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4.2 /5

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Rating summary

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.2

Facilities

4.5

Staff

4.7

Parking

4.6

Overall room rating

6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

4.3

One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory

4.8

Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

5.0

One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory

4.8

Quadruple Room

5.0

Twin or Bunk Bed Room

4.6

Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

0.0

Triple Room

4.0
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Safestay Edinburgh

  • 50 Blackfriars Street, EH1 1NE Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4.2 /5
Fabulous
Hotel type: Hostel
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Quick description

Just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Smart City Hostels by Safestay, Edinburgh has free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a lively restaurant and bar. Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station is 400 metres away.

The award-winning rooms and dormitories at Smart City Hostels by Safestay, Edinburgh have large bunk beds and en suite bathrooms with power showers. All rooms are spacious, and feature stylish décor and provide towels and linen.

Smart City Hostels by Safestay, Edinburgh is home to the popular Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar with Sky Sports and a pool table. There is also a guest kitchen and a roof terrace.

Situated just 700 metres from the shops and night-life of Princes Street, Smart City is half a mile from Holyrood Palace. Princes Street Gardens are a 5-minute walk away.

Rooms: 132

Important information

The property does not accept American Express cards.

Please note guests under the age of 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians. They can not share in general dormitory rooms with persons that are not part of their own group or family.

Under 18s are not allowed in the smart city bar after end of food service.

Formal photo ID is required on arrival.

A full copy of the terms and conditions are available upon request. You can contact the property using the contact details found on your booking form.

Please note the lead guest must be 18 or older.

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6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

Bathroom

Bathroom, Shower, Toilet

Room Amenities

Carpeted, Heating

Guests have use of shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Twin or Bunk Bed Room

Food & Drink

Electric kettle

Bathroom

Toilet, Bathroom, Shower

Room Amenities

Carpeted, Heating

Guests have use of shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory

Bathroom

Toilet, Shower, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Carpeted, Heating

Guests have use of shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Quadruple Room

Bathroom

Shower, Bathroom, Toilet

Room Amenities

Heating, Carpeted

Guests have use of shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory

Bathroom

Toilet, Bathroom, Shower

Room Amenities

Heating, Carpeted

Guests have use of shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Triple Room

Food & Drink

Electric kettle

Bathroom

Toilet, Bathroom, Shower

Room Amenities

Carpeted, Heating

Triple room with an en suite bathroom.
The bedding configuration is subject to availability.

Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

Bathroom

Toilet, Bathroom, Shower

Room Amenities

Carpeted, Heating

Dormitory-style room with an en suite bathroom.

Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

Bathroom

Bathroom, Shower, Toilet

Room Amenities

Heating, Carpeted

Dormitory-style room with an en suite bathroom.

One Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory

Bathroom

Shower, Toilet, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Carpeted, Heating

Rooms are 5 square metres.

Standard Quadruple Room

Bathroom

Shower, Bathroom, Toilet

Room Amenities

Heating, Hardwood/Parquet floors

This private room has en-suite facilities and sleeps 1 to 4 people.

Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room

Bathroom

Bathroom, Shower, Toilet

Room Amenities

Heating

One bed in a 4-person shared dormitory room.

Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room

Bathroom

Toilet, Shower

Room Amenities

Heating

One bunk-style bed in a female-only room. All rooms are ensuite. Please note only females can stay in these rooms.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Safestay Edinburgh

Food & Drink

Bar, Packed lunches, Restaurant,

Front-desk/reception area services

Tour desk, Luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, Lockers,

Common areas

Terrace, Shared kitchen,

Miscellaneous

Non-smoking throughout, Designated smoking area, Facilities for disabled guests Safestay Edinburgh Facilities for disabled guests, Lift, Heating, Family rooms, Non-smoking rooms,

Cleaning services

Laundry,

Internet

Free WiFi! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.

