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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

65 Cockburn St., Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland (Old Town)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Krakow, Poland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- location is perfect, it couldn't be any better - good prices - from what I read, the opinions vary very much depending on the room, I've stayed in a 14-bed mixed dorm, and was pretty fond of it. The room is on the first or second floor (don't remember exactly), so no running up and down the stairs, kitchen... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The bathrooms were incredibly dirty. The kitchen is tiny and most cupboards are for 'staff only.' A lot of people staying are work for accommodation people who are often rude and unfriendly. The wifi worked and beds were ok. They give free earplugs because it's very noisy outside. Overall, other hostels seem to offer a lot more for not much... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed in this hostel for a weekend, which was great! The location is perfect, you can walk everywhere (also back to the hostel from the pubs etc). The rooms were clean, as well as the bathroom. The staff is friendly and the breakfast deal with Southern Cross cafe is good. Wifi for free. The only thing is that the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

It's affordable, super clean and the staff are as friendly as can be. Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is located in the heart of Scotland's capital, literally around the corner from the train station making it a perfect location for on foot backpackers. The picturesque setting has great views of surround parks and is just minutes' walk from all the best attractions... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Things I liked: location (easily found from Waverley trains station, bus station and airport) which is actually at the center of all tourist attractions, clean bedding and toilets, very good wifi, 24h reception, TV and definitely the price. However, rooms are very very small (we rented twin private bedroom), the carpet was dirty but these are the only things I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is the first hostel I've stayed in but I'm extremely happy with the security and cleanliness! The location is perfect too! A 24 hour reception was the main reason I choose to stay here and I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it to anybody visiting Edinburgh! The communal toilets are very clean and the bedding was extremely clean... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have just returned from a 2 night stay in a private double room at the Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel. We arrived considerably earlier than than the 1pm check in time but the reception staff were really friendly and advised that we could leave our bags there for free until our room was ready. We we returned at 1pm were were... More

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Sesimbra, Portugal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

It has been the worst hostel that we have ever been! The photos from the internet can't be from the same place! We staied in another building that smelled bad, in a room w/ a window that give to a wall. The man's bathroom had very poor conditions. My bed was broken and on the third and last night, they... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed in the backpackers hostel from friday night to sunday, we wanted something cheap and but good, this place wasn't the cheapest but was in a good location. The staff were not friendly, place was so dirty and had a bad smell, Male bathroom was awful no hot water the whole weekend & wifi didn't work. So I wouldn't recommend... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The location of this hostel really can't be improved upon; it's right off the Royal Mile and within walking distance of all the major tourist destinations, pubs and restaurants in Edinburgh. The reception staff were very friendly, but when we asked them what was worth seeing around the city on a Saturday afternoon they were at a loss. It seems... More

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Additional Information about Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

Also Known As:
Edinburgh Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
Edinburgh Backpackers Hotel
Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel Scotland
Address: 65 Cockburn St., Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has one of the best locations in the city. We have 4 seperate buildings and cater for a wide variety of travellers. We have single, double, twin and quad private rooms (standard & en-suite). We also have 11 dormitories ranging in size from 6-14 beds. Our main building has free WIFI, games room (with pool table), TV Lounge (Sky TV), dinning room and fully equipped kitchen. Each guest is given their own entry key and all dormitories have free lockers (deposit required).All our staff are Backpackers, so we have in depth knowledge on the best and cheapest things to see and do in this amazing city. Our reception is operated 24hrs a day, so someone is always on hand to help with any questions. If you want great value for money and a friendly welcome, Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is the place to stay! ... more   less 
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