You'll be centrally located in Edinburgh with a stay at Pollock Halls, steps from Royal Commonwealth Pool and close to Arthur's Seat. This hostel is close to Greyfriars Kirk and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the 2000 guestrooms. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and cribs/infant beds (complimentary) can be requested.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands. Additional features include wedding services, a picnic area, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.
Satisfy your appetite at the hostel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
could feel the springs in the mattress on the bed.
i had to check out in the early hours, and they had a packed lunch ready for me, great value.
The room is really clean, and the breakfast is nice. The hotel is located about 20min walk from the city centre (waveley train station, Edinburgh castle, etc), which is acceptable. Also there are several bus services to and from the city centre.
It may take some time to first-time guests to find their rooms after getting keys from the main reception (maybe some more signs will be of great benefit).
Nice hotel at the university of Edinburgh - relatively cheap, good location for either conferences or visiting Edinburgh in general, decent breakfast, friendly staff, paid internet at room available.
Great breakfast with lots of choices - at times a little overcrowded, but I was only there at Festival time.Organisation/running of the buffet was excellent.
I didnt like the card system for lifts, doors, inner and outer doors ... that was most annoying, and in addition had lots of problems with my card not swiping efficiently - had to return to reception several times - a time waster and you had to walk out in bad weather to get to reception --- I found that quite annoying; either get the system working well or return to good old fashioned keys!! The location was listed as a short walk from Waverley Railway Station ...this is totally incorrect and misleading ...its a very very long walk, and its uphill --- not easy or pleasant if you are dragging a suitcase!
It was typical student accomodation but in quite a leafy location with great views of Arthur's Seat.
Its a small point but there could have been more information about how to access the hall and at what end of the building the room was located. Other residents seem to have had the same problem.
We got there late at night and checked in at the Reception Center. Very easy. Rooms are basic dorm rooms. My husband thought the bed was too firm, I thought it was just right. We were a little worried about noise level, but there was no problem at all! Staff very friendly. Short walk to the Royal Mile. If you come out the main entrance and turn right, Arthur's Seat is just in front of you. Breakfast was a buffet and we had no problem finding something that we liked every morning. Pancakes go very fast. We will for sure use this hotel again!
We thought we had read here that dinner was every night for 12 pounds but the one night we were too exhausted to eat out and came back, it was not open. It was Easter though so that might have been the reason. I would just check with the reception center on check-in to see if there are any night they are not serving dinner.
Very helpful receptionists.
A few more signs to the hostels would be good, espec with building work. A tad pricey for student acc.
Someone could have told us we needed to bring own sleeping bags and towels wasn't mention in your confirmation of booking
Clean, friendly, well situated
The last night 2 drunken young men ran through the corridors at 3 am knocking on doors an shouting and singing