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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent34%
    • Very good44%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    “great location” (90 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    21 - 25 of 576 reviews

    Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

    It was my second time staying at this hostel and I'm sure I will stay here also the next time. The hostel is really well located and you can basically reach most of the hotspots by foot. I also felt very safe walking in the...More

    Thank Gloriaslc
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 26 May 2017

    Thank you so very much for your awesome feedback. We are so pleased your 02nd stay with us was as good as your first. We really appreciate your positive comments and hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again for the 03rd...More

    Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

    I stayed 4 nights and I cannot complain. My 6 bed room was quiet and usually clean. Bathrooms were clean and, although they seemed too few for the available beds, I never had to wait to use toilets or showers. Not so great: showers are...More

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    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 25 May 2017

    Thank you for the great feedback . We are so pleased you found our facilities clean. Sorry we do not have an elevator as we are located in a very old historic building and unable to install one. Thankfully our hostel only has 2 levels...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2017

    Decent rooms, friendly staff and good facilities. Wi-Fi was average and the 6-8 mixed dorms had a tendency to end up as mostly male (during my time there at least), which may turn off some solo female travellers. The location was stellar and the sister-hostel...More

    Thank Beth N
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 21 May 2017

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Thank you for the great feedback and your very kind words of recommendation. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime...More

    Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

    This place was so cool and the staff were so friendly. Its perfect for young people because of the environment and the type of people that are staying there. The bedrooms are big and comfortable. I strongly recommend. The only bad thing for me is...More

    Thank matxiel s
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 18 May 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and liked our vibe. Our sink in the bathroom areas are shared. Our toilets and showers are of course private. we do have a few sink areas that...More

    Reviewed 9 May 2017

    I've stayed in this hostel 4 times over the last 4 years. I used to love it here but the last 2 times I've visited its gone way down hill. The cleanliness is horrible (bathrooms and dorms were filthy) the reception staff just weren't as...More

    Thank LCToronto_11
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 10 May 2017

    We are so sorry that your experience this time at our hostel was not as good as your previous stays with us. We do ask our guests not to bring their own food and drink into our Bar area where we provide very good value...More

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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$18 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
    • Also Known As
    • Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Traveller (147)
    Dining (82)
    Room & Suite (71)
    Hotel & Grounds (157)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
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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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    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
    "Stay in a room close to open fields, there are no airconditioners"
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    "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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