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Budget Backpackers

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Reviewed 2 March 2015

Good location (about 10 minutes walk from the train station), friendly staff, working wifi, and they apparently make good food for good value as well ( food vouchers were given at the reception). Ordered a vegan burger and a hot chocolate for less than 6...More

Thank Joyce L
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 6 March 2015

Thanks Joyce for you positive comments. We have passed your comments regarding the cold burger to our catering team who have asked us to convey their apologies for not getting it quite right and will ensure this does not happen again. We do have single...More

Reviewed 26 February 2015

Very well located and very nice staff. The room and bathrooms were very clean and very well decorated. The only problem is that there wasn't hot water showers, something really bad in a place so cold in the winter. Other than that, it was good....More

Thank Juliana C
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 6 March 2015

Hi Juliana Thanks for your positive review. Sorry there was a problem with the hot water during your stay . We have identified the problem with 2 shower in the hostel that had faulty valves. These are now being replaced. The other 15 showers in...More

Reviewed 24 February 2015

I travelled alone to Edinburgh for 5 days in December 2014. I booked into a 4-female dormitory with Budget Backpackers. The reservation process was simple and upon reaching Edinburgh station, the hostel was within walking distance and easy to find. The guys at the reception...More

Thank Trisha2512
Reviewed 22 February 2015

10min away from the castle and the main bus station, this hostel is really close to everything by foot. I was in a 6 beds dorm and the beds were clean and comfy. Every bed has a locket and a plug (4£padlocks and 3£ adaptors...More

Thank Gaillup
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 24 February 2015

Thanks Gaillup for the positive review . Its good to hear we added to your enjoyment when visiting Edinburgh and that our staff where so helpful. Hopefully you will visit Edinburgh again soon and stay with us. Hope you had a safe onward journey. BB...More

Reviewed 16 February 2015

Stayed there for 3 nights at the start of February with a large group and had a brilliant time. The staff are friendly and if there are any problems they will help you out. Also the beanbag room is a really nice touch. The kitchen...More

Thank Maynoth101
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 19 February 2015

Hi Maynoth Thanks for the positive feedback . We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The good new is we are in the process of improving our facilities even further so our customer experience will be further enhanced. Thanks again and hope...More

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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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"Ask for a warm room. If you are tall, better have a sleeping bag with you."
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"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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