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Name : Cowgate Tourist Hostel
Address : 94-116 Cowgate
Old Town
Edinburgh EH1 1JN
Scotland
Group Name : Independent Hostel
Type : Hostel
No rooms : 60
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Description

Cowgate Tourist Hostel is a popular hostel, situated right in the heart of Edinburgh next to the Royal Mile. In a prime location for seeing the city’s sights, this lively hostel is always a popular choice with students, backpackers and families travelling on a budget. With 50 rooms available during the summer months and 120 during the winter, Cowgate Tourist Hostel is also perfect for larger groups. The hostel has a 24 hour reception, where friendly staff are always on hand to assist you.
Cowgate Tourist Hostel - kitchen to save you money on meals!

Cowgate Tourist Hostel - kitchen to save you money on meals!
Cowgate Tourist Hostel dorms are clean and spacious

Cowgate Tourist Hostel dorms are clean and spacious
Cowgate Tourist Hostel offers comfortable accommodation in shared apartments, which have between three and five bedrooms. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and a television, and guests have access to a shared laundry room. When you want to explore the city, you’ll find Cowgate Tourist Hostel is ideally placed for visiting attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.
Facilities
Concierge / Hotel Safe / Laundry / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Shower / Tea & Coffee / Tourist Information
Attractions
Cowgate Tourist Hostel is located less than five minutes' walk away from the Royal Mile. Stroll up this street for a morning of shopping, and then carry on to visit the celebrated landmark of Edinburgh Castle. Princes Street is not far way, where you can find more shops and restaurants, as well as Edinburgh Dungeon. You could also stop at the Scottish National Gallery on the way.
Comments

Check in from: 2 pm
Check out by: 11 am

PLEASE NOTE:
For towels there is a non-refundable £1.00 hire charge.
Upon arrival guests are required to pay a £10 security deposit which will be refunded on departure provided that no damage to the property has been done.



Discounts
Our Prices : Book Cowgate Tourist Hostel from £13.50 per person on TravelStay.com

Directions
By Train : Waverley Station is only a short walk from Cowgate Tourist Hostel. Waverley Station is Edinburgh’s main station.
By Car : Leave the M8 at Junction 1 and take the left hand slip road onto The City of Edinburgh Bypass. When you come to the first roundabout take the last exit onto the A8 and follow this road into the centre of town. You will eventually get to Princes Street, where you should turn right down North Bridge, past Waverley Station. Finally, turn right onto Cowgate and you will arrive at Cowgate Tourist Hostel.
On Foot : Turn right out of Waverley Station and walk along North Bridge. Then turn right when you come to Cowgate. You will soon see Cowgate Tourist Hostel on the right-hand side.
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Cowgate Tourist Hostel Customer Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
4 Customer reviews: 2.5 out of 5 4 Customer reviews: 2.5 out of 5 4 Customer reviews: 2.5 out of 5 4 Customer reviews: 2.5 out of 5 4 Customer reviews: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
 
Karen Murray, Scottish (20 March 09)
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The place was a hovel, my husband and his 6 colleagues stayed for one night (rugby weekend), they slept in their clothes as they were afraid in case they caught something, it seems the sheets were dirty, there was mushrooms growing on the walls and a huge pile of dishes in the sink (looked like they had been sitting for weeks as things growing on them). I would be very embarrassed if any tourists from outside this country booked this hostel!!!!! Very bad impression!
Katie-Anne, New Zealander (13 February 09)
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The Cowgate Tourist Hostel is in an excellent location within walking distance to everything. The staff were friendly, the rooms, bathrooms and kitchen area were clean and tidy and the common areas were cleaned daily. Great accommodation, I would recommend this hostel to anyone.
Peter Kroes, Dutch (13 August 08)
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Staff: good and friendly. Cleanliness: not too good I'm afraid. The black grime in the shower was gross. Location: excellent. Quality: mattresses were very poor with springs pinching your back in any position (not only my mattress but also my girlfriend’s). You really should be doing something about that, offering a good night's sleep is your core business ;) Good luck!
Marie, French (10 August 08)
  2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2
Not a great hostel... The room was ok, but the common areas of the hostel (corridor, bathroom) were really dirty. The shower doesn't work. We asked for a private room for us (we were three) but they put us with another guy.


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