Policies of Safestay Edinburgh

Check-in

From 15:00 Until 00:00 hours

Check-out

From 02:00 Until 10:00 hours

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 2.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Contact methods

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Newest reviews for Safestay Edinburgh

    All reviews (22)   reviews in language: EN(22)
    A
    • Alexandre

    • Mature couple
    • France
    • Night life
    4.2 /5

    2012-11

    Great location. 24H reception is definitely an advantage. Shared roomsare comfortable and clean enough -- considering their very low cost.My room, floor 1, was beside a pub or the café and music annoyed meuntil 3 am. Empty shower gel.La música del pub contiguo o la cafetería del hostel incordia, al menos en la planta 1, hasta las 3 de la mañana. Gel de ducha vacío.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    3.0
    A
    • Angelos

    • Family with older children
    • Greece
    • Night life
    4.4 /5

    2012-02

    Very central location, but also quiet. Friendly & big restaurant/bar.Large, comfortable beds & mattresses. Clean rooms (discounting thecarpets),. Sufficient variety at the buffet breakfast to keep yousatisfied for 3-4 days.1.The telephone number in Booking.com is wrong, I can't get in throughwith them. It waste a lot time for me to find them. So badexperience for me to walk along cold streets in dark Edinburgh, justtry to find them.2.The facilities in room are so simple: no Teapot & Cups(especially water heater), no TV, no hair dryer. 3.The wall and floor is too thin that I can hear neighber talking. In the mid-night, there is a poor guy knock each door just to find his room. Wonder why the receipt counter did not give him enough help. What a terrible night!!

    Helpful?

    yes

    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    4.0
    M
    • Majd

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Canada
    • Holiday / leisure
    3.9 /5

    2011-12

    The location is simply unrivaled for the price range. The staff werewonderful too. The locker system was also great to have.床铺是双人床加上铺,与图片上的单人床上下铺不符

    Helpful?

    yes

    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Clean

    3.0

    Convenience

    3.0

    support / service

    4.0
    W
    • Waqar

    • Group of friends
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.4 /5

    2011-11

    1. The hotel present quiet near the Royal Mile (High Street) allowed us not to be spending money on transportation to city center.2. In the dorm rooms it was a good experience to meet new and random people.3. Compared to other hotels and hostels, the prices were pretty cheap as well.4. The Bar with the pool tables was a good place to pass some extra time.1. The dorm rooms were equipped with only one one toilet. Which got a bit difficult to manage with 7 people staying in the room.

    Helpful?

    yes

    One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    3.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    4.0
    H
    • Heather

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2011-10

    Excellent amenities, central location and friendly, helpful staff.

    Helpful?

    yes

    One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory

    Clean

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    G
    • Grace

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.0 /5

    2011-10

    The location was excellent, so central. The food in Bar 50 was reallygood and a great price. Staff were very friendly.床单被套与被褥和垫子不配套, 被褥, 垫子都能看到,黑黑的,稀稀拉拉!

    Helpful?

    yes

    One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory

    decor

    4.0
    C
    • Claudio

    • Group of friends
    • Brazil
    • Sightseeing
    4.7 /5

    2011-10

    The hostel is cleaner and confortable. The staff is very polite.On the downside, the hostel is relatively noisy at week-ends (bar justunderneath).

    Helpful?

    yes

    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    K
    • Kerem

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.7 /5

    2011-07

    I suggest this hostel rooms and beds are clean and comfortable alsotoilets as well. Toilets and showers inside the room this is verygood. Their bar also so cool and people are so friendly. Locationalso was perfect.The street was bit noisy during midnight.but that's not hostel'sproblem. The bed was making abit of noise.Shower was abit inconvenientcause it didn't have place to put my stuffs, but it was over all good.

