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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    2017-07-30 2017-07-31
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    Overview
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good45%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,512 reviews
    #3 of 206 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,441 reviews
    #11 of 206 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
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    369 reviews
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    431 reviews
    #22 of 206 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
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    1 - 5 of 565 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This hostel has a great location on a very quaint little street, across from a square with a bunch of restaurants. The royal mile is just up the hill and the National Museum up another. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and at night...More

    Thank SarahNicci
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for the awesome feedback. We all try really hard at Budget to ensure our guests get the best possible experience and we very much appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope that you will stay with us again when you next...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This hostel was one of our favorites so far on our trip through Scotland! It's located on this quaint little street with tons of shops, is only a 3 minute walk from Greyfriar's Bobby statue and cemetery, and is only a 10-15 minute walk from...More

    Thank Celia L
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for all your positive comments. We are so pleased we where your favorite hostel on your trip through Scotland. Its great to hear our Location and Staff where a hit and that you liked your room. We have asked our housekeeping to check...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017

    This is a great place for exploring Edinburgh. The staff is helpful. The rooms are clean. Their is a bar which closes at midnight. If you want to sleep pre-midnight, I'd ask for a room that is away from the bar. My room was over...More

    Thank DD-Colorado
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 14 June 2017

    We are so pleased you loved our location and appreciated our friendly staff. Thanks for the suggestion for our hallway doors which do have soft close mechanisms but they may need adjusting. Thanks for the heads up and we are on the case. We hope...More

    Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here for 2 nights for my mates stag do weekend and couldn't of wished for a better located hostel. Right smack bang near the pubs and clubs. The staff were very welcoming and helpful when asked about local information and the hostel was very...More

    Thank Dcolbert
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 8 June 2017

    Thank you for your great feedback . We are so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. BB Manager :)

    Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

    Friendly staff. Laundry machines available. Showers were a bit small. Location is good, near many restaurants and on the old town area. The room floor was a bit moist all the time, but that propably was to do with the weather also.More

    Thank Niina M
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 June 2017

    Thank you for the awesome 5 star rating. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes it was very warm and humid during your stay which is very unusual for Edinburgh but nice for a change. Thanks again for the great feedback....More

    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,512 reviews
    #3 of 206 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,441 reviews
    #11 of 206 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Kick Ass Hostel
    369 reviews
    #12 of 206 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    High Street Hostel
    431 reviews
    #22 of 206 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    About
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    Amenities
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$24 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
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    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
    • Also Known As
    • Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Traveller (145)
    Dining (82)
    Room & Suite (67)
    Hotel & Grounds (156)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Bathroom (1)
    Nearby
    Old Town
    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
    labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
    this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
    visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
    that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
    place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
    the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
    Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
    ...More
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    Jodie027
    7 June 2017|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Yes There are ironing facilities in the hostel. :)
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    rgs1997
    15 April 2017|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi there. The bathrooms we have are as follows. Some of our bathrooms are mixed gender , what this means is that the sinks areas are the the only sections that are mixed and shared. The Showers areas are Private pods that... More
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    Caligiiiirl_19
    11 December 2016|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi there we are unfortunately not offering weekly rates at the moment. We do have a longer stay section of the hostel but this is fully booked at the moment. Our standards rates are very low at the moment to encourage our... More
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    Room Tips
    "Perhaps a room on one of the lower floors if you need wifi"
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    "Excellent location, good atmosphere."
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    "if you wanna meet people, get to the 30 beds room. What a great place to spend some nights"
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    "Get a lower floor if you have problem with stairs; also for better wifi."
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