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Princes St East Backpackers

5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #119 of 181 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014
jamesredmore Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Nokia, Western Finland, Finland
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
75 helpful votes 75 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Address: 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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