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    Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

    65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent16%
    • Very good31%
    • Average25%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible15%
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    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

    The hostel was good. The location is very good just a few minutes of the princes street. The place is quite old. Nice place to state if you don't want to spend a lot of money. We were there in a private room. It was...More

    Thank Jose Á
    Reviewed September 16, 2015

    some of the staff were horrible, on of the more expencive hostels and offers you a pretty dirty and not comfortable hostel, no wifi in rooms, in sone no electricity near bed. in comparison to another hostels ive stayed in that costed 1 pound less,...More

    1  Thank dan j
    Reviewed September 1, 2015

    I stayed for one night during the fringe festival. It was £90 for a double room which was a bunk bed. Our room was not in the main hostel but in an extra area down a side ride. This extra area had threadbare carpet, a...More

    1  Thank LollipopHead
    Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

    Location right up the street from waverley station, and next to royal mile. Friendly staff, stayed in room 1 which was spacious 14 bed mixed dorm. Lockers were large, required a 5 pound key deposit to use, so didn't need a padlock. Plenty of plugs...More

    1  Thank Matti K
    Reviewed August 26, 2015

    Stayed here last weekend for the festival in a 14 bed mixed dorm, Room 1. The hostel is incredibly run-down and really dirty. The bathrooms are filthy with non of the toilet's locking properly and the showers covered in mould!! I had used chewing gum...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Price range
    • $19 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 28
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    • Old Town
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    Old Town
    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
    labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
    this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
    visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
    that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
    place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
    the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
    Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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    ALau85
    July 24, 2017|
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    Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
    Hi Alau85 Laundry servies are carried out by staff leaving you free to head out and enjoy the day. Washing takes 3-4 hours at a cost of £7. All items are washed, dried and folded. Safe travels
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    JessJJ_5377
    April 4, 2017|
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    Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
    There are free hairdryers located in the communal female bathrooms. If you are staying in a private room you can borrow a hairdryer from reception for free, you just need to pay a £5 deposit
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    "go for a private room across the street."
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    "Singles are all the way at the top of the stairs."
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    "staying in the rooms in the building down the street is much quieter being off the main road & being a..."
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