    Helpful?

    yes

    One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory

    Clean

    4.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    J
    • Joao

    • Family with young children
    • Portugal
    • Business trip
    4.8 /5

    2011-07

    We liked the good price and the privileged location in the old town. The hotel's bar had good prices and free wifi, which is a plus.Breakfast could've been better

    Helpful?

    yes

    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Clean

    5.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    T
    • Toni

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.4 /5

    2011-04

    Good location, fair price, good bar/restaurant And friendly staffStaff should've been more friendly, they want so much money forwireless.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Quadruple Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    C
    • César

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Spain
    • Night life
    4.7 /5

    2011-03

    Excellent location in the city center and close to train and busstations.Excelente localización en el centro de la ciudad y próximo a las estaciones de tren y bus.It was somewhat pricey for what we got aside from tge location. Even theprivate twin room was very basic. The shower didn't even have a curtain.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin or Bunk Bed Room

    L
    • Lu

    • Mature couple
    • China
    • Business trip
    4.7 /5

    2011-01

    It's near the train station. It would only take you 10 min to walk.Maybe cheap in Edinburgh, but compared the room we booked in London(just £37/day, including breakfast), the price is not good enough(£34/day, without breakfast).The shower in the double bedroom could use a curtain or some kind of barrier to separate it from the rest of the bathroom, water just kept spilling all over the place.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    H
    • Hui

    • Family with older children
    • Australia
    • Night life
    4.7 /5

    2011-01

    This hostel was comfortable, great location, quite reasonably priced,and had comfortable beds. Toilet and shower were also good.Soap dispenser in one room empty. Heating in another room not working,staff unable to fix it (we were offered a change of room, though). Tv inquadruple room not working. Having to transfer from one room type toanother, when our group was reduced in numbers, we were initially toldwe would need to pack everything by 10 am, leave our luggage in thestorage room, and then come back at 1pm to unpack everything again inthe new room. This was despite the fact that all bookings had been madesimultaneously, under the same name, and we had made it clear in writingthat we would very much like to avoid this sort of hassle. After havingto negotiate and plead again at the reception desk, logic prevailed.

    Helpful?

    yes

    One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0
    S
    • Scott

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.5 /5

    2010-10

    Booked for an overnight stay for a concert. Room was basic although veryclean and staff were extremely helpful answering any questions put tothem fully and professionally. This was a last minute booking based onprice and location and overall the location and cost made our stay avery enjoyable and hassle free one.Matrassen en dekens met vlekken erin.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Quadruple Room

    Clean

    5.0

    decor

    4.0
    B
    • Bogdan

    • Mature couple
    • Romania
    • Business trip
    4.3 /5

    2010-10

    The bar, the value for money4 of my room mater were snooring very loudly so it might be an idea to indicate to future costumers that if you know you have this problem it might be a good idea to not go for a 8 pers accomodation

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin or Bunk Bed Room

    Clean

    3.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    V
    • Vitorajiva

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.3 /5

    2010-07

    This is the third time I've stayed at the smart city in Edinburgh, it's by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in. It's clean, secure and perfect for location.Unfortunately it didn't appear as if our dorm was ever cleaned, evenwhen people had checked out. Also, it would have been better if wificould be accessed in the dorms.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    3.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    S
    • Seo

    • Family with young children
    • Switzerland
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2010-04

    It was close to the station, clean, and good. Really cannot say anythingbad! The hostel changed the bed linen very often so I felt really clean,and bathroom was ok. Good access to the station, friendly staffs, andit is just few minutes away from all important tourist points, so reallygood for city tour!有一位女前台,态度相当不好,让人不满。

    Helpful?

    yes

    6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    support / service

    4.0
    m
    • Marys

    • Family with young children
    •  
    • Night life
    4.2 /5

    2011-11

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    3.0

    decor

    3.0
    d
    • Dayton

    • Mature couple
    •  
    • Business trip
    4.8 /5

    2011-03

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Convenience

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    b
    • Boswick

    • Family with young children
    •  
    • Night life
    4.6 /5

    2010-09

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Twin or Bunk Bed Room

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0
    h
    • Hector

    • Family with young children
    •  
    • Business trip
    4.4 /5

    2010-08

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    3.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    z
    • Zukas

    • Mature couple
    •  
    • Business trip
    4.0 /5

    2010-08

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    3.0

    support / service

    4.0

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WiFi available in all areas

Food & Drink

Restaurant
Bar
Packed lunches

Front-desk/reception area services

24-hour front desk
Tour desk
Luggage storage
Lockers

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Laundry

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