This hostel is about 15 minutes walk from Waverley Station and the Royal Mile. It's very clean and quiet and the staff were efficient and friendly. Unfortunately those are the only good points I can think of. We stayed in a 16-bed dorm so full of bunks we could barely move between them with backpacks. You could feel every spring in the bed and hear every spring in the room, pretty much ruling out sleep. I'm not sure how many people shared the bathroom, but there were at least two other rooms besides our and only 2 sinks and toilets and 3 showers between us. I can't comment on the kitchen as we didn't use it, but the £1 breakfast (toast, cereal and tea/coffee) is a good option if you're not fussy and travelling on a budget. There's no space to hang out and relax and the atmosphere is rather cold and clinical, so luckily we only needed to stay one night before travelling on. I would have been disappointed if we had stayed here for the whole trip.
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