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Reviews of Princes Street Backpackers East Edinburgh Hostel

5 West Register Street - top floor, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 65%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 55%

Location 90%

Safety 65%

Staff 74%

Value 57%

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

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 65%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 55%

Location 90%

Safety 65%

Staff 74%

Value 57%

Showing 1-10 of 86 reviews

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


03 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Friendly atmosphere and staff was helpful

Disliked: A lot to steps but they tell you that beforehand

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 May 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: It is very well located, the people in the hostel were very welcoming and we could borrow hairdryers and towels for free, which was fantastic.

Disliked: The bedlinen did not look clean, I would say it was because they were old. There were no curtains there it was a bit uncomfortable due to the fact that there was a building opposite our window.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
24 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: location near city center

Disliked: no wifi in the room

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
24 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: In a good location - very central

Disliked: Not clean at all - bed sheets were disgusting. Lockers did not lock in the rooms leaving you feeling like your belongings were not safe. For the price you pay, you can stay at much better facilitated hostels. Showers were also not very pleasant. Do yourself a favour and look for other hostels as this one needs to be closed, modernised and deep cleaned for people to stay here and actually leave good 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


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.

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