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Caledonian Backpackers

3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Scotland (West End)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went down to Edinburgh for a four day trip from April 11 to the 14th. It was a nice hostel; located only a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile and just off Princes Street, it is centrally located for a decent price. The staff at the Hostel were so nice and helpful. The Hostel was generally very neat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there last weekend with my 3 friends for a girly weekend away. I am not a person who would ever stay in a hostel(clean freak) but I had no complaints for this place! Except for 1! NO MIRRORS!! Not ok for 4 girls! Ha but staff was friendly especially Mod that worked on the bar:) £50 each for... More

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here were very helpful, I asked questions and if they didn't know they searched online for me. The rooms are pretty basic, bunk beds with a locker a small table and chairs. Beds were very comfortable and you were supplied with 2 pillows which was a bonus! I found it really easy to meet people. The bar area... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

When I arrived the Russian guy on reception caused huge offence. I had been really happy with the help I had been getting from one member of staff with our booking and wanted to thank him. I asked him whether this was him (Yannick) he said "No I am not gay, I don't like c_ _ ks up my a_s".... More

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

Hi, Thank you for this very honest review of our hostel. Reviews like this are taken very seriously and both staff mentioned have been dealt with accordingly. This is not a reflection on all our staff and the Caledonian Backpacker's view. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff and guests and providing them a great environment to party,... More

Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

This backpackers was great. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, the lockers were perfect size and the staff were helpful. The free breakfast was also great. The showers were always warm, and they give you two pillows! The bar prices were reasonable, and there was good events held making it easy for solo travellers to make friends. Thanks Caledonian... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I had stayed at Caledonian Backpackers (CB) a few years ago and enjoyed it, so I made the decision for me and two of my friends to stay there for a night. Being February the hostel was rather quiet, with the three of us getting a whole 20 bed dormitory to ourselves. The rooms are clean enough for this type... More

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Cork, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

My two night stay here was wonderful. The location is perfect (right off of Princess Street, a main street in Edinburgh). It's about a 20 minute walk to the castle and 10-15 from every other tourist attraction. The rooms were basic, the mattress was surprisingly comfortable, lots of outlets in the room, and the space heater provides lots of warmth.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed there for 2 weeks at the beginning of my year abroad as a student. The place was nice and welcoming, exactly what you need when you're arriving in a country for an academic year and are a but lost and confused. So I had booked for a few days at first and was able to extend my stay... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed here as part of a group of 58 in January for 3 nights. The hostel staff are so friendly and helpful; nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. They supplied us with information about local attractions and organised and booked tours and trips on our behalf. The hostel itself great... More

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

Thanks form the whole team at Caledonian Backpackers for this great review. We hope to see you again soon! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Me and a friend stayed here two weeks ago. The place was great and in a great location. The staff at the hostel are outstanding. I left behind my wallet at the hostel and they went beyond the call of duty to get it back to me safely. Well done Caledonian.

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Also Known As:
Caledonian Backpackers Hotel
Caledonian Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
Caledonian Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #37 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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