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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent34%
    • Very good44%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    “great location” (90 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 576 reviews

    Reviewed 22 July 2017

    We first went to KickAss Hostels who told us they were full but that these guys may have space. We walked up the street (past a number of restaurants and bars) and checked in. Check in couldn't have been more helpful, and for £10.90 per...More

    Thank lavenderandhoney
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 23 July 2017

    Hey thanks for the awesome feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so appreciate you taking the time to post this fantastic review. Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon. KA Manager :)

    Reviewed 22 July 2017

    Stayed in a room with my mother on a recent visit... was generally fairly awesome. Bunk bed action, double below - I took single above. Shared shower/toilets wasn't the most ideal but ce la via, but the central location was perfect. It's maybe 15/20 mins...More

    Thank owen_danie1
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 23 July 2017

    We are so pleased you liked our great location. This is normally a plus with all our guests and its great to hear you agree. Its good to hear you got out and about and visited the great sites close to our hostel. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 10 July 2017

    This hostel has a great location on a very quaint little street, across from a square with a bunch of restaurants. The royal mile is just up the hill and the National Museum up another. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and at night...More

    Thank SarahNicci
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 12 July 2017

    Thanks for the awesome feedback. We all try really hard at Budget to ensure our guests get the best possible experience and we very much appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope that you will stay with us again when you next...More

    Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

    This hostel was one of our favorites so far on our trip through Scotland! It's located on this quaint little street with tons of shops, is only a 3 minute walk from Greyfriar's Bobby statue and cemetery, and is only a 10-15 minute walk from...More

    Thank Celia L
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 4 July 2017

    Thank you for all your positive comments. We are so pleased we where your favorite hostel on your trip through Scotland. Its great to hear our Location and Staff where a hit and that you liked your room. We have asked our housekeeping to check...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017

    This is a great place for exploring Edinburgh. The staff is helpful. The rooms are clean. Their is a bar which closes at midnight. If you want to sleep pre-midnight, I'd ask for a room that is away from the bar. My room was over...More

    Thank DD-Colorado
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 14 June 2017

    We are so pleased you loved our location and appreciated our friendly staff. Thanks for the suggestion for our hallway doors which do have soft close mechanisms but they may need adjusting. Thanks for the heads up and we are on the case. We hope...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$18 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • 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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    Traveller (147)
    Dining (82)
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    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
    "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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