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Reviews of Princes Street Backpackers East Edinburgh Hostel

5 West Register Street - top floor, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 62%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 52%

Location 92%

Safety 62%

Staff 71%

Value 54%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.27USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Edinburgh?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 62%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 52%

Location 92%

Safety 62%

Staff 71%

Value 54%

Showing 1-10 of 33 reviews

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The location is perfect right in Edinburgs New Town and 10 min into the Old Town, 3 min away from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Disliked: The staff was rude and seemed very uninterested. Most of the showers didnt work and there are not a lot anyway (3/4 for each floor) so you have to queue. The toilets were in a bad condition and all the cisterns had an open top. This hostel is definitely not worth the money.

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


07 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Location. Nice & cheap cafe round the corner.

Disliked: Old rattling stuff all over the place (doors, locks, beds), 5th floor with no lift.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
06 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
41+

Liked: They meter the internet so you only got 2hrs access per stay - what the hell in this day and age are you crazy

Disliked: 2hrs internet per stay!!

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Staff were super friendly! Location is quite good.

Disliked: Definitely not enough room between the two bunk beds! Not enough clean and working showers/bathrooms available.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating


27 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The location was so central - only a 2 min walk from Edinburgh Waverly and super close to the main shopping area! The showers were also a pleasant surprise, responsive to temperature changes and really quite decent.

Disliked: The beds were uncomfortable. I could feel a spring

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
03 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: amazing location, great staff

Disliked: The bed was the most uncomfortable bed i've ever had in staying at over 200 hostels - can feel the springs through the mattress, i woke up with terrible back pain.

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

Anonymous
30 May 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The kitchen is well equiped and the location is great.

Disliked: Unfortunately there were no courtains in our room. During the summer this can be quite annoying. There is no lift, as it is located on the top floor, heavy bags are not a good idea.

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Liked: It had character, close location to th e busses and trains

Disliked: It was as near to below poverty Level as you can get

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

Anonymous
05 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: -

Customer would recommend this property

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Only location was good. Free tea and coffee. All other things were really bad...

Disliked: Disliked everything except location. The next night, I got a better booking in 8 pounds. While this booking cost me 25 pounds and still worse...

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