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Princes St East Backpackers

5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Kingston, Canada
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

On several sites this hostel had listed that they had a laundry service, and since we were on a very long trip we planned to pack half as much and do our laundry here. If they had just made a mistake in listing it would have been fine, but my big issue is that they said we could use their... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Apon arrival we went out for some sightseeing not paying any attn to the room itself, we arrived back around 12pm and went to have a shower in the unisex bathrooms to find only two of the five showers in servicable condition. Going to bed we pulled back the sheets to find other people's hair throughout. Tired we pulled out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good hostel, clean rooms and toilets, great location in the city centre, friendly staff. No good if you have heavy luggage: the hostel is on the top floor of a building, you need to go 77 step to reach it! I was lucky a very kind (and strong) gentleman I met on the stairs helped me carrying my heavy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The hostel was very clean, the reception staff very kind and the room, so comfortable! I don't give them 5 points because of the stairs... When you're tired of walking you don't want to go up 5 floors stairs. But aisles are nice with all those graffiti! really good ambiance! I've loved it

Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The location of this Backpackers is great and there is a 24 hour reception. The trek up the stairs is good for travellers looking to maintain their cardio and physical well-being and the people I ended up sharing a dorm with were sound. I say you get what you paid for and if you aren't overly high maintenance, then you... More 

County Laois, Ireland
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I recommend going out to one of the bazillion bars close by drowning your sorrows and returning thinking it's fantastic :p Ah no, this hostel is super cheap and what you get pretty much matches what you pay. We were there in high season and stayed for about 11 or 12 pound each a night. There is a long stair... More 

KL, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I found it funny that they stuck a piece of paper at the reception asking people not to expect too much or complain because this is a backpackers hostel. Well I have been traveling the whole of Europe from East to West and stayed in many not so good hostel (over 30) but this one takes the cake. First NO... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I didn't have too many problems with this hostel, although admittedly I only stayed for three nights, and my six bed dorm remained unoccupied by others during that time, meaning I had little interaction with people besides the ones I was travelling with. The location is fantastic, but the rooms are nestled in a labyrinth of corridors and the winding... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I stayed here at the beginning of the week our private room was ok for the price we paid, the staff were friendly enough if you make the effort first. You can get a good night sleep, but the rooms don't have curtains so blinky's are needed. Weekend ear plugs are definitely a must the noise from the pub goes... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My friend and I were struggling to find accomodation for the Fringe Festival, and reluctantly opted for this Backpackers Hostel. First thing is the climb to the reception is 77 steps whilst carrying your bags. Reception is pretty rough with some pierced and tattooed dude taking the advance payment of £33 per night each plus £5 deposit for the keys.... More 

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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