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Sandra's Backpackers

24/26 Princes Street, Thurso, Scotland
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glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

booked here for 2 nights, we had the 2 private rooms downstairs both with en suite, place was spotless but really small, you could only get to the bed one way! as we arrived early there were no towels, asked twice for these only to be told that they were running short but would try, next morning still not towels,... More 

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

lovely, friendly. Clean room with en-suite. So nice we stayed two nights. Town is interesting and a good base to travel. Thanks George, James and Ae for our lovely stay. Must see 11/12 century church with pirates grave.

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Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We stayed in Thurso when we travelled the Highlands. It is probably the cheapest place in town so if you need a bargain deal, take it. Otherwise, look for something else. Hard und loud beds, unhygienic kitchen/shared area and one of my friends slept on a moulding mattress, which was only discovered in the morning after. I recommend, look for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My friend and I booked here for one night in July as a stop over between John O'Groats and Ullapool. The staff member we spoke with was strange, but we had a nice room that was clean of dust and dirt. The shower light didn't work but the water was warm. Windows opened. The wifi only worked in the common... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Room wasn't too bad, beds a little creaky. Shower room very small, but everything worked fine. Kitchen and dining room were a good size and lots of fridge space. Breakfast was provided which was an unexpected extra and lots of tea and coffee available. Both father and son were very friendly and welcoming. Cheap hostel, but good value for money,... More 

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Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The room and bathroom we had were ok for the price, not perfectly clean but ok. Cereals and Taost are included in the room rate. The kitchen and dining area would be ok but definitely are not clean, they need a proper clean up. You shouldn't be in a rush when using the laundry facilites, the dryer takes very long.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

There's no curfew here, beds are standard bunks, cooking facilities are decent. I can't fault the place and for £16 it would be stupid to think you're going to get the Ritz treatment. I'd go back if I ever found my self in Thurso again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's not the worst place ever, but nothing is done beyond the bare minimum. The rooms are cramped, the doors are dodgy (other reviewers seem to have had much worse horror stories), the mattresses are about two fingers thick, and the smell is less than fresh. The staff seemed to be at breaking point, and gave us worse-than-incorrect information about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there two nights at may day weekend. The rooms are not very clean but you've got a free breakfast included in the price. Overall I can recommend this to couples or people travelling alone. In my opinion it's not suitable for families with small childrens.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

After reading the reviews on here we were dubious. BUT! It's a hostel, not a hotel, not a fancy guest house or boutique b&b! So just don't stay here if that is what you are looking for! Who cares if you have to check in in a chip shop?! The room was clean and the kitchen area is big and... More 

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