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Princes St East Backpackers

5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland (New Town)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Truro, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Where to start! First off, the "artwork" all over the hostel is creepy. There are no locks on the doors, we did not feel safe at all. The first room we were given was filled with drunk idiots and you could feel the music and vibrations through the floor from the club which is attached to the same building as... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had high hopes for Princes Street East, but they were let down quite quickly after arrival. While the woman manning the desk was lovely, getting to the front desk was a pain, as it was up a ton of stairs and we had three large suitcases with us. It took about half an hour to get the key to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Very poor in general. Modern building? Everything is extremely old and even deteriorated. Not to speak about the facilities maintenance: there's usually one of the 2 ovens broken, or even both of them recently (for more than 2 weeks!), also some hubs not working properly... I could also talk about the fridges, but you get a general idea. If we... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stayed here for three nights in June in a double room, about £15 a night and had an enjoyable stay. The bedroom itself was sparsely decorated but had a lot of storage space and a sink. Bathroom was shared but had excellent facilities and was impeccably clean (they clean it for about 2 hours everyday in the afternoon)the showers were... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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220 reviews 220 reviews
62 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The unpleasantness of my stay here was mostly the fault of the other guests. The cleanliness of the hostel did leave something to be desired, though. The location is great; close to everything, New town and old town. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Convention lockers provided. The common areas leaked warmth. Would stay here again for a stopover, but... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed here during the festival season and paid about 90 Pounds a day for a private double room. When we arrived at 4.30 pm, the room was not ready. At 7 pm, they gave us the keys to a room which was already taken. The rest was ok, but nothing more.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

My friends and I stayed in this hostel July 2011. We loved it so much, and Edinburgh that after we finished our other travels we came back in October. My friend and I ended up staying here for just over a month. There are lots of room options from dbl rooms to all girls to large shared. Rooms are spacious.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We booked this hostel at the last minute after deciding to stop in Edinburgh on a whim. They automatically put us in the cheapest beds possible, which was nice but we went back and requested a private room as we didn't want to be in shared-gender rooms. They were very accommodating, though we had to pay for the fourth bed... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We had a private room which was a basic double, but had a mirror and sink which is always a bonus. Shower had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. No outside noise, or from other people staying at the hostel. Only downside was the uncomfortable spring bed - if these were replaced the place would be great. Nice... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Centrally located in Princes Street. Very near to walk from Waverly Station (where train arrives from London) and also near to all food and shopping outlets. However, the downside is , no lift available and all guests must walk the stairs to the top to check-in. Guy at the reception is extremely friendly and helpful. We had a room for... More

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Princes St East Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
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Ranked #109 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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