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Budget Backpackers Hostel

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

85% Overall Rating 476 out of 514 customers would recommend this property based on 514 reviews

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 93%

Safety 87%

Staff 86%

Value 84%

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What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Mini Supermarket
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 1.00GBP
  • Towel 0.50GBP

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

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

Shared Rooms

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

12 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 12

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Superior 30 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 30

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Superior

Private Rooms

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

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. Only recently created 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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.