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I booked this hostel for my last night in Scotland knowing I'd be arriving back in Edinburgh in the afternoon and flying out very early the next morning, and so I was really only looking for an inexpensive room. But this place is much more...More
The location of the hostel is great and the room was comfortable and clean. The private room I was staying in was situated in another building, and as a result I didn't really experience the atmosphere of the hostel. The entrance of this building is...More
Considering the location of the hostel on Cockburn St I was quite surprised at the price for a 2 bed ensuite and a 4 bed dorm. Very cheap for us even though people had cancelled at the last minute.
Great location close to the Royal...More
Never written a review before UNTIL NOW... had a shocker of an experience with one staff member Jonny who boasted his ability to take money out if my credit card because he owned my card credentials, this was while out drinking on a pub crawl...More
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Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 15 July 2017
Thanks for your review. Whilst on our free pub crawl, members of your group were evicted from two separate bars for reckless behaviour and attempted theft. After the second incident, in which we were shown CCTV footage of your travelling companions attempting to steal various...More
I dont want to raise my expectation too high after reading some negative review But because on this trip my budget and time was very limited, and almost all female dorms in other hostels were fully booked, so I decided choose this hostel.
US$18 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.