almost two months this summer, taking over Edinburgh University's halls of residence on the Cowgate, to provide budget accommodation for visitors to Scotland's capital in July and August. Edinburgh Metro accommodation is in single rooms only, within private apartments of 4, 5 and 6 rooms available to book. Each apartment has shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, with reception open 24 hours. Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel is ideal for groups or individuals visiting the city. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
Shared kitchen
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Fabio G wrote a review Aug 2019
Slough, United Kingdom160 contributions133 helpful votes
This is a hostel and it is all about the location and the value for money. Yes, the rooms are old and outdated, doors are creaky and everything is very basic. However it is located in short walking distance to most Fringe venues, it is steps from the Royal Mile, offers free Internet, very polite staff, 24h front desk... I found the place very useful to visit the city and to go to a lot of different shows during the Fringe...
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Responded 20 Aug 2019
HI there Fabio thanks for taking the time to review Edinburgh Metro. we absolutely agree with your words about the location, it couldn't be any more central when the fringe is on. We think it s a great hub to really enjoy the Festival. we hope you will come back and stay again on your next visit Guest Relation Manager
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smileyai wrote a review Aug 2019
31 contributions45 helpful votes
The label hostel belies the genuinely excellent service from staff, who were incredibly helpful and friendly. The location is fantastic; central and within walking distance of the train and bus station. The Royal Mile/High Street is a stone's throw away. Visited during Fringe....and the location meant that there was reveling into the early hours, from the local venues. (Not the hostel's fault of course).
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Hi There Thank you so much for choosing Edinburgh Metro for your recent trip to Edinburgh and the Amazing Fringe Festival, its such a great time to visit the Capital, when the city is bustling with fun shows and activities. I am very happy that your stay was a success and we hope you visit us again Guest Relation Manager
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Its Mistress Cyrus to you wrote a review Jul 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom149 contributions85 helpful votes
Excellent location for city center. Price ok for what it is. Rooms big enough, I found bed comfy, partner bed was missing a headboard. not a biggie Two bathrooms on floor, one was flooded, one was ok Check in is after 4pm, prob a bit later than most places, in addition to check out being 10am, so, not a big window there are at all £10 deposit refunded no bother Staff friendly, esp when we left an item and i had to go back and get it, much appreciated. Place was suit some folk, some will make do, and some will not like it, A mirror in room would be ideal Wi fi worked fine
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Thank you Bryan we appreciated your feedback, I will pass your comments onto the site manager. Thank you for choosing Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel and I hope you visit us again Guest relation manager
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Beatrice wrote a review Aug 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom207 contributions133 helpful votes
It does not feel like an hostel at all and the rooms are incredibly sad and the atmosphere is cold. You can only check in at 4 pm which is very late. There is only one bathroom per floor which is very annoying. Overall it’s clean and the location is great but I would not recommend it to those who love a good hostel feeling.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Responded 10 Dec 2018
Hello, Thanks for taking the time to post. There are 1/2 showers in each apartment depending on site. We do make it clear that this site is student accommodation that we run during the fringe. We have our own site, Edinburgh Central that does have all the facilities and atmosphere that you are looking for.
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John W wrote a review Aug 2018
Malmö, Sweden25 contributions26 helpful votes
We were 2 adults and 3 kids travelling so were given an entire corridor of rooms to our selves. This included a kitchen, bathroom and toilet. The rooms are student rooms so are very basic, but were clean with fresh bedding. The kitchen was perfectly suitable for food preparation. The staff (students earning extra cash I guess) were super helpful and checking in, and out, was not a problem. The location is what makes this hostel so awesome. You are literally a 5 minute walk from the main street of the old town and there's plenty of bars and restaurants near by.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Responded 10 Dec 2018
Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to post and letting us know about your stay.
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USD 74 - USD 338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgate / Old Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.3 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.3 km), and The Real Mary King's Close (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What are some restaurants close to Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Piper's Rest Public House, Smoov Gelato Coffee, and Em's Kitchen.
Is Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.9 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.3 km), and Gilmerton Cove (5.8 km).