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Dundee Backpackers Hostel

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71 High Street, Dundee DD1 1SD, Scotland
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

An ancient building turned into a modern hostel. Lots of space to spend your evening - alone or with friends. Excellent service. Towel hire for Eur1. I can't believe I stayed in a room where another tenant lived hundred years ago in the so called tenements.

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Gorizia, Italy
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I spent 2 nights in a 8-beds dorm in August. I have been lucky with my roommates as well, as they were all pretty silent and respectful - and nobody snored :) The building is very nice and it has been recently renewed. it seems like a maze, but there are direction signals all over. nice common rooms and kitchen.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

we only stayed here for a night but everything was very pleasant and clean. Sadly there were no lockers in our dorm but it wasn't an issue for us as we were only staying one night and were allowed to leave our bags behind the reception. The showers next to our room were broken but we could use other ones... More 

Thank Nora V
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Elyob94
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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San Pedro, Belize
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank Robert D
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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 

Thank lynne f
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

Thank Denys N
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Matt S
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