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Budget Backpackers

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Budget Backpackers is a very cozy hostel, and gives you everything you're expecting to receive as a guest. Comfortable lounge/bar/living room, available for guests only, good and clean services, 24/7 reception, and counting. Dorms are also very pretty and comfortable, with USB charging spot beside...More

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Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for the awesome feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time and posting such great comments. We are in the process of rolling out a new entertainment calendar which will launch in the next couple of weeks and will make our guests stay...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Decent rooms. Right in heart of city centre- walking distance to most important tourist attractions and transport links. Unfortunately, our beda and lickers were in adjacent rooms. The manager Jade was amazing- very helpful and bubbly. Over all good stay

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Got a room with sharing as a 4. Had a sink which was a bonus not having to leave to brush your teeth. I’m a big guy and was on top bunk but I was very comfortable. Showers were a bit rubbish and there weren’t...More

Thank travellingjacko
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for the awesome feedback. We are so pleased you stay with us was such a great experience and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 26 February 2018

What a wonderful location! Right on the corner of Grassmarket, a stroll away from the Royal Mile and right on the local partying street of Cowgate. This is a great place for young backpackers to go and explore the town on foot. The prices are...More

Thank Megan M
Response from BudgetB, General Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 27 February 2018

Hey thank you for your very kind words. We are so pleased your stay with us was and continues to be such a positive experience. We appreciate you taking the time to post this review. BB Manager :)

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Hostel kinda looks like their trying to hard to be “cool” or “hip” but dismiss that. It’s a pretty good place to stay and eat! Pros Nice spacious rooms Can sit up straight on bottom bed Only 1 or 2 pound room key deposit Pretty...More

Thank Natalie K
Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for the good feedback and all your positive comments. We are not sure why the showers would be cold then really hot but we have asked our maintenance team to check all the automatic thermostatic valves to ensure that there are none that...More

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Nearby
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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"Ask for a warm room. If you are tall, better have a sleeping bag with you."
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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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