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Budget Backpackers

37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #50 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome hostel close to the royal mile and the Edinburgh castle. Freshly prepared breakfast for cheap and fresh wraps and paninis for lunch. The twin room was big with lots of space and was really clean. The beds were good as well. The shower was good. The common room was amazing with loads of couches and crazy spaces to sit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel. Lot of people staying there when I was there. Things kept breaking. They kept fixing the things. Good music in reception. Good kitchen at the end of the labyrinth that is the second floor. Hairs in the shower. HAIRS. Free walking tour was great: SEX. MURDER. DOGS. Mysterious lack of shower in my room but loads of showers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel with three other friends. The staff are nice and helpful. They organise trips and nights out which were very good. The rooms are very clean as well as the toilets. I was recommended to stay here by a friend and I would also carry on recommending this place. It's great value and I LOVE the... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Gemma Thanks for the great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself and great you where recommended by a friend . Thanks again for the great review and thank your friend for recommending us . BB Crew More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I have stayed in many hostels, this is the first one that left me actually regretting it. Firstly, the girl at the front desk checking us in was more interested in chatting to her coworker than to us. After tossing our sheets and key on the counter and hastily mumbling through instructions, she wandered off. The following morning, upon... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there . Thanks for your review . We take our customer service very seriously and have now instigated a a full appraisal of our customer service standards. We are so sorry you did not receive the best possible customer service which we try to give to all our valued customers. We have contacted you directly to try and find... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hostel that I have been a couple of days is really well located near the train station and several amenities. It is very clean and colourful. The only negative aspect that I would like to point is perhaps the lack of toilets. There is only one per floor with only two shower. However they look quite clean and checked... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thanks for your great review. All customer reviews are important to us . We have 21 showers in our hostel . most of our showers are in the back of the building approx 6 on each floor. They can sometimes be a difficult to find if you are located in the front section of the building You do... More

Nancy, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff (except for the girl who was at the bar on the morning of August 25th, she looked like it was literally a pain to be there), ideally located, reasonable prices, and quite clean (there is room for some improvement but overall more than okay). The food in the pub is cheaper than what you can find in... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Marouxna Thanks for your fantastic review . BB Crew More

Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly it took half an hour to checkin when there was only 3 other people waiting. The staff were very friendly but take sarcasm and trying to be funny a bit far to the point where it is annoying, especially when its raining and you've just gotten off a flight and just want to check in. The place is a... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kate Thanks for your review giving us a thumbs up for location . Edinburgh unfortunately can be a bit expensive during the festival but we really try to keep our rates competitive during this dearer period. The good new is rates are now back to our highly competitive rates. Sorry there is not a lift in the building but... More

Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the hostel for 3 nights during the Fringe festival. The hostel location in really good, most of the staff was pretty friendly and the common areas are comfortable and clean. More showers would have been handy, but it wasn't such a big deal. The room window couldn't close completely and in the morning there was some noise... More

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is really friendly and always willing to help! The rooms are clean, but their distribution is not the best, but its OK!!! About the lockers... You need a heavy gauge padlock, and they didn't have any for sale... The toilets are clean, and they service it at least twice a day (I saw them doing it)... I believe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed her for four nights during the Fringe. Amazing location, discount for really great food in a local pub and friendly staff. Stayed in the thirty bed dorm but the way it was divided made it feel a lot less crowded, lockers were provided and the room was clean. No real criticisms other than the street outside was noisy at... More

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Address: 37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
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