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Boutique Backpackers

87 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland (Formerly Edinburgh Nights Hostel) (West End)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Some impressions: - screws coming out the unstable bunk beds (some of us ripped their clothes and skin!) - dirty unchanged beds, staff didn't help, even after asking them twice for fresh beddings - staff just came into the locked rooms to check if there were free beds during the night - too less bathrooms on the floor, dirty and... More

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Bed was really uncomfortable, old mattress where you can feel the springs jabbing your bones. Free tea and coffee and breakfast. I rate this hostel to be decent because I stayed during off peak where there were only 2 people in 6 bed room- any more than that can get very claustrophobic and uncomfortable

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

After 6 hours of travelling, we finally arrived at the hostels. I had booked for the three people and i had enough paperwork to show that i booked for three people, but the girl at the desk told me that i booked for 4 people... and that i MAY have to pay for the extra person if the price went... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

This hostel experience was horrible. We've stayed in a lot of hostels and this one was by far the worst. The dorm room was tiny, the beds were extremely uncomfortable and musty smelling. The sheets had blood stains on them (????) the private bathroom was ice cold, the shower leaked all over the bathroom tiles and it took about 10minutes... More

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Additional Information about Boutique Backpackers

Also Known As:
Boutique Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 87 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4SD, Scotland (Formerly Edinburgh Nights Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 168 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT How often to you get to sleep in brand new beds, comfortable mattresses and new fresh linen in a hostel. We are guessing not many travelers can say they have ever stayed in a hostel with extremely comfortable beds ect.... Well here you can.... Why not give us a go. Welcome to the new and improved Boutique Backpackers Hostel in heart of Edinburgh city. We are located walking distance from all city center forms of transport and if you fly in you can catch the Airlink bus to our door step. Easy as :-) We have a variety of accommodation options to choose from so whether you are looking to share a dorm from 4 to 10 beds filled with your newest friends, or spoil yourself with a 4 or 6 bed with private ensuite, you are sure to find it at Boutique Backpackers. Our facilities include free Wi-Fi, self cater kitchen, Tv/movies/board games, free bed linen, free in-room lockers, free tourist info and free luggage storage if you arrive before check-in starts. Security is also great, with electronic swipe cards for all rooms, CCTV throughout and security passes issue to all our guests. For the security of all guests, everyone is required to produce government- issued photo ID to check in. Unfortunately we only accept guest over the age of 18years. We accept big groups, hens and stag groups. Please let us know when booking. See you all very soon ... more   less 
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