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Caledonian Backpackers

3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #32 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mathieu M Brussels, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been fully satisfied by this hostel: this is the cheapest hostel I've found in Edinburgh and the breakfast is included! The dorms are clean and not noisy at all. The wifi is available everywhere and you can use computers for free. You can even print your flight ticket (Ryanair !!) directly from a computer! You can borrow a laptop,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights during the fringe festival. Was really easy to get to from the airport and I liked the location just off Princes Street. The hostel itself was vibrant and clean, a little less modern than others but was a great place to stay. They don't provide towels, but you can hire towels for 5p as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly, clean and handy. Would definitely recommend. Haven't stayed in many hostels but this place has changed my mind. Really cool decor, handy little breakfast provided and clean. All you could want, including check out storage and free internet.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here during the fringe and it was still reasonably priced. The staff were mostly friendly (one or two were not). The place however was immaculate. It was incredible clean. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was clean and we'll equipped. The breakfast was amazing for any Aussie travel they stock vegetated and weet bix! ! The thing... More

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Queensland, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival! I stayed in the 12 bedroom mixed dorm with some friends and I would definitely recommend staying here. It was clean, the people were friendly, the bar area was awesome! There is a pool table, a chilled relaxing room and heaps of power points for laptops and phones. Board games, book and more.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed here 6 nights to watch a few events at the Commonwealth Games. My partner and I had a twin room. The hostel is pretty lively so not the ideal place if you're seeking a quiet getaway. If you're up for meeting people, the bar is perfect though. The decor is a bit dated but it's bright and clean.... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A friend and I stayed here in a 8 bed dorm for four nights over the Edinburgh fringe festival. This place is awesome! Such a good vibe. We received free breakfast every morning till midday, this is the first place I've stayed that has breakfast until lunch time. The drinks at the bar are cheap, reception is open 24/7 and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Although my room may not look like the picture shown on the advertisement, I definitely enjoyed my stay here. For 10 pound a night this place had breakfast, free locker storage, great friendly and efficient staff and a comfortable bed! What more can you ask for? An awesome kitchen with kitchen equipment, yep they had, a large eating area and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Really nice and cozY place. Staff are helpful. However internet was disrupted occasionally and bathrooms are not the best I have seen. But it is easy to make new friends there and I had a really really good time there

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have stayed there a few times out of pure desperation as every place else was booked up. The bedding ie pillows and duvets are never washed only the covers yip changed but that's not a clean bed far from it they charge you what he want from 10 to 25 a night but it's a disgrace the showers toilets... More

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William H, Manager at Caledonian Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Unfortunately this gentlemen was asked to leave the hostel due to inappropriate behaviour towards another guest. We pride ourselves on making a safe environment for all our guests so we could not tolerate this sort of behaviour. Our team do a great job at keeping the backpackers clean, with the linen washed after each guest. This includes pillow cases,... More

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Address: 3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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