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The Hive

15-17 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
+44 131 556 0444
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Nice club

Cheap for drink, divided from 4 place with different music. Right place for young people. I was... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
easyboy77
via mobile
Messy but fun

Every time I visit Edinburgh I try to go to The Hive, I used to go almost every weekend when I was... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
rebeccahirsch
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Madrid, Spain
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The Hive is an Edinburgh nightclub open 7 nights a week. Found between The Royal Mile and the Cowgate in the heart of Old Town. Six of Edinburgh's famous underground caverns house two Bars, our Legendary Cocktail Bar and two Dancefloors. A range of...more
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Hours Today: 22:00 - 03:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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15-17 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 556 0444
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Cheap for drink, divided from 4 place with different music. Right place for young people. I was happy to pass the night in this club:)

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit Edinburgh I try to go to The Hive, I used to go almost every weekend when I was living there. Is not a fancy club,messy and sometimes a bit smelly but you will have a great and fun night if you...More

1  Thank rebeccahirsch
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Extremely cheap drinks, great place for a night out. Good music playing too, occasionally go for a fun night out.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Hive is the best club I have ever set foot in by far, cheap drinks, lively atmosphere and just an all round great night, bouncers have decent chat and make you feel welcome even me and my 50 year old husband enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! We...More

Thank margaretdonald69
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The bouncers are rude and aggressive and the night club is disgusting, the only positive is they have cheap drinks

1  Thank Sophiejane122
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Don't go there, it is unsafe. Terrible behaviour, by one member of staff in particular, towards a young woman on Sunday 27th August and the police have been contacted. Extremely alarming.

Thank Carmen T
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We attended a stand up session one lunchtime during the fringe. Overwhelming whiff of vomit throughout the entrance into the main bar and still detectable in the venue rooms. I wouldn't recommend going here if you are recovering from a hangover. Even in the venue...More

1  Thank ITTS
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

First impressions of this place aren't great. But once you get in try some of their drinks and listen to their music in the different rooms the place grows on you and you end up having a great time. Definitely must go if you're on...More

Thank izzey13
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Mr Steven and Mr Rouan didn't allowed me to go in despite I have my stamp (in my jacket because his friend in the entrance put it in my jacket instead of my arm) They didn't allowed me to go in again and when I...More

2  Thank sissi1790
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

What is there to say about The Hive that hasn't been said already. It's a s***hole, the place is filthy, the walls seem to collect the sweat of the patrons and leaks down onto puddles on the ground. I question anywhere that needs to plaster...More

5  Thank DavidWatt93
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visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Caters to most tastes while remaining cheap and cheerful.
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