West End Hostel

35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AU, United Kingdom
+44 131 225 3656

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8.1

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West End Hostel - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Value for money

8.5

Distance to city centre

0.9 mi

Location rating

8.3

Nearest airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

6.0 mi

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  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10.0

    Staff were amazing, great place, will accommodate your every need. Showers need a deep clean only downside. Would stay here again

  • Good
    Mar 2020
    8.0

    The building and the deco are amazing, the kitchen is well equipped and there's nice outside sitting. The beds are also very comfortable, with your own power outlet and reading light, besides, the rooms are very spacious and bright.

    Actually I'd rather suggest something rather than complain: A space for a kettle and some cups out of the lounge/kitchen area would be nice for those who like a cup of tea after the lounge and kitchen are closed (11 pm).

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    9.0

    I got to a wall charger with usb sockets and although there were no lockers that were big enough there is lots of space in the room.

    I think the kitchen is small, some minor maintenance issues as well.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9.6

    Beautiful, restored, Georgian building. Great staff. Very clean, comfy bed and pillow. We stayed in 24 bed mixed dorm, very large and comfortable. Reasonably quiet for a hostel. There is a small self-catering kitchen stocked with ample utensils. Breakfast is served in the bar area in the morning for 3 pounds, but is just cereal, toast and coffee. Free instant coffee and tea is available in the kitchen. A full bar and lounge with live weekend music is on the premises with a special bar food dinner menu that is served from 6 pm for 5 pounds and is really worth the money: hamburger with chips, fish and chips with peas and small salad, mac & cheese, others. The burger is very good, charbroiled. Price is unbeatable in Edinburgh. Bar gives 20% off drinks and regular priced dinner menu to hostel guest-good value! Self-self laundry with wash-dry and soap is only 4 pounds.

    No lift, lots of stairs, but not an issue for most people who can climb stairs with luggage. The dorm bunks are three high, so top is quite tall. The beds are not pre-made, at check-in they give you a pillowcase and folded on the bed is the duvet and the bottom sheet with elasticized corners (not really a problem to make, simple), however, the top bunk is too tall to do from the outside and is nearly impossible to get the elastic properly around the mattress if you are alone, especially for a shorter person. You have to climb onto the bunk, your weight on the mattress prevents lifting the corner to secure elastic on sheet, or you have to be a agile enough to balance your weight on the rails while you do this. Bunks are first-come, first served, so no guarantee what bed you will get. You take the chance of having to do this at whatever time you come in, even at night, which disturbs those already sleeping. One small issue with staff. One morning around 8:30 to 9:00 am, we were making our breakfast in the kitchen. A young lady was cleaning and not very friendly, she seemed annoyed that we were in her way, she even ran the vacuum on the kitchen floor around us while we were eating at the table in the kitchen. Maybe they should schedule cleaning for after normal breakfast hours, like most hostels from 10:30 am or so. The bar menu is posted inside and outside of the building. To our disappointment, it is not served on Sundays, but it does not say this anywhere! We came back Sunday night exhausted after a day walking and could not get dinner. W were too tired to walk back to store, so we did not eat that night. Luckily, we had had a good lunch in town. Had we known, we could have stopped and eaten or gotten something to cook from the market. Mentioned this to staff, who were apologetic and concerned, yet agreed there should be a sign. Nothing here is a deal-breaker, the value of this hostel is wonderful. Staff is great.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2018
    10.0

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Overview

Located in Edinburgh (Haymarket), West End Hotel - Hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Princes Street and George Street. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.1 Excellent

based on 1,553 reviews

8.1

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.4

Staff

8.5

Value for money

Check in

14:00

Check out

11:00

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Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Car hire
Internet
Laundry facilities
Smoke alarms
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hairdryer
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Linens
Adapter
Body soap
Carpeted
City view
Free toiletries
Garden view
Heating
Key card access
Lockers
Outdoor furniture
Private bathroom
Reading light
Shampoo
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge/TV area
Shared toilet
Shower
Smoke alarm
Socket near the bed
Toilet
Toilet paper
Dustbins
Upper floors accessible by stairs
Walk-in shower
Tour desk
Garden
CCTV in common areas
CCTV outside property
Concierge service
Pets not allowed
Laundry service

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle 0.7 mi
  • Princes Street Gardens 0.9 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland 0.9 mi
  • Scott Monument 1 mi
  • National Library Of Scotland 1 mi

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