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Reviews of Budget Backpackers Edinburgh Hostel

37-39 Cowgate, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 79%

Location 94%

Safety 84%

Staff 90%

Value 84%

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

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 83%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 79%

Location 94%

Safety 84%

Staff 90%

Value 84%

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09 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Everything!!☺👍

Disliked: Nothing!!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Good location, somewhat of a "party" hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Nice, small hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 60%
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Good value for the money

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Excellent location, friendly staff.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Price, location.

Disliked: The floor in the kitchen was sticky. There wasn't a plugin in the bathroom so I couldn't dry my hair with my own hair dryer.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: location and good atmosphere.

Disliked: i got upgraded to a smaller room than the one i booked/travelling on my own so wanted a larger room to meet people.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • 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%
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  • 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.

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