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Caledonian Backpackers

3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #33 of 181 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The hostel is nice, cool and with a friendly environment. Lots of showers and bathrooms, and a really nice living room with sofas, pool tables, etc. Nice atmosphere. The only (really) bad thing is the noise in the rooms at night. People SNORED a lot, and the windows were open (because it was hot) so we could hear all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great central location to explore the city. Helpful and friendly staff. Amazing assistant manager. Really excellent atmosphere at the bar with other people staying at the hostel. Clean rooms showers and toilets. That is the place where to stay in Edinburgh.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great place close to the city centre, nice staff helping with everything. Clean and tidy with cool painting on the walls. A little bit noisy in the night from the street, but nothing serious :) You´re in the big city after all, not a little village :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Caledonian has a lot going for it. This includes Central location, helpful staff, decent bed comfort, midday check out, left luggage all day, free wifi, computers with printing option, cool movie room, breakfast until midday, airport tram / buses are metres away. All very much appreciated. Unfortunately it falls down on cleanliness. The carpets urgently needs to be changed. Secondly... More

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

For a big hostel it had a really nice feel. The rooms were good and had lockers you could use with your own padlock for security. Showers and toilets a plenty and all clean! Big common rooms and a fantastic beanbag cinema with a massive range of movies to chose from! Everybody was pretty friendly however, the staff behind the... More

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Suwalki, Poland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The atmosphere of this place is unique and fantastic- I adored walls covered in paintings straight from comic books and bar that seems to be more fitting to Hawaiian beach, than rainy Scotland (no offense was meant my Scottish friends). All people from the staff were very friendly and happy to help. The Swamp is a great place to have... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My friend and I stayed her for 2 nights on our trip around Scotland. The staff were very friendly and helpful when it came to booking tours. Rooms were tidy, bathrooms were exceptionally clean and the kitchen was fully equipped. Great location to shops, transport and a high variety of walking tours. Highly recommend Caledonian Backpackers!

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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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Backpackers hostel with shared dormitory accommodation located in the city center of Edinburgh. Our common areas are designed to provide everything you need, with a late, cheap bar with pool tables, a cinema, free internet computers, including free laptop use, free wifi and a kitchen so you can cook, as well as heaps of couches, board games and a generally great vibe. Our rooms are basic dormitory rooms with shared facilities, lockers for each bed (you need a padlock), clean linen and key card door access. We have a 24 hour reception, our included breakfast is served from 6am to 12pm, and checkout time is at 12 too. Our reception will provide any information you need about the city, as well as tour advice and will even organise highland tours for you. Edinburgh is a beautiful city, and we hope you enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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