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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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“royal mile”(66 reviews)
“games room”(6 reviews)
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in a great spot,just on the Royal miles, in the heart of the old city. It is clean and the stuff is nice and helpful. If you arrive before the room is ready they mind your luggage for you and if your...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Booked a private room during the Fringe in August 2017. Had an amazing time. Room was big plus seating and plenty of storage. Excellent value for money and excellent location. Plenty of stairs to climb as private rooms are at the top of the building...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 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 29 December 2017 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

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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

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Price range
US$27 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$27 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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