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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

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Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 62%

Location 93%

Safety 71%

Staff 78%

Value 65%

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

Anonymous
05 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Family like environment

Disliked: Their bed and pillows were rather disgusting

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Excellent location and very good atmosphere.

Disliked: Too loud at night because of a pub close to the hostel.

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
19 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Family Holiday, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very close to the city center, actually it is in the city center. It is possible to go by feet in every major attraction in the city center and nearby region.

Disliked: Nothing, very good.

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
13 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: friendly and good crowd

Disliked: couldnt sleep due to overnight music in pub at 3rd floor

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was right around the corner from the train station, which was nice for us since we arrived by train, don't know how close it is to the airport, though... There is a pub right next door where you can eat and get some drinks. There is a café right around the corner, and they give you a discount for staying at the hostel, and they have good food. The showers on the main floor appear to be better (although I never actually used them), but the one by our room was all right, too. It is also very centrally located, and therefore an easy walk to almost everything, especially main attractions. The wifi is free, although it doesn't work in the rooms. There is a big kitchen and dining area where you can eat and hang out.

Disliked: The hostel is on the... fourth floor? And just like most of Europe, there is no lift/elevator, which I believe they mention in the description, but still doesn't make all those stairs any more enjoyable. Plus, once you get up to the actual hostel, you still have to go up and down more stairs to get to the rooms. Also, I understand Europe doesn't really do air conditioning, but maybe they could at least put a fan in the room?? That's what they did in Amsterdam. The mattresses are thin and hard and not very comfortable. I know it's a hostel and I'm not expecting luxury, but the beds in France, for example, were much more comfortable.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Really nice paintings all over the place, very agreeable

Disliked: Lots of stairs, a bit difficult with a lot of luggage

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
05 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Exactly how it describes itself. A budget backpackers hostel. In a great location.

Disliked: That's a lo-o-ng flight of steps up to the hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
29 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: location

Disliked: it doesnt look nice

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

Anonymous
21 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: I loved all the artwork on the walls, it made the atmosphere seem more relaxed. The toilets and bathrooms were functioning well and were clean and tidy. Same goes for the rooms.

Disliked: The bed I was sleeping in was a bottom bunk, but it was very close to the top bunk, so I kept hitting the top bunk every time I turned around!

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location was very central.

Disliked: Beds were old and falling apart, lots of the showers and toliets were broken, only 2 showers per floor, with mildew in the showers.

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