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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent34%
    • Very good44%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,513 reviews
    #3 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,444 reviews
    #11 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Kick Ass Hostel
    369 reviews
    #12 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    High Street Hostel
    431 reviews
    #21 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
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    Reviewed 10 November 2014

    Our stay at this hostel was very average. The staff were friendly & it is in an ideal location however after returning to my room after a day out I found that the cleaners had moved all of my belongings off my bed & remade...More

    Thank Chasingparadise73
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 13 November 2014

    Thanks for your review. We have had this problem a couple of times in the past. We are now rolling out a bed number system next week so that this problem does not happen again, sorry that you were inconvenienced by the cleaners thinking your...More

    Reviewed 1 November 2014

    It is a hostel. Do not expect more, but the hostel can surprise you. It is perfectly located in the City Center, near the Castle and The Grassmarket. It was walk distance to all the amazing this located in the City Center (Princess Street, the...More

    Thank Sergio O
    Reviewed 16 October 2014

    Great location for your money - about a 5 minute walk from the royal mile. Lots of facilities here, and definitely has the backpacker vibe. I was visiting for a long weekend with a friend so not totally in the travelling mentality (!) and it...More

    Thank Loretta11
    Reviewed 15 October 2014

    I stayed at the Budget Backpackers a few years ago on my first ever solo trip and had a great time! It's very affordable and in a great location, which is enough of a reason for me to stay there. Yes, it can be very...More

    1  Thank kmg01
    Reviewed 12 October 2014

    Considering I paid very little to stay, it makes sense that the place was below the standards of other hostels I've been in. The sheets they give you are clean, but I don't know when or if they wash the bedding - ie. the duvet...More

    1  Thank CM W
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 14 October 2014

    Hi there CM We are so very sorry your stay with us did not meet your high expectations. We do wash all the bedding and it also gets replace every 6 months to ensure a high standard. We are a very busy and popular hostel...More

    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,513 reviews
    #3 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,444 reviews
    #11 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Kick Ass Hostel
    369 reviews
    #12 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    High Street Hostel
    431 reviews
    #21 of 204 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$24 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
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    • Location
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    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
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    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Traveller (145)
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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
    ...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
    "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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    "Get a lower floor if you have problem with stairs; also for better wifi."
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