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Budget Backpackers

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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“bed dorm”(40 reviews)
“great location”(90 reviews)
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Budget Backpackers is a very cozy hostel and nice place, good localization,it is really close to all attractions in Edinburgh, good price and very helpful staff :) the rooms are good as well. Shower and toilet is also fine.

Thank Małgorzata K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The team is really nice amd caring and the rooms are good as well. Shower and toilet is also fine. Theresa kitchen as well and you have the possibility to pit your own food, which doesn't go in the fridge, in a box in the...More

Thank RxOxNxJxA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Budget Backpackers is a very cozy hostel, and gives you everything you're expecting to receive as a guest. Comfortable lounge/bar/living room, available for guests only, good and clean services, 24/7 reception, and counting. Dorms are also very pretty and comfortable, with USB charging spot beside...More

Thank mixmask
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time and posting such great comments. We are in the process of rolling out a new entertainment calendar which will launch in the next couple of weeks and will make our guests stay...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent rooms. Right in heart of city centre- walking distance to most important tourist attractions and transport links. Unfortunately, our beda and lickers were in adjacent rooms. The manager Jade was amazing- very helpful and bubbly. Over all good stay

Thank Navroze V
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Got a room with sharing as a 4. Had a sink which was a bonus not having to leave to brush your teeth. I’m a big guy and was on top bunk but I was very comfortable. Showers were a bit rubbish and there weren’t...More

Thank travellingjacko
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for the awesome feedback. We are so pleased you stay with us was such a great experience and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. BB Manager :)

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US$23 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$23 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (157)
Dining (90)
Room & Suite (73)
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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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Jodie027
8 June 2017|
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Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
Yes There are ironing facilities in the hostel. :)
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rgs1997
15 April 2017|
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Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
Hi there. The bathrooms we have are as follows. Some of our bathrooms are mixed gender , what this means is that the sinks areas are the the only sections that are mixed and shared. The Showers areas are Private pods that... More
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Caligiiiirl_19
12 December 2016|
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Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
Hi there we are unfortunately not offering weekly rates at the moment. We do have a longer stay section of the hostel but this is fully booked at the moment. Our standards rates are very low at the moment to encourage our... More
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Room Tips
"Ask for a warm room. If you are tall, better have a sleeping bag with you."
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"Stay in a room close to open fields, there are no airconditioners"
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"Perhaps a room on one of the lower floors if you need wifi"
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"Excellent location, good atmosphere."
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