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Budget backpackers

Hostel | 39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JR

90.1% Overall Rating

1733 out of 1811 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/11/2014)

Ashley Johnson thinks…

"The staff was awesome and the facilities were great. Clean, spacious rooms, multiple options for food (could purchase or cook) and something going on every night! The location was close to pretty…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.62
  • Towel USD 0.81

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that we do not permit stag or hen parties. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO BOOK 8 PEOPLE OR MORE YOU MUST CONTACT THIS HOSTEL DIRECTLY TO MAKE THE BOOKING. Please note all Group bookings (over 8 people) must adhere to the Hostel Group Booking Policy also must be 2 nights minimum stay at the weekend. Please note that this hostel has a strict age limit of 18 and over. Any customers arriving who are under this age will unfortunately not be allowed to stay because of Scotland’s strict licensing regulations and will be charged for the first night accommodation. We will contact you at the time of booking for the CVV code in order to verify the card.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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Overview

Welcome to Edinburgh's newest 4 star hostel, located right in the heart of Edinburgh's vibrant city night life & historic old town area.
AWESOME LOCATION....FREE WIFI..FREE CITY TOUR..FREE DAILY BAR EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT
AWESOME LOCATION: Our 4 Star Hostel was Voted No1 Hostel in Scotland Feb 2012 Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

30 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Self-catering
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Budget backpackers

Please note that guests at our hostel must be at least 18 years of age. Proof of age is required at check-in.
AWESOME CITY CENTRE LOCATION....Free wifi..Free city tour….Free Daily Bar Events/Entertainment. Guests of Budget Backpackers get to use, free of charge all the facilities of our New Kick Ass sister Hostel only 2 mins walk From Budget.
Our awesome location is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the famous Grassmarket area. We are only 5-10 minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations and the famous Haggis Tour routes. It’s no wonder our four-star hostel was voted the No.1 hostel in Scotland for February 2012.
FACILITIES INCLUDE: Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Free city tour, Free Daily Bar Events/Entertainment, Free luggage storage if you arrive before check-in time. Tourist Info provided, Bed linen provided
KICK ASS CAFÉ AND BAR: Serving great-value meals and drinks at unbeatable prices.
SECURITY: 24hour reception. No curfew. Great Security, with electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests. Security Lockers in all rooms
FUNKY DESIGNER ROOMS: Designed for your maximum comfort, with private bed lights and Security lockers provided for every bed. There are no crowded rooms here – our dorms are spacious.
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KEEP IT CLEAN – All of our rooms are cleaned every day. Our bathrooms and kitchens are constantly monitored for cleanliness. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness.
AWESOME FRIENDLY STAFF ; they are friendly and will tell you all the best places to go – and more importantly, where not to go!
MODERN FACILITIES: Including large self-catering kitchen and personal private showers pods. Private Bed Lights
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SUPER COOL TREEHOUSE is a great place to chill.
Our motto is 'LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL', and we mean it. So what are you waiting for !!!

Accommodation Information

All our dorms have been designed to create the coolest funkiest environment possible
Our 14+ bed dorm is our coolest room yet. Created in March 2011 it is located in the Tower Room of this ancient historic building with 10 beds in the Gallery and 20 beds on the lower level, with spectacular views of the Castle. If you want to meet people or want to book a group this is the dorm for you.

Location Information

Our Awesome location is in the middle of Edinburgh’s historic old town. The main tourist spots, Bars and cafes (including the castle) are only a few minutes walk from our central location. We are 10 minutes walk from the Train and bus station and 5 minutes from the famous Haggis tours. Our location is sure to impress you.