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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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27 Jun 2019

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Great hostel, cool artwork at reception and friendly staff. Lots of stairs but the place has just been newly renovated and my room was comfortable. Bathrooms are clean and spacious.

Disliked: none

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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27 Jun 2019

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Good place, nice people:)

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Location

Disliked: They could invest in some curtains for the rooms. When it gets light at 4 30 am, it's quite hard to continue sleeping, it's far too bright.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: friendly staff, very helpful ; very good location

Disliked: one night, some travelers were very noisy around 11-12pm in the corridor

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: SOME of the staff were nice and especially staff. The males were almost rude and especially the house keeping guy. its an easy going place and check ins were flexible

Disliked: There was no wifi in the rooms and the common room was always full. Showers were very weak, half the toilets and showers in the hostel were out of order. some of the beds were very old and the springs dug into my back and ribs. Not a very comfortable sleep. some sockets dont work and the lockers were a bit small. its a very noisy place with a nightclub or 2 pumping music until the early hours of the night. its on the top floor and there is no elevator so not great if you have a lot of luggage.

91% Overall Rating
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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
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  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
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  • 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.

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