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Princes St East Backpackers

5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland (New Town)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 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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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The first fact that appealed to me from this hostel was the location. It's in the city centre, opposite Waverley Station and the tourist office and very close to the Royal Mile. That was the main reason that made me opt for this backpackers. I must admit my first contact with this hostel was a little overwhelming. I didn't know... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed at this hostel because it was cheap and I needed to stop traveling for a few days and sort things out. I chose the WRONG hostel. I made friends with a few of the long term guests, the rest were extremely rude and mean people, which is what the staff is comprised of. This is what you can... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night whilst visiting Edinburgh over the weekend. The best thing about the hostel is 1) the price, and 2) the location. Beds can be secured for under £15 per person per night, if booked in advance. The hostel is just off of Princes Street, with views of the castle, and the Royal Mile / Holyrood... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

It was obviously the only hostel avaialble in a busy weekend in Edinburgh but the experience started funny as they contacted me saying they could guarantee I would have a room but not inform which one and at which price since it was only organized as the guest arrives. When I said I didin't want to stay there anymore of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Amazing hostel in the heart of beautiful Edinburgh. Hostel's location is ideal and there's only two minute walk from the airport bus stop. Only minus is the stairs that you have to climb to get to the hostel (top floor, old building and no elevator), but on the other hand it's good, it gives this hostel its own peace. Princes... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 54
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