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Reviews of Princes Street Backpackers East Edinburgh Hostel

5 West Register Street - top floor, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 64%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 54%

Location 92%

Safety 62%

Staff 73%

Value 55%

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 1.30USD

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?

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Atmosphere 64%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 54%

Location 92%

Safety 62%

Staff 73%

Value 55%

Showing 1-10 of 32 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.

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...

37% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: It's located in the center of town

Disliked: Disgusting linens, only 2 hours of wifi per visit, dirty bathrooms which only had toilet paper half the time, dirty kitchen/dining center, and just an overall depressing vibe.

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