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    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview

    • Excellent34%
    • Very good41%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “bed dorm” (39 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    4 Star Hotel
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    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,440 reviews
    #3 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,251 reviews
    #11 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Old Town Chambers
    870 reviews
    #5 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Haggis Hostels
    391 reviews
    #13 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
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    Reviewed 27 August 2014

    Firstly it took half an hour to checkin when there was only 3 other people waiting. The staff were very friendly but take sarcasm and trying to be funny a bit far to the point where it is annoying, especially when its raining and you've...More

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    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

    Hi Kate Thanks for your review giving us a thumbs up for location . Edinburgh unfortunately can be a bit expensive during the festival but we really try to keep our rates competitive during this dearer period. The good new is rates are now back...More

    Reviewed 26 August 2014

    I stayed in the hostel for 3 nights during the Fringe festival. The hostel location in really good, most of the staff was pretty friendly and the common areas are comfortable and clean. More showers would have been handy, but it wasn't such a big...More

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    Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

    The staff is really friendly and always willing to help! The rooms are clean, but their distribution is not the best, but its OK!!! About the lockers... You need a heavy gauge padlock, and they didn't have any for sale... The toilets are clean, and...More

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    Reviewed 25 August 2014

    Stayed her for four nights during the Fringe. Amazing location, discount for really great food in a local pub and friendly staff. Stayed in the thirty bed dorm but the way it was divided made it feel a lot less crowded, lockers were provided and...More

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    Reviewed 17 August 2014

    We stayed in the hostel for just a night - it was ok. The location is really good & central - very close to the Royal Mile. The staff are pretty friendly & helpful. The room we stayed in was just across the street from...More

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    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,440 reviews
    #3 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,251 reviews
    #11 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Old Town Chambers
    870 reviews
    #5 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Haggis Hostels
    391 reviews
    #13 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$18 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Traveller (145)
    Dining (82)
    Room & Suite (67)
    Hotel & Grounds (156)
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    Old Town
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    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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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    rgs1997
    Hi, the hostel looks very modern and clean in the images. My question is about your shower facilities - I am just slightly confused and wanted to confirm what the facilities are like as in your photographs they appear to be lovely private cubicles in very good condition but in a review it describes completely open showers with no privacy? What is the situation with this? Thanks :)
    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
    Hi! Do you guys have weekly rates?
    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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    GiseBocco
    Hi, I was just reading previous guests reviews and after reading some of them I wanted know if the shared bathrooms are unisex or if you have bathroom and shower facilities for female only use. Also do the showers are separated by stalls? Thanks in advance
    20 July 2015|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi There . Some of our bathrooms are unisex . It is worth noting that it is only the sink areas that are unisex . The showers are obviously completely private. They are designed to give complete privacy and incorporate a... More
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    Room Tips
    "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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    "The rooms facing the street can be noisy (especially during festival season), pack earplugs."
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