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Reviews of Budget Backpackers Edinburgh

Hostel

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 87%

Location 94%

Safety 94%

Staff 88%

Value 91%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 1.55USD
  • Towel 0.78USD

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

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 87%

Location 94%

Safety 94%

Staff 88%

Value 91%

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91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:

Liked: Awesome place, bathrooms were always sparkling and hot water in the showers. Staff friendly, great lockable storage abs a power point for every bed. Very central, only a few minutes walk to everything. Would definitely stay again.

Disliked: Nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:

Liked: location is great, 1 minute walk from the pubs and 5 minute walk from the castle.1 shower was fantastic-hot-great pressure.night lamp and charging point next to each bed and lockers in the roomthey have a nice looking lounge room and bar and a big kitchen/good offer of food and very nice coffee

Disliked: not enough showers, one one entire floor they were closed for maintenance. only one shower was good the rest were terribble/moldy/dirtyatmosphere was weird, only long term staying people looking for work/not very friendlystaff: a couple were friendly the rest felt unpleasant/rude/unwelcomingthe were empyin glass binns next to the window in the middle of the night/very noise at street side

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:

Liked: The location of the hostel was amazing! You take one step out of the hostel and Edinburgh castle is right in front of you! Inside the hostel it was funky and had the relaxed retro style to it which is right up my street!!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Lovely hostel, very clean and well located! Staff absolutely friendly, would def come back!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The accommodations and the bathroom are extremely clean and organised.

Disliked: The internet is slowly.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location, friendly staff and great food!

Disliked: More showers would make this place a perfect 10!

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location

Disliked: My stay was to short to form a proper opinion.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The fully equipped kitchen where you can store your food & make use of the frridges!

Disliked: The musky, dank smell in the dormitory rooms

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location is perfect, clean your own personal locker and charging points.

Disliked: Poor wifi, charge for computer use and luggage storage.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Efficient, clean and friendly

Disliked: N/A

Customer would recommend this property

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