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Budget Backpackers

37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #54 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

location is wonderful , right in the middle of edinburghs old town. lots of great pubs close by. laid back atmosphere. the room was bright and spacious and the staff were very friendly. cant really go wrong staying here

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at this hostel was very average. The staff were friendly & it is in an ideal location however after returning to my room after a day out I found that the cleaners had moved all of my belongings off my bed & remade it for a new guest even though it was not me who was due to... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We have had this problem a couple of times in the past. We are now rolling out a bed number system next week so that this problem does not happen again, sorry that you were inconvenienced by the cleaners thinking your bed was empty. Your review has prompted us to action the bed number system immediately.... More

Medellin, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a hostel. Do not expect more, but the hostel can surprise you. It is perfectly located in the City Center, near the Castle and The Grassmarket. It was walk distance to all the amazing this located in the City Center (Princess Street, the National Library of Scotland, the National Museum...). I tried the 2, 8 and 30 beds... More

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Buckinghamshire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great location for your money - about a 5 minute walk from the royal mile. Lots of facilities here, and definitely has the backpacker vibe. I was visiting for a long weekend with a friend so not totally in the travelling mentality (!) and it was still an enjoyable stay. The hostel was clean and bathroom facilities good - I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I stayed at the Budget Backpackers a few years ago on my first ever solo trip and had a great time! It's very affordable and in a great location, which is enough of a reason for me to stay there. Yes, it can be very loud, and the rooms aren't pretty, but for the amount of time I spend in... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Considering I paid very little to stay, it makes sense that the place was below the standards of other hostels I've been in. The sheets they give you are clean, but I don't know when or if they wash the bedding - ie. the duvet and pillow that each person gets. The rooms were musty and smelled like old locker... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there CM We are so very sorry your stay with us did not meet your high expectations. We do wash all the bedding and it also gets replace every 6 months to ensure a high standard. We are a very busy and popular hostel so bedding can get worn very quickly. Our mattresses are hotel grade standard to ensure... More

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm sitting in Budget as I write this. In 30 bed doom, the people within the room are great but its very loud off the street - The Grass Market sees a lot of fights and big uni groups cheering about things. It smells slightly and the windows being open does not help. The room is freezing as a result... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn Thanks for your Review . We are pleased you liked our great location, It can be a bit noisy outside the street fronted rooms at the weekends because of our bang in the middle of everything location. Its much quieter outside Sunday to Thursday. Any guests booking can request rooms at the back of the building away from... More

Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

So stayed 2 nights, had a great atmosphere and pub crawl. Walking tour was fun and worth it- FREE! I was in the rooms across the street it didn't make any difference to my experience. Also get 15% off at some pubs which is great to try haggis. Only down side is the toilet and shower are in one room... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the Great review. We feel the luv :) BB Crew More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Edinburgh is calm and quite place. But when you stay in this Hostel. Its exactly shows you a different aspect of the city. Good rooms. Too many staircases. But it was OK. Amazing common room. We almost sat in the common room for half a day without getting bored. Young and energetic staff.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Ujwala . Good to hear you had a good stay . Sorry about all the stairs . We are located in a really old historic building . Its almost an adventure in itself exploring the different staircases. BB Crew :) More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Myself and parter plus 2 other couple's whom were friends with all booked a dorm room consisting of 3 bunk beds, lockers and some shelves. Staff were welcoming when we arrived. Cafe and bar inside can't be faulted fabulous quality for prices. It's also in a perfect location for fringe goers However... The room was of decent quality and getting... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie Thank you for your review. We are sorry we where not able to open the window more than the recommended level . This is to avoid possible accidents happening that have occurred in the past . Guests can sometimes put bottles on the window ledge that have fallen into the street below. Some other hostels in Edinburgh have... 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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