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Budget Backpackers

37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #56 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here three years ago, it was one of the first hostels I ever stayed at and I LOVED it! So when I headed back to Edinburg this weekend there was no doubt in my mind where I would stay. Once again, it was a great experience, good staff, clean rooms, everything was great! Such a cool place with... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Atmosphere in hostel isint that great and staff weren't helpful or friendly if anything I found staff to be abrasive and unwelcoming. Location is great right on cowgate and you can see the castle. Cold showers and bathroom wasn't that clean. Overall it was fine but I wouldn't stay here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to stay right beside Edinburgh castle and views too! I stay here while back packing through Europe and loved it. We stayed in the largest room 32 bed dorm. It was very spacious and great. But probably just a little too many people, I would recommend staying in a smaller room. All that aside, it was amazing! Drinks... More 

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Banff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For only charging me £10 a night, I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked a 4-person female dorm room. But the staff was pleasant, friendly, professional, and eager to have guests come along on the free walking tours and pub crawls that they offer. The lobby, cafe, toilets, and room were all very clean and the layout interesting... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I cannot recommend this place enough. We stayed here as a group of 5 in a 6 bed dorm for a weekend. I am also was a little cautious staying in backpacker hostels as sometimes they are less than ideal regarding noise, cleanliness etc but this hostel was perfect; very modern and spacious. The showers and bathrooms were very clean... More 

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Conalva Thanks for reviewing us and giving us such a good review. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are embarking on further improvements over the next few weeks to further enhance our customer experience. So all good . Thanks again BB Crew :) More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I selected this Hostel for his location which is very good near the city center. The decoration is really nice and the bar is cheap and tasty. Also there is a kitchen and the possibility to cook your own stuff. The rooms are basic but clean. Is a young environment and the staff is really friendly. They offer tour guides... More 

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Xi for giving us such a good review. Its great to hear positive customer feedback. We really do try to get it right and thankfully most of the time we do. The good new is we are further upgrading our hostel over the next few weeks to ensure an even better customer experience. Thank you again for your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall quality of facility was ok. I shared dorm room with the worst kind of roommates (scattering all their belongings on the floor, showing up dead drunk in the dawn making lot of noise), but it was just a bad luck after all... The biggest problem was the attitude of staffs. After the fire incident at evening, even though we... More 

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Eunore Thanks for your review. Sorry that the fire alarm went off during your stay. We take our customers safety very seriously and we must evacuate the building if the fire alarm goes off regardless of the weather. It turns out somebody smoking had set the alarm off. We normally get very good comments regarding our staff but we... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Budget Backpackers for 5 weeks with my boyfriend whilst we were job-hunting in Autumn. At first we had a 6-bed room, which was very clean, comfortable, warm and shared bathroom in the second building, directly across from the main building. I remember we had some worries about the cleanliness of the showers so we wore flip flops... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this was my second stay in two years and the hostel lived up to my fond memories. Bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and comfortable, staff were super friendly and wifi was excellent! Will visit again!

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for the great review. Its always nice to hear customers enjoyed their stay. We are in the process of updating all our facilities so that our customers will have an even better experience during their stay with us at our value for money prices. BB Crew :) More 

Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very satisfied with facilities, large kitchen area with appliances, nice common area, great bar/restaurant and located in the heart of Edinburgh. Staff were very friendly and down to earth. Accommodation was very affordable, even at peak times. I would recommend this to my friends.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Dylan Thanks for the good review. Its always good to get good customer feedback . Hopefully we will see you back again soon BB Crew :) More 

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Address: 37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 300
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