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    Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

    65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
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    31/12/2017 01/01/2018
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    Traveller (61)
    Room & Suite (37)
    Dining (3)
    • Excellent16%
    • Very good32%
    • Average25%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible14%
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    “games room” (6 reviews)
    “royal mile” (65 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 287 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago 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

    1  Thank TheWonderingScot
    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

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
    Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

    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

    Thank Abhishek J
    Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

    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. Room...More

    Thank Anabella F
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    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
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    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
    5 April 2017|
    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
    Room Tips
    "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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