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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
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Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 5 days ago
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
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
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.
This was my first hostel experience ever and it was quite good. The best part is the location, just 2 mins walk from the station. Many restaurants, pubs nearby. The hostel itself is decent. I stayed in a 14 bed dorm due to peak season....More
I got a private room for my two friends and I. Private rooms are in a different building which is good if you want some silence and quiet time but if something happens you will need to cross the street to get some help.
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
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.