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Reviews of Budget Backpackers Edinburgh Hostel

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 93%

Safety 87%

Staff 86%

Value 84%

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 1.41USD
  • Towel 0.70USD

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 81%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 93%

Safety 87%

Staff 86%

Value 84%

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80% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Mostly very clean and nice. Good location.

Disliked: Mice in the kitchens. A little loud at night, but only because of the prime central location.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 May 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The unique features, the writing on the wall made it feel like a lot of happy memories were made there.

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Location was brilliant.

Disliked: The shower facilities were awful.

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Relaxation / spa

Age Range:
25-30

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80% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Price

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: I would highly recommend Budget Backpackers due to cleanness, a great location, friendly stuff and it was also good value for money.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: All above.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

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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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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

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