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Reviews of Princes Street Backpackers East Edinburgh Hostel

5 West Register Street - top floor, Edinburgh, Scotland

Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 62%

Location 93%

Safety 71%

Staff 78%

Value 65%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free city tour
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Wake-up calls
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

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Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 62%

Location 93%

Safety 71%

Staff 78%

Value 65%

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

Anonymous
29 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Atmosphere

Disliked: Too old

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: friendliness & location

Disliked: The steps, the decrepidness.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
31 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: location

Disliked: not enough chargers for dorm rooms

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
31 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: location is great.

Disliked: There is no lock for dorm rooms. Only one main light in a room.

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great Location, Interesting artwork, Epic exercise just getting from the front door to the room.

Disliked: Not a great atmosphere for meeting other travellers but that would probably be different if you stayed long term. Building is a bit run down. Epic exercise just getting from the front door to the room.

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

Anonymous
25 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendly staff, cleanses

Disliked: No elevator, climb to the top floor

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
30 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I had a brilliant time,staff was really nice,friendly and helpful,felt like home,almost didnt wanna leave.The location couldnt be better either,close to all the major tourist attractions,and at the same time hiddenaway from all the traffic and noise.Really enjoyed Sunday free dinner, and the fact that there was free tea and coffe,which was much needed after all the walking.I'd recommend highly to everyone,would happily go back there again,the art work spread around the whole building is amazing,with a lot of funny notes and details that add up to the relaxed n happy athmosphere.There might have been the occassionmal hole in the wall,or a broken shower but who cares!overall pretty clean n tidy..oh,and quite importantly,you can leave ur backpack at reception after checking out!this is awesome,been to a few places that dont do it.in one word,excellent:-) :-) :-) :-)

Disliked: Nothing really...

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Easy to get to and close to the bus station and is within walking distance to most attractions.

Disliked: Heaps of stairs to reception, no free wi-fi, lots of long-term stayers which wasn't helpful to solo travelers. I felt unsafe as people would walk into the room during the night - there was no security for each dorm room.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
24 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The hostel has a lot of character, and is very laid back & comfortable. It feels homely - not like a lot of big city hostels. Staff were friendly & helpful

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly staff and a superb central location. Finding your way back after roaming around on new streets in Edinburgh is easy.

Disliked: Wi-Fi access should be free I feel

Customer would recommend this property

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