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Budget Backpackers

37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland (Cowgate)
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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

Amazing place with kind people working there. Situated in centre of the city. Free pub crawling every evening. Free walking tour every morning. Nice cafe place. God prices. Great opportunity to meet new people...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The other hostels of this firm is Kickass Hostel, a new hostel at few meters for the town and the castle. Nice reception, really nice bathrooms and bedrooms. Also, a clean kitchen and a awesome bar. If you want to sleep well for cheap price a good quality this hostel is perfect. Pub crawl every night for people who wants... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My flatmate and I visited this hostel for his 50th birthday - which he described as the best birthday ever! We went to the Whisky Experience and Edinburgh Castle on the day, and went on the free pub crawl that evening, which was very entertaining! If you want a place very close to the Royal Mile where the staff are... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first hostel experience. I arrived in Edinburgh in early January, intending to stay until I found a place to live during my 5 month school exchange, and ended up staying for 3 nights. Very clean and bright, and the atmosphere was just perfect; if you wanted to party, you could, and if you wanted to keep to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this hostel is located on a great location and is devided in more then 1 building (at least 2, since we were in the 'other' building across the road). Middle of the centre, so great to start whatever you want to do in Edinburgh. We had a twin bed room, which turned out to be a bunkbed. You get a... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed there the first time when i went to Edinburgh. Hostel is in great location. Very close to the castle. Walking distance to the castle. loved the restaurant, good food. recommend to the students and travelers wishing to stay long time.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I book a 4 bed room for 2 nights. The bed is good, the lounge room is good, the staff is very helpful. They organize pub crawlings for free! You can have a pint in the lounge, or a quick breakfast, at good prices.

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Konstanz, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall great hostel - very quiet and close to downtown. The bathrooms and common areas were always clean and kitchen is quite large and well equipped. I stayed in a 4 person room and it was spacious in comparison to other hostels I've stayed in. Found it to be a bit expensive but I don't think that you would be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Comfy beds, very little noise, close walk to all amenities. The free pub crawl we went on was great Craic. Food was cheap and tasty, great and affordable alcohol. Good atmosphere and helpful staff. Highly recommend.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Great location, brilliant pub crawl, staff were very good for answering any questions/queries, very helpful. Communal areas have a great vibe, food was lovely however lunch menu didn't have a great selection. Be aware showers seem to be always cold. Overall, great experience. Definitely recommend.

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Also Known As:
Budget Backpackers Hotel
Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #44 of 167 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With over 250 beds, and located in the heart of beautiful Old Town, Budget Backpackers is one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh! All of the amenities you need including free linen, free hot showers, a self catering kitchen, and a bar/cafe! Budget Backpackers is one of the best located hostels in the city, being only a 10 minute walk from Waverly Train Station, a 2 minute walk from the Royal Mile, and the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle practically on our doorstep! There is also always something happening within the hostel, with weekly Wii and Pool Competitions, Quiz and Movie Nights, Free Walking Tours 11am daily Monday to Saturday, and our infamous Pub Crawls Monday to Friday kicking off in our very own bar! Whether you want to see the sights, make friends, party it up, or just relax, Budget Backpackers has everything you need to make your stay in Edinburgh memorable! ... more   less 
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