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Budget Backpackers

37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland (Cowgate)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic hostel! not only is it in the city center, but it also shelters a very helpful and friendly staff that makes you feel welcome. every night there's another planned activity where you can meet new people - i liked that the most. besides, there are free daily tours, and a weekly pubcrawl. both are very well-organized.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights in a 4 person room with my friends and it was great! The room was a little damp, but clean and located close to the bathroom and kitchen which were also very clean. Noise from within the hostel wasn't really an issue but from the street. The staff was extremely cheery and helpful. We did the free... More

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly,helpful staff, informal, relaxed atmosphere, clean, tidy and wonderful decor. Close to everything, the team clearly enjoy their work, rooms were clean and comfortable , no views but you only sleep in the room. I will definitely use this hostel when I next visit Scotland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome staff!! just 2 or 3 nights but totally worth it. The pub crawl is very well planned and the night life is great. Very clean and organized. Shared bathrooms completely fine and common rooms very cozy and approachable. The Free Tour is also very good (thank u Jimmy!). Met a bunch of very nice ppl in here. Recomend to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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 #43 of 168 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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