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Dundee Backpackers Hostel

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71 High Street, Dundee DD1 1SD, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My mother booked a twin room for us with an ensuite as it said on the website as she has mobility issues. We arrived to then have to go to the very top floor, which is two small set of steps to the nearest bathroom to be greeted with very old dingy room with creaky bunkbeds and a view of... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After an abysmal booking experience with Hostelworld, I have to admit that I came with low expectations, as just changing my check in date became a stressful experience. Thankfully the attitude of a 3rd party booking company has no bearing on the hostel itself, who were warm, accommodating and friendly. Arriving on the sleeper train, they kindly arranged for someone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Perfect location; surrounded by places to eat, shop, and close to the train station as well as numerous bus stops. Walkable distance from Discovery Point, Verdant Works, and the McManus museum. A little bit further to Dundee Law but a doable walk if you're fit. Staff are friendly and the entire place was neat and tidy. Lots of narrow steps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed a few weeks great enjoyed most of it. . But if don't play up to the Irish manager he takes the pet over the smallest things. . Bit of a let down here's so well In With the in owners he is a law into himself started of nice but not. So

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stay here on a weekly basis due to work commitments. I always feel welcome by the staff and do not really have any complaint. I have been upgraded to bigger rooms during the quieter season but overall it has everything you need and is good for those on a budget. The hostel has a kitchen with cooking equipment, that... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I came to Dundee to spend a year. After looking for different accommodation options I decided to stay here for the whole term. The hostel's located in the very city heart, though in 3 min walk to TESCO Extra and 30 sec walk to McDonalds and KFC. The staff is remarkably friendly, the rooms are small and cozy, large kitchen... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Firstly the staff were friendly and full of local knowledge which was so helpful for a first timer to Scotland! I stayed 2 nights in a single room which was toasty warm and had all of the basics like a comfortable bed with plenty of bedding, lamp, alarm clock, ample power points and very good security. The shower/toilet is shared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Good clean hostel the rooms are very clearly taken care of every day, big common area, kitchen with all amenities(cook yourself). Central location. An enjoyable hostel experience, ideal for using as a base for seeing the rest of Scotland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Yip stayed there in the summer for a few weeks as I was working in area great staff very helpful friendly atmosphere clean very well run hostel I unfortunately left early in the morning and forgot to pay for a night lol hope they got my cheque

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights. Been to lots of hostels around the world and this rates highly. Ideally located in a building with historical character. Very good bunch of staff. A special mention for François and Christian for putting up with a tempremental Glaswegian. Keep up the good work guys. Charles. Glasgow.

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