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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Traveller (157)
    Dining (90)
    Room & Suite (71)
    Overview
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good45%
    • 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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    211 - 215 of 584 reviews

    Reviewed 8 March 2015

    We were a group of 8 people, staying for two nights. The loation of the hostel couldn't be better and the facilities are great, but we had constant problems with the staff. Staff were impatient and grumpy at reception, blaming problems with room keys on...More

    3  Thank EBSimpson
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 9 March 2015

    Hi Bennet, Thank you for taking the time to review us - we take all reviews very seriously. We have looked into all your comments and the comments of the others members of your group who have all placed reviews for us. Your group did...More

    Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

    The hostel was in a great location, couldn't ask for better! The rooms and hostel itself were also very clean and a Lively bar.. That was pretty much it.. Service was awful! Staff were rude, never smiling and i felt like I was a massive...More

    3  Thank Beth G
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 9 March 2015

    Hi Beth, Thank you for taking the time to review us - we take all reviews very seriously. We have looked into all your comments and the comments of the others members of your group who have all placed reviews for us. Your group did...More

    Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

    The place was in a really good location! Everything was within walking distance. The hostel staff were nice, the design was funky with a bar made from a VW Camper van!! The rooms were quite spacious - stayed in a private 4 bed. Lockers there...More

    Thank Millie B
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 6 March 2015

    Hey Millie Thanks for the review. We are now putting mirrors into all the dorms. Thanks for pointing this out to us. Sometimes its easy to forget these little details. We are not sure why your linen would smell of food as our laundry is...More

    Reviewed 3 March 2015

    Good location (about 10 minutes walk from the train station), friendly staff, working wifi, and they apparently make good food for good value as well ( food vouchers were given at the reception). Ordered a vegan burger and a hot chocolate for less than 6...More

    Thank Joyce L
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 6 March 2015

    Thanks Joyce for you positive comments. We have passed your comments regarding the cold burger to our catering team who have asked us to convey their apologies for not getting it quite right and will ensure this does not happen again. We do have single...More

    Reviewed 27 February 2015

    Very well located and very nice staff. The room and bathrooms were very clean and very well decorated. The only problem is that there wasn't hot water showers, something really bad in a place so cold in the winter. Other than that, it was good....More

    Thank Juliana C
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 6 March 2015

    Hi Juliana Thanks for your positive review. Sorry there was a problem with the hot water during your stay . We have identified the problem with 2 shower in the hostel that had faulty valves. These are now being replaced. The other 15 showers in...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$17 - US$53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
    • Location
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    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
    • Also Known As
    • Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Traveller (157)
    Dining (90)
    Room & Suite (71)
    Hotel & Grounds (159)
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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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