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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%

Showing 51-60 of 91 reviews

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location was great.

Disliked: There are a LOT of stairs, no free wifi.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
17 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: This hostel had great character and very kind and friendly staff.

Disliked: Nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It is really near waverly train station, so it is convenient for us. The stay is also cheap for an Edinburgh stay. The staff were very helpful and price is competitive.

Disliked: It was really noisy at night. There was pub music in the background despite it being midnight. The climb up the hostel was also exhausting as it is on the 5th story. The toilets and shower cubicles are also quite a distance away from the room we stayed. We have to enter and exit some doors and go up and down some flight of steps to reach the washrooms.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
26 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Great location in town centre and food restaurants; interesting intense grafitti decor, clean showers and toilets and good hot water showers

Disliked: No free WiFi; payment required. Provides coffee and tea but no milk; difficult street to find (West Register Street does not come immediately off Princess St); locker provided but need to bring your own padlock. My mattress was of a very noisy material which made lots of sound when I got into it, disturbing other people. The bunks for room L (all female), the ladder to get to the top bunk was jammed against the window and the other end against the locker, so needed some gymnastics to get to the top. Also, top bunks had no side railings so probably this is a huge falls risk. Also, the famous long winding staircase needed to get to the top (and then somemore) so don't bring heavy luggage!

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
13 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Good location although if were travelling alone or female only would be nervous about coming home alone. Very good value for money in an expensive city and very friendly staff, was able to enter the property late without hassle!

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It is located near the city centre.

Disliked: The rooms are very conjested & very bad atmosphere.

26% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
26% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: not much at all

Disliked: it wasn't clean, the bathrooms were dirty and the whole place just seemed creepy

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

Anonymous
23 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good for people who are looking for a party place. But if you want to sleep well you should look out for a more quite place!

Disliked: Very noisy.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Good location, very convenient with regard to travel.Facilities are rather basic, but that's as expected. It's aimed at people who are more concerned with economy than unnecessary frills, and delivered on that basis.Bonus points for the assorted artwork covering just about every wall surface from the street door in!I didn't end up spending very much time in the hostel, as I was out with friends until quite late, but their tolerance of irregular hours is very commendable.

Disliked: Four flights of stairs to reception, and then more between there and the dorms, could get a bit wearying after a while!

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
28 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife

Liked: It was really quiet when I got there, so I got the room to myself. Luxury when you've been traveling awhile,

Disliked: The stairs with luggage are a killer.

Customer would recommend this property

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