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Princes St East Backpackers

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17 Sep 2017
“Best Avoided!”
2 weeks ago
“Do not stay here!”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in and immediately checked out after seeing where I was supposed to sleep for 3 nights. They charged me for 2 nights because I had already checked in which is complete crap, however I was more concerned for my safety and hygiene to even...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I am sad to read all of the bad reviews. Go to this hostel with an open mind. Yes, the building is old and therefore has some flaws but it also had a lot of character and really nice vibes. If you are a hippy...More

Thank Thalia G
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Cons: 1. The WiFi doesn’t work 2. The whole place smells horrible 3. The staff isn’t friendly 4. The place is falling apart, everywhere you turn something is broken (toilets, showers, & windows for example) 5. The colors on the walls are horrible 6. The...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Let me start with a positive... if you want to get some cardio in for your 2018 goals.. the stairs are perfect for you. The window in our room had a great view, if you like looking at wood nailed over window panes. Not to...More

1  Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

WORST HOSTEL I've ever been to. Super noisy, like sleeping inside a nightclub. Super dirty, stains everywhere on the carpets and sheets. Super cold, heating was not invited in our room. UNSAFE, power supplies from another age, my phone didn't survive it. If there is...More

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United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Princes St East Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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Traveller (29)
Room & Suite (19)
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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"Just don't come to this hostel please, you'll loose more than win"
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"Beware the 77 steps to the top"
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"Do not ever go to this hostel. It is NOT as pictured."
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"No vayas! No merece la pena"
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