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37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #49 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars NEW

I travelled alone to Edinburgh for 5 days in December 2014. I booked into a 4-female dormitory with Budget Backpackers. The reservation process was simple and upon reaching Edinburgh station, the hostel was within walking distance and easy to find. The guys at the reception were friendly and eager to help. The room was clean and had a bed, washbasin... More 

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Vieille-Toulouse, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

10min away from the castle and the main bus station, this hostel is really close to everything by foot. I was in a 6 beds dorm and the beds were clean and comfy. Every bed has a locket and a plug (4£padlocks and 3£ adaptors at the reception). The bathrooms were cleaned in a daily-basis (I guess) and shower have... More 

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Gaillup for the positive review . Its good to hear we added to your enjoyment when visiting Edinburgh and that our staff where so helpful. Hopefully you will visit Edinburgh again soon and stay with us. Hope you had a safe onward journey. BB Crew More 

Newbridge, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for 3 nights at the start of February with a large group and had a brilliant time. The staff are friendly and if there are any problems they will help you out. Also the beanbag room is a really nice touch. The kitchen is amazing, really top notch kitchen equipment which made cooking enjoyable. Would stay there again.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Maynoth Thanks for the positive feedback . We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The good new is we are in the process of improving our facilities even further so our customer experience will be further enhanced. Thanks again and hope to see you back soon. KAH Crew More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't fault the place. Did exactly what it said on the tin and more. The location is perfect and they've always got free stuff going on. Foods not great though now I think about it but again...did the job.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Harvey Thanks for the good review . Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us . We regularly get good comments on our location so its good to hear you agree. Thanks for the positive feedback regarding our daily events . We have only just started doing these and they have proved to be a great success. Our... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this hostel on a cheap sight. It was in a great location on the infamous Grassmarkets. We really enjoyed the free tour and In fact the staff in General were all very helpful. Was in a 8 person dorm. With a shared bathroom and shower. My only issue would be with the parking situation being £12 a day. At... More 

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Ixelles, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice stay here, very clean and good atmosphere. The staff was really helpful and obviously enjoyed working there. Only the kitchen could be bigger for the size of the hostel... Very nice location, close to all the major attractions by foot, but far enough from the nightlife to not be bothered by the noise.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Ben Thanks for the review. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The good news is we are in the process of further enhancing our facilities to ensure an even better customer experience. Thanks again for the positive review. BB Crew More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was right by the grassmarkets. So close to everything. Stayed in a six bed room, was a good size, beds were comfy, would have preferred a mirror in the room, but obviously you can go to the bathrooms for that. Bathrooms were clean but showers cold. Good locker storage. Staff were nice. My main gripe for the place... More 

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rachael Thanks for the good review. We regularly get customers raving about our great location. Sorry we did not have the pub crawl on during your stay . We now instead have daily events in our main bar in our sister Kickass hostel which is only 2 mins walk from Budget. This has proved to be a great success... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Mieke Second time round and still good . Its good to hear your comments and we are pleased you returned to Edinburgh and stayed with us . The good news is we are spending the next few weeks upgrading the hostel so that it going to be even better. Thanks for the great review and hope to see you... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nakita. Thank you for your review. Good to hear you liked our awesome location but sorry our normally excellent customers service do not come up to par during your stay. We will of course investigate this matter. Our bathrooms are normally inspected every hour to ensure they are kept clean but thank you for letting us know that the... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jenna Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and good to hear our staff added to your customer experience. It is always so very nice when we get such a nice customer review. We hope you will come back and stay with us 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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