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Princes St East Backpackers

95 reviews
Traveller (28)
Room & Suite (15)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible34%
17 Sep 2017
“Best Avoided!”
2 weeks ago
“WARNING: do NOT stay here”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cons: 1. The WiFi doesn’t work 2. The whole place smells horrible 3. The staff isn’t friendly 4. The place is falling apart, everywhere you turn something is broken (toilets, showers, & windows for example) 5. The colors on the walls are horrible 6. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with a positive... if you want to get some cardio in for your 2018 goals.. the stairs are perfect for you. The window in our room had a great view, if you like looking at wood nailed over window panes. Not to...More

1  Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

WORST HOSTEL I've ever been to. Super noisy, like sleeping inside a nightclub. Super dirty, stains everywhere on the carpets and sheets. Super cold, heating was not invited in our room. UNSAFE, power supplies from another age, my phone didn't survive it. If there is...More

1  Thank Alice R
Reviewed 16 October 2017

1. 5 stores till u get to the hostel 2. most staff rude (one dared to insult me) & even they say 24h, 1 felt asleep while i knocked the door 20min 3. rooms are GROSS, beds=the worst. and you go up 2 stores more...More

1  Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I stayed in room N which was in the upper part of the hostel (which means even more stairs once you've made it up to reception). The toilets on this floor were out of order so there was only 1 toilet/shower (in the same room...More

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Price range
US$21 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Also Known As
Princes St East Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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Traveller (28)
Room & Suite (15)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Bathroom (4)
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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"Just don't come to this hostel please, you'll loose more than win"
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"Beware the 77 steps to the top"
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"Do not ever go to this hostel. It is NOT as pictured."
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"No vayas! No merece la pena"
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