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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has one of the best locations in the city. We have 4 seperate buildings and cater for a wide variety of travellers. We have single, double, twin and quad private rooms (standard & en-suite). We also have 11 dormitories ranging in size from 6-14 beds. Our main building has free WIFI, games room (with pool table), TV Lounge (Sky TV), dinning room and fully equipped kitchen. Each guest is given their own entry key and all dormitories have free lockers (deposit required).All our staff are Backpackers, so we have in depth knowledge on the best and cheapest things to see and do in this amazing city. Our reception is operated 24hrs a day, so someone is always on hand to help with any questions. If you want great value for money and a friendly welcome, Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is the place to stay!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
355Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
202Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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 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.
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My wife and I stayed here a couple of nights before departing on a tour. We stayed in a private double room with ensuite. The room was clean and tidy on arrival, comfortable and had everything we needed for our short stay. The price was reasonable for what we got. The
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The location was perfect! Minutes away from everything. We went for Hogmanay and it was so much more than I expected! Definitely wasn’t the cheapest option but in saying that we were in the penthouse with our own bedroom, kitchen, television, etc. staff were lovely too! Only
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Located at the foot of Edinburgh castle, the location is perfect for an on-foot visit of the old city and the clustered pubs and warms places around. Stayed two nights in women only dormitory (17EUR per night). Dorm for sixteen with bunk beds. Comfortable, very well heated
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I stayed here three nights in a private single bed room over the course of my trip to Scotland. I had the same room each night. It was on the 6th floor, and there is no elevator. I read the reviews that warned me about this, but I thought I would be OK. I hated it, it was brutal
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Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2018
Thank-you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. At no time during your 3 night stay did you come and speak to a member of staff regarding any of your complaints or concerns. The reason we have 24 hour reception is to make sure we are always available should any problems arise. It hardly seems fair to be aware of the stairs, still the make the choice to book with us and then complain about them. We have a large variety of private rooms located in 4 separate buildings and would have gladly looked into getting you moved should you have asked. There are over 160 guests staying in our HOSTEL (we are not a hotel) at any time. It would be impossible for us to vet anyone, without breaking data protection or privacy laws. However had you bothered to speak with us, we have no issue with removing guests that are disruptive or make others feel uncomfortable. We have a large, spacious common room, TV room and kitchen. These rooms are all located on the first floor together. These communal area are separated by doors to both meet fire regulations and keep noise to a minimum in sleeping areas.
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Location wise you couldn't get much better. Right in the heart of the old town and a 3 minute walk from Waverley station. Friendly staff. I had a private room in a separate building from the main reception, but only a minute walk away. Lovely room, double bed, wifi, velux
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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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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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"there is no elevator!"
"go for a private room across the street."
"Singles are all the way at the top of the stairs."
"Excellent location"
"staying in the rooms in the building down the street is much quieter being off the main road & being a smaller building."
US$20 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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