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Princes St East Backpackers

0.1 miles from Edinburgh center
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    5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland
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    Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

    Staff were incredibly helpful, allowed me to print my plane boarding passes which I was quite flustered about. It is a cheap hostel and so you cannot expect miracles, but I had a wonderful sleep and could not hear anything from outside my room even though it was a saturday night. Admittedly I was travelling very light and only used...

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    Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

    I'm student and i stay couple hostels around but this is the worse one Avoid...extremely dirty,smelly,no hygiene,no Internet in room,no hot water in wc,no curtain, Only good things staff is helpful. Location is fantastic

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    Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

    The whole stay was a god awful experience, i rented my own room at a higher cost and thought you know it must be worth it. it wasn't. the whole place looks like it hasn't changed from the 1980s. Black mould just about everywhere, it was in my room and in every bathroom i used, it had a sense no...

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    Thank Matt S
    Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

    Have to be honest and say this was easily one of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in and I've stayed in my fair share at this stage. On arrival you're greeted with a questionable odour and what seems to be a never ending winding staircase up to the reception. The check in process was awkward and the rubber wristband...

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    Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

    Great staff, but the facilities is in very poor condition and the walls are thinner than your usual hostel. The showers are moldy, which sets the stage for the cleanliness of this hostel. Honestly, you can do better for your money.

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    Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

    Not the best hostel, beds are uncomfortable. Very old building not great looking inside or out. Not the best atmosphere. Main thing about this hostel is its location, very central. Staff are nice and helpful. It's just generally old, run down & desperately needs new mattresses.

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    Reviewed August 7, 2016

    When it comes to hostels my expectations are usually fairly realistic (you get what you pay for, right) but this place left me really disappointed. If you don't like to sleep at night then this place is for you. You'll be entertained through the late hours by the booming bass of the bar before, the metallic melodies of the bed...

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    Reviewed August 1, 2016

    This a low-budget hostel. I enjoyed my stay here, but I was't expecting much since I knew how little I paid. When booking a room, note that the rooms go "A,B,C . . ." and the further along the alphabet, the further from the front desk you are. I was in "G," but my friends were in "T." Like other...

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    Thank Natalie M
    Vienna, Austria
    Reviewed July 30, 2016

    Fortunately we only spent one night in this hostel before flying back home. We booked a double room for quite a lot of money considering there are B&Bs which may be located further away but are cheaper and definitely cleaner. The whole place looks very run down, the room floor was completely crooked, the bed was uncomfortable and we weren't...

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    Sterling, Virginia
    Reviewed July 2, 2016

    the hostel is very nice every day i spend in these hostel as been nice the staff make the job need to do they never been leasy the manager got a good way to run the hostel i been in other hostel in edinburgh but i not had a nice stay old bed not clean staff very leasy and noise...

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    Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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    Address: 5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH22AA, Scotland
    Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
    Price Range: $15 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Number of rooms: 54
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     of 5 bubbles EwanMarshall, Aug 21, 2014 | Read review
    “Book very early in August- the city gets packed with festival-goers! Get ready to climb stairs to the top- bring light, easy-to-carry luggage.”
     of 5 bubbles tximeletah, Aug 14, 2014 | Read review
    “The room "Nigel" next to the reception does not have lockers at all and had a dried puke stain in the middle of the floor that had no attempts of cleaning made.”
     of 5 bubbles ragnaroksangel, Jun 12, 2014 | Read review
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