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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    2018-02-04 2018-02-05
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    Traveller (157)
    Dining (90)
    Room & Suite (71)
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good45%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    “great location” (90 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 11 January 2015

    this was my second stay in two years and the hostel lived up to my fond memories. Bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and comfortable, staff were super friendly and wifi was excellent! Will visit again!More

    1  Thank KeenTravelerGirl
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 18 January 2015

    Hi there Thanks for the great review. Its always nice to hear customers enjoyed their stay. We are in the process of updating all our facilities so that our customers will have an even better experience during their stay with us at our value for...More

    Reviewed 4 January 2015

    Very satisfied with facilities, large kitchen area with appliances, nice common area, great bar/restaurant and located in the heart of Edinburgh. Staff were very friendly and down to earth. Accommodation was very affordable, even at peak times. I would recommend this to my friends.

    Thank Dylan R
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 5 January 2015

    Hi Dylan Thanks for the good review. Its always good to get good customer feedback . Hopefully we will see you back again soon BB Crew :)

    Reviewed 29 December 2014

    I really love the interior design and decoration of the hostel. The whole experience from luggage deposit in the morning until checking out was great. And it was very cheap! However, my feet were freezing at night during my stay in the 30 mixed dorm.More

    Thank Matthew L
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 5 January 2015

    Hi Mathew We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the great review. Sorry your footsies where cold during the night. We are organising extra heating to be put into the 30 bed dorm so thanks for letting us know. We...More

    Reviewed 21 December 2014

    For a hostel, it was very good. It had great facilities such as well equipped kitchens, bar and cafe, internet access, lockers for luggage etc. I stayed in a 10-bed dorm and it was not too bad. A bit smelly at times but overall the...More

    Thank notatraveller3
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 5 January 2015

    Thanks for the good review . Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us BB Crew :)

    Reviewed 16 December 2014

    The location of this hostel is fantastic - right near Grassmarket and close to lots of pubs and restaurants. The staff were helpful enough but when I complained about there being no hot water, we were not offered an apology or empathy and told to...More

    Thank Blair R
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 5 January 2015

    Hi Blair Thanks for giving us a review. We are pleased you thot our location was great. We did have a couple of shower that had problems with faulty valves. These are now being fixed thanks for letting us know and so enabling us to...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$17 - US$58 (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 (157)
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    Room & Suite (71)
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    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
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    Questions & Answers
    7 June 2017|
    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Yes There are ironing facilities in the hostel. :)
    15 April 2017|
    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
    11 December 2016|
    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
    Room Tips
    "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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