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    Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

    65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent16%
    • Very good32%
    • Average25%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible14%
    Travellers talk about
    “games room” (6 reviews)
    “royal mile” (65 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    1 - 5 of 284 reviews

    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
    Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

    I stayed in a private room in a separate building from the reception. Staff were friendly and happy enough to store my things until it was time to check in (I came on the Caledonian Sleeper so got there really early). The room itself was...More

    Thank Jean H
    Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

    The hostel was basic for 1 night in a shared room with multiple bunks. 4 beds (2bunks) in each cubicle separated by a curtain. The light didn't work and I had to get dressed in the dark. The hostel shows a lot of wear and...More

    Thank Soph M
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    Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

    Perfectly fine hostel! We got a free upgrade, which was amazing, though it meant we lived in the private quarters in a seperate building where the bathrooms were a bit dodgy, especially compared to the nice ones at the main building. However the location was...More

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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Price range
    • US$27 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 28
    • Location
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    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town
    • Also Known As
    • Edinburgh Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel Scotland
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    Traveller (68)
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    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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    ALau85
    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
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    JessJJ_5377
    5 April 2017|
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    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
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    "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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