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    Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

    65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
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    Traveller (61)
    Room & Suite (37)
    Dining (3)
    Overview
    • Excellent15%
    • Very good33%
    • Average25%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible14%
    Travellers talk about
    “royal mile” (66 reviews)
    “games room” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    1 - 5 of 289 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Rooms are great, beds very comfy. Only bad side about the rooms is that you have to pay for lockers. Bathrooms are nice, but you cant shower too long or the water turns a bit cold. The common room however is very cozy and the...More

    Thank Rebecca M
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I am not picky, but for what I paid I expected 1) not to be cold during the night, 2) hot water to take a shower. The window of the room where I was staying did not close (maybe during summer that’s ok, but not...More

    Thank Daniela R
    Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

    First of all, let me say that I have stayed in many a hostel over the years and I never go in expecting big things. We arrived at the hostel which is in a GREAT location and were greeted by an Aussie lady behind the...More

    3  Thank TheWonderingScot
    Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 12 December 2017

    Our signage clearly states that we do NOT offer an option for late checkout. At no time did you even ask if late checkout was a possibility. Just after 10am you were politely told by one of our housekeepers that you needed to check out....More

    Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

    We stayed in a private double room which is in a separate building but maybe an even better location as it is actually on royal mile. The room was spacious and clean which is all you can really ask for in a hostel...It was almost...More

    Thank tess17732014
    Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

    Few steps from the royal mile and the castle, very close to the railway station and the bus stop from the airport. Good size beds. Pretty clean rooms. Nice people at the reception. A good WiFi free. Luggage deposit.

    Thank Andreagiacomo A
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Price range
    • US$25 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 28
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town
    • Also Known As
    • Edinburgh Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel Scotland
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    Traveller (61)
    Room & Suite (37)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (28)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (5)
    Bathroom (4)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
    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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    ALau85
    25 July 2017|
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    Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
    Hi Alau85 Laundry servies are carried out by staff leaving you free to head out and enjoy the day. Washing takes 3-4 hours at a cost of £7. All items are washed, dried and folded. Safe travels
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    JessJJ_5377
    5 April 2017|
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    Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
    There are free hairdryers located in the communal female bathrooms. If you are staying in a private room you can borrow a hairdryer from reception for free, you just need to pay a £5 deposit
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    "go for a private room across the street."
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    "Singles are all the way at the top of the stairs."
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    "Excellent location"
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    "staying in the rooms in the building down the street is much quieter being off the main road & being a..."
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