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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent34%
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    • Average13%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    “great hostel” (37 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

    Can't fault the place. Did exactly what it said on the tin and more. The location is perfect and they've always got free stuff going on. Foods not great though now I think about it but again...did the job.More

    1  Thank Harveym1990
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 19 February 2015

    Hi Harvey Thanks for the good review . Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us . We regularly get good comments on our location so its good to hear you agree. Thanks for the positive feedback regarding our daily events . We have...More

    Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

    Found this hostel on a cheap sight. It was in a great location on the infamous Grassmarkets. We really enjoyed the free tour and In fact the staff in General were all very helpful. Was in a 8 person dorm. With a shared bathroom and...More

    Thank Rph89
    Reviewed 11 February 2015

    Had a nice stay here, very clean and good atmosphere. The staff was really helpful and obviously enjoyed working there. Only the kitchen could be bigger for the size of the hostel... Very nice location, close to all the major attractions by foot, but far...More

    Thank Benjventure
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 19 February 2015

    Hey Ben Thanks for the review. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The good news is we are in the process of further enhancing our facilities to ensure an even better customer experience. Thanks again for the positive review. BB Crew

    Reviewed 28 January 2015

    This place was right by the grassmarkets. So close to everything. Stayed in a six bed room, was a good size, beds were comfy, would have preferred a mirror in the room, but obviously you can go to the bathrooms for that. Bathrooms were clean...More

    1  Thank Rachael C
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 19 February 2015

    Hi Rachael Thanks for the good review. We regularly get customers raving about our great location. Sorry we did not have the pub crawl on during your stay . We now instead have daily events in our main bar in our sister Kickass hostel which...More

    Reviewed 25 January 2015

    I came here three years ago, it was one of the first hostels I ever stayed at and I LOVED it! So when I headed back to Edinburg this weekend there was no doubt in my mind where I would stay. Once again, it was...More

    Thank Mieke27
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 27 January 2015

    Hey Mieke Second time round and still good . Its good to hear your comments and we are pleased you returned to Edinburgh and stayed with us . The good news is we are spending the next few weeks upgrading the hostel so that it...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • US$18 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
    • Also Known As
    • Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    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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    "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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    "if you wanna meet people, get to the 30 beds room. What a great place to spend some nights"
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