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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Rooftop Bar
Fitness centre
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...
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Location and contact
65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
10.7 km to Edinburgh Airport
424 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.4 km from Royal Mile
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If u are student or u realy dont want to spend that much for accomodation in Edinburgh u should choose this hostel. We had one double room with my friend. Beatufil And clean room. In the building were three floors. The bathroom is in first...More

Thank barborach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can highly recommend this hostel. I stayed in a private room, which was located on the top floor and very quiet. They have a nice kitchen and common area but I always ate at the fantastic cafe next-door. The best things about this hostel...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good visit to the hostel. The location is super convenient and the staff are very friendly. Room size was really good. However we had a small issue with some other rude guests in the dorm room. The hostel itself helped out though by...More

Thank lauradunl0p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I booked a private room with ensuite last minute for this hostel and were pleasantly surprised. We had room 3 on the top floor (disclosure its 6 flights of stairs) but when we got in it was a full apartment. The room...More

Thank Ashleemq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part of this facility is the customer service by the staff. They are all so incredibly helpful, kind and welcoming. We were surprised that our room was in a separate building down the alley. Unfortunately, we were kept up all night by the...More

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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 ...More & 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! Less
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (62)
Room & Suite (42)
Dining (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (5)
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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Piyush T
27 May 2018|
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Response from TheWonderingScot | Reviewed this property |
How on earth would I know? I don’t run the hostel. Maybe email them and ask?
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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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