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Islay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed one night on way from St.Andrews to Edinburgh. Came in by bus and left by train and the Willy Wallace is well placed for travelling so. We slept in a shared female dorm. all well, though the night we were there the window had to be shut for the revellers in the pedestrian street below. However the toilets and... More 

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Thank ruagaire
Willy_Wallace, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

Hi! That is nice to read! Our international volunteer team seems indeed always happy to help. And our female bathroom offers some privacy. Glad you took advantage of it. Thank you for staying with us. Francois. More 

Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

my grandson booked me into the hostel as he thought it would be suitable when i was staying overnight in stirling - however the stairs were too much and the bunk beds i would not have been able to climb up to - my friends and i laughed and we asked if we could have a refund - the manager... More 

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Thank Margaret M
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

Hi! Very sorry that we couldn't accommodate you that night. There was no bed available at all apart from the ones you booked, and basically no alternative options. The next time that I see your name in our booking system, I'll make sure to reserve three lower bunk beds for you. Thank you. Francois. More 

plainfield
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

About what you expect from a hostel, both good and bad. I brought my young son along this time, and really the double room was a good deal. Fairly quiet (though it did get a bit load briefly late at night) with a bunk bed and little else it met our need for a place to stay very close to... More 

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Thank dailyscott
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

I am sincerely glad to read such a nice review. It's a good reward for the work we invest in this place. Thank you for taking the time to assess our hostel. Very kind regards, Francois. More 

Graz, Austria
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I stayed in the Willy Wallace Hostel and liked it a lot! The staff was very nice and helpful and there was a well equipped kitchen for everybody's use. Very central near bus and train station and a lot of different sights worth visiting.

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Thank gloriiii
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you here. It looked like you were part of Willy Wallace team! Come back whenever you like. You'll be very warmly welcomed again. François. More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The hostel was close to the train, castle and other attractions. The rooms were neat and clean, and the beds weren't too uncomfortable, but they need more bathrooms. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank April W
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to let us know your Willy Wallace experience. Glad to see that you enjoyed your time here! You staid with us during the "high season", when the hostel is fully booked. The showers can pretty busy on specific times (in the evening before bed time or before the check-out time in the morning). You'll... More 

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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We started our road trip in Scotland spending the night in this hostel, as expected, nothing incredible, beds were old and uncomfortable and the it was not amazingly cleaned. If you arrive late you need to late them now. Good location.

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Thank Virginia s
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thanks for this review. I can see through your other reviews that you have mostly staid in hotels. As you said, the price of a youth hostel is not even comparable with a regular hotel. The atmosphere and the service are different. It depends on what you are looking for. There would be no need for our reception... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A very good place to stay : the staff and people are nice, it's a lot of fun to stay with them. The common room is big and comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped and the dorms are clean. There's a good atmosphere at night but the dorms are very silent. It feels like a second home !

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Thank Pierre B
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

Dear guest, What a nice way to reward our work! We do our best to make our hostel comfy and cozy. And hosting nice people like you is certainly the best way to make it happen! Thank you. François. More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here and found it to be clean, comfortable and extremely colourful! People are friendly are happy to offer advice on where to go what to see etc. Upstairs bathroom recently refurbished so offer a decent shower after a long day. Location is good, central and 3min walk from the station. Only downside with central location is that... More 

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Thank Ben L
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here during one week and really had a great time! The staff is very friendly and helpful, you really feel at home! The location is great in the middle of stirling ie the middle of scotland! And so close to the train station, nice if you got lots of luggage (but no elevator in the hostel). Everything is... More 

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Thank julien b
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

Thank you Julien for speaking your mind about our hostel. We had a great time with you here. Come back whenever you like. François. More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

To start with positives, the place is regularly cleaned, and the bathrooms are really nice. However, I don't think the place has been deep cleaned in a very long time, and as a result everything looks run down and dingy. There are only a couple of outlets in the rooms, and they're hidden behind beds, so you can't really use... More 

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1 Thank Heather O
François D, Manager at The Willy Wallace, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for helping us to improve our services. Our hostel is an old historical building. Everyday our housekeeping team is giving a deep clean to every single dormitory and common areas. However, when the hostel gets a bit busy, it can be a challenge for us to keep the kitchen and living room very tidy at all times.... More 

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Address: 77 Murray Place, Stirling FK8 1AU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Stirling
Price Range: $50 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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“If you have a problem with stairs, this is not the hostel for you.”
 of 5 bubbles aprilw390, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The smaller the better”
 of 5 bubbles virginias227, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay during the week”
 of 5 bubbles Ghost_of_the_World, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The less people you'll have in your room, the better you'll sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Thomas3585, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Best Rooms are all the Bunkrooms 10, 12 , 18 or more they all nice and clean , that is what matters most to me.”
 of 5 bubbles Mikeo7o7, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
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