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Budget Backpackers

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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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“bed dorm”(40 reviews)
“great location”(90 reviews)
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I booked a twin room and it was tidy and well kept. Bed wasn't the comfiest but was good enough to sleep in. Showers were a bit of a problem as were very small so not much room to change when getting in/out and there...More

Thank Dan W
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for the good feedback. Our mattresses are hotel standard but we have asked our housekeeping team to check the room you stayed in just in case the mattress need to be replaced. Thanks for the heads up. We hope you had a safe...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, quirky, clean, cool. Its a great location, not far from train station, right in the middle of everything, grass market a stones throw away Though was told i couldn't add haggis to my scrambled egg order, but if i get it in a...More

Thank Gareth D
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for the awesome feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we very much hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 27 August 2017

The best hostel in Edinburgh easily, clean rooms, good social areas, location is perfect. Central Edinburgh, right on one of the main night time thoroughfares. Staff were both swift and caring, enabling ambient textures travellers appreciate.

Thank Gordon S
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you so very much for the awesome review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so appreciate you taking the time to post this cool review. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 12 August 2017

So I stayed the sister concern of this hostel which is a stone's throw away. Having said that, I visited my friends at the backpackers and their room, food and facility for too good. Clean toilets and bathrooms. Good people and an awesome location.

Thank sidjain2912
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 15 August 2017

Hey thank for the great feedback. It so nice to hear you liked your stay at KickAss and your friends liked it here at Budget. Thanks for taking the time to review us and hopefully we will see you back again soon. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely place, great location, friendly staff. Buy coffee in the bar but go somewhere else for breakfast. We arrived late but had booked rooms in advance, but only two of the three booked beds were available. Turns out someone was sleeping in...More

Thank Marie K
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are so pleased you liked our location and found our staff to be helpful. We are sorry that somebody was in the wrong room but we are pleased the problem was identified and fixed by our helpful staff....More

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US$17 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$17 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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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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