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Budget Backpackers

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Budget backpackers was clean, comfortable and a perfect location. The breakfast was affordable and tasty. They offered free walking tours and pub crawls, which we didn't use but would have been fun. Everyone was super friendly. The hostel felt very safe, we stayed in a private room with a bunk bed, double bed on the bottom and single bed on... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Sarah for reviewing us . We are pleased you enjoyed your stay . We really do try our best to make sure our customers get the best possible experience when staying with us. BB Crew :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never imagined that a hostel could be that fun! The staff was always cheerful, helpful and simply awesome! The rooms were clean at all times, and so did the rest of the hostel! If you are travelling alone (as I did), there is a great opportunity to meet new people in the common room, the cafeteria, during the... More

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Sohore for the awesome review. Its always good to get great feedback from our guests. BB Crew :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome hostel close to the royal mile and the Edinburgh castle. Freshly prepared breakfast for cheap and fresh wraps and paninis for lunch. The twin room was big with lots of space and was really clean. The beds were good as well. The shower was good. The common room was amazing with loads of couches and crazy spaces to sit... 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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