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Reviews of Caledonian Backpackers Edinburgh

Hostel

3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 49%

Cleanliness 40%

Facilities 45%

Location 88%

Safety 56%

Staff 64%

Value 58%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 0.78USD

Important Information

We have a 24hr reception, with no curfew
Check in time is from 2pm
Check out is at 10am
We can not accept guests under the age of 18 as we have a licenced bar
Photo identification is essential on arrival
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building


Now, for some more of those rule things..
As mentioned before, you must be over 18 years of age to stay. This is because we have a liquor license for the entire building, so the law states we cannot allow under 18's in, and we do not make exceptions.

You should bring your own padlock, or you can buy one for £2.50 from reception.

We have towels available for a 50p cleaning charge. Linen is supplied free.

Frequently asked questions about the hostel:

*Do you have a curfew/lock-out? - No. We think they are inconvenient and don't believe in them!

*What time is check-out? - You can check out anytime but you don’t have to until 10am.

*Do you provide bed linen? - Yes. Every person is provided with fresh linen so you can leave your sleeping bag at home!

*Do you provide towels? - No, but you can rent one for the modest price of 50 pence.

*Do you provide breakfast? - Yes. A simple breakfast is included in the price of your accommodation. Served from 7a.m. until 11p.m.

*Is there a key deposit? - No, but all keys need to be returned at check-out.

*Do you have internet access? - Yes.We have several computer terminals and they are FREE to use!

*Do you have Wi-Fi? - Yes, and it's also FREE!...you don’t even need a password.

*Do you have lockers? - Yes.You need to bring your own padlock or rent/buy one here for £2.50

*Do you have luggage storage? - Yes. We have a free luggage storage room

*Do you have a kitchen? - Yes. There is a large self-catering kitchen equipped with all your cooking needs right at your disposal!

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

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Atmosphere 49%

Cleanliness 40%

Facilities 45%

Location 88%

Safety 56%

Staff 64%

Value 58%

Showing 1-10 of 168 reviews

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Apenas a localização

Disliked: É o pior hostel que eu fiquei na minha vida

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Nothing at all.

Disliked: It was not safe and clean enough. It seemed like, they offer you a bunk and do not care the rest.

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

Anonymous
13 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Staff were friendly and tried to be helpful.

Disliked: Communication problems with staff-a lot of foreign staff that did not have good English .Quite a lot this time. I have stopped here several times before and is one of the hostels I recommend but it was,nt so good this time-problems checking in ,no duvet covers or pillow case on my bed, door would,nt lock, vomit on the floor(they did clean it up when I informed them).Staff not manning the check in desk.

Customer would recommend this property

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: nothing but the location in the city

Disliked: Dirt everywere, terrible stench in our room, see nr.2

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The location

Disliked: Everything, the re were no female toilets or showers, work men's tools everywhere and dust. I left with a cold

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great location, breakfast, bar, toilettes, showers, lockers etc.

Disliked: Perhaps the toilettes werent really up to shape. And the first night I had no hot water in the showers, but managed anyway. And the hot water was back on next day.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
28 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The location

Disliked: There was no hot water when we went for a shower and tree was not many sockets in the room

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

Anonymous
24 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location. 24 hour reception.

Disliked: Staff were friendly enough but not overly helpful, especially on check-in (no explanation of where the 'chill out room', kitchen, or showers were) They weren't good at promoting any organised hostel activities or pub crawls (if there were any), despite advertising themselves as a party hostel. Was given a bed number that already had someone sleeping in it- told to relocate to only other empty bed in the dorm. New bed didn't look as if it had been stripped/changed since the last person (there was hair all over the sheets) Wasn't the worst hostel I've stayed in, but wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Good WiFi - thank goodness!

Disliked: Please see above comments

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Central

Disliked: A little dos organised with starff

Customer would recommend this property

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