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Caledonian Backpackers

3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #35 of 185 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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