Safestay Edinburgh

ex. Smart City Hostel

50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NEshow map
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Very goodBased on  421 reviews
Overview

Situated in Broughton district of Edinburgh, Safestay Edinburgh provides a comfortable accommodation with a smoking area, a safety deposit box and a cash machine. Safestay Edinburgh is a 2-star hotel in a royal style.

Guests can reach Holyrood Park within a 15-minute walk. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley railway station.

The property is adjacent to a palace, a castle and a chapel.

Safestay Edinburgh boasts a major setting within 20 minutes drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

An in-room safe, a dining area and a computer are provided in each en-suite guest room. Rooms are overlooking the city. They come with en suite bathrooms equipped with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Safestay Edinburgh offers a perfect vegetarian breakfast. The restaurant menu features local dishes. There is a night bar on site. Guests can dine at Dubh Prais and Blackfriars located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Services

Rental bikes are also provided by Safestay Edinburgh.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with cots and high chairs.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   132.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Central heating

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Breakfast room

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out02:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1400 ft
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle1700 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk700 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land1700 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk1700 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons2700 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre400 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill2300 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1700 ft
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland1100 ftChambers Street
Royal Mile Royal Mile 1700 ftRoyal Mile
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument1600 ftCalton Hill
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions2100 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 3100 ftCanongate
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 4500 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
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BlackfriarsBlackfriars100 ft57-61 Blackfriars St
Dubh PraisDubh Prais500 ft123B High Street
Wedgwood The RestaurantWedgwood The Restaurant800 ft267 Canongate
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant1100 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin1600 ftPrinces Street
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Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.0 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.2 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.2 mi
D B AmusementsD B Amusements4000 ft
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements1.1 mi
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.6 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park4000 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre4300 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.5 mi
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.3 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.4 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.6 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.8 mi131 High Street
Aberdour CastleAberdour Castle8.5 mi Aberdour KY3 0SLScotland
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.8 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.8 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1400 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  421  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    This was my first time using a hostel type facility. I was pleasantly surprised. The room was a good size, the facility well managed and the staff was great. Loved having Wi-Fi.

    The room was not as clean as I would have liked. The bathroom floors were dirty and the carpets were not vacummed well. Other than that, it was a good experience.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Excellent localization, free wifi, great bar inside the hostel, baggage storage.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location of the hostel is great, a side street off the royal mile. Would def stay there again. Close to a quirky little bar call The Waverly - worth a visit :)

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location is fantastic - walking distance to the Royal Mile, the castle & many other places. They do have towels & bedding there, which is nice. Better than a usual hostel.

    It's OK for a weekend, but longer I would stay in a more comfortable hotel. Hated the shower - is noisy, but to be expected at a hostel!

  • 6.2
    Good

    Its quite modern although rooms are very basic, and the food served in the bar isnt the best.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    good location, big space in the room. if breakfast is free, it will better.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice place in the city centre. I was afraid the room would be very noisy, after reading the other reviews, but the noise from the bar was acceptable and didn't disturb us. Room was clean and beds were comfortable.

    We had to wait in a que at the reception for about an hour in order to get into our rooms because there were problems with the cleaning. The receptionist was very helpful and gave us another room that was clean.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location is amazing, staff was very nice, room was clean, no complaints other than the hall floor was noisy.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great resturant and lounge, clean rooms, great location

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    If there is free internet, it will be perfect.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location was perfect for what we needed, close to the hive lol.

    The bathroom in our room 404 smelled during our stay, as if the drains needed cleaned

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The price of our room compared to the location. The hostel was an easy walking distance from most of the major attractions of the city.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It is one of the good places for money. Its location, services and facilities all are above my expected standard, and make it be a good place for next visiting.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It's very convinent, and the location is really good,

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    great location, 24 hour reception, clean, spacious room, good quality towels and linens in great condition, baggage room

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Highlights
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Very goodBased on  421 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out02:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.8 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.8 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1400 ft
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