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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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Centrally Located
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
1309Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
482Attractionswithin 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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All reviews a private double room royal mile cockburn st shared bathroom perfect location common areas top floor high street princes street plugs ensuite festival
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank smcs22
Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 4 days ago

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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank lucyhB1184ZK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights here in November, staying in one of the private rooms off Fleshmarket Close. The staff were great, the room was clean and the bed was comfy. It is situated in a fantastic location (you couldnt ask for better) so we were...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Flyer824752
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Edinburgh backpackers hostel, we stayed in a private room which was separate to the main building with a shared bathroom. The room although basic was cosy and comfortable with good access to the shared bathroom. The location was fantastic...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good price and fantastic location. Unfortunately, the staff are lazy and seemingly everywhere. I never once went into the kitchen (small), common room, or tv lounge without staff already monopolizing the area. They close the kitchen at random times for cleaning (20-30 minutes before the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank JeanineW35
Response from edinburghbackpackers, General Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. I’m sorry to see that you felt so negatively towards our staff. In the week that you stayed with us, you never once came to speak management about any of your concerns. As you can see...More

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27 May 2018|
Response from TheWonderingScot | Reviewed this property |
How on earth would I know? I don’t run the hostel. Maybe email them and ask?
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
"there is no elevator!"
3 weeks ago
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"go for a private room across the street."
7 Sep 2017
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"Singles are all the way at the top of the stairs."
24 Jul 2017
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"Excellent location"
12 Apr 2017
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US$17 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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