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Boutique Backpackers

87 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland (Formerly Edinburgh Nights Hostel) (West End)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Tivoli, Italy
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been in this hostel for 4 nights in a six beds ensuite toilet dorm. The hostel il located in Prencess Street near the tram stop. The entrance is in the ground floor but the reception is in the first floor and sometime it's impossible to pay by credit card. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the reception is... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Went to Edinburgh for sightseeing. The location is still within walking distance from Edinburgh Waverly, but at first I was lost while trying reach the hostel. There's Sainsbury across the street. They were setting up new beds when I arrived, so I have to wait for another few hours to check-in. The keeper-lady was very friendly. Throughout my stay, I... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It's by far one of the worse places I have ever stayed in.... never ever again...Make sure your report any damages in your room when you check in as you will b charged. Leave nothing in room as staff come into room when your out when they have no need too. Management awful..... staff polite and helpful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed in alot of places but this by far is the worst. If you do intend to stay here take pictures of any damage in your room as they will make you pay even if it wasn't you who caused it. Never again. New owners are bad but some of the staff r nice thats the only plus I can... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

For the price, it's not bad. The management work hard to keep the place maintained, but I had booked into a female only dorm for 4 nights and 2 of those had guys in the room. Also, they said the reception closes at 9pm, got there at 8:15 and the manager was walking out the door. I wouldn't have been... More

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

When I arrived my reservation was not on the reveptionists list at all, i got a room, but the whole hostel is poorly organized. The bathrooms/toilets where so dirty and partially not working at all. It is central, but there is dozen other hostels that are more central. If you can avoid this place, do so. It's not the worst... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were there for a few days and everything was great nice and cozy place great to meet new ppl .Really close to the center of the town!! Stuff was great and friendly and place was clean and tidy!! P.s Tony rocks!!! \m/

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

To be fair it was perfect for our stag party and the receptionist was really friendly and helpful. Ideally located for all the bars and only 15 mins from airport. We shared a room suitable for 6 and despite the bathroom not being great you could tell that the current management is working hard to put things right and sure... More

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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The hostel was bought by new management only the day before we arrived. First thing they did was get all new beds, mattresses, duvets and pillows. They put in some amount of work in the two days we were there and turned the place right around (going on the previous reviews). The staff are great, very approachable and up for... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

First things first, this hostel is UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT rendering every review before this one OBSOLETE! Six friends and I stayed here over the weekend. Easy to find (the sign outside now has the actual name on it), clean, new mattresses and bedding, sturdy metal frame bunk beds and a hot shower. But what really set this hostel apart for... More

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Address: 87 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland (Formerly Edinburgh Nights Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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