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Singapore, null, Singapore
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I suppose this would be a great place if you're the sort who enjoys nightlife and socialising since the hostel offers free pub crawls and has a good bar. However, I wasn't well-rested at all as the dorms were quite noisy. The rooms are stacked on top of each other, like giant bunks, so you'll get the noise from the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend and while it served it's purpose as a clean, comfortable place to sleep with a great central location, it didn't really offer much more. The hostel just felt very informal and not very friendly. There are rules posted everywhere and they charge for everything from computer use to luggage storage and there's no free... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I used this hostel last year, it was my first time i stay in a hostel, i was very suprised with the place & the quality of service. I was in the 6 mixed dorm, 3 bunk beds in the room.The bed was comfy & the room is spacious enough and secure. I stayed in budget backpackers for only 2... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is by far the best hostel experience I've had yet! The staff were super friendly and made you feel very welcome. The room and facilities were very clean and well maintained. The bar had great food and drinks and a very reasonable price. They had pub crawls and walking tours daily that were free, a great opportunity to meet... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Exactly what I expected. Location could not be better, staff is friendly, rooms are basic but comfortable, and there is a very cool ambiance (and a fun bar!). Would totally recommend it, specially for young people looking to have a fun stay in Edinburgh!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

This Hostel has some attitude. Staff were amazing, really helpful and fun. The bar has a cool vibe and good music. Rooms and bathrooms were nice and safe.Free walking tour was great and I had heaps of fun on the pubcrawls. Coming back here defo!!! #estonia #beerpong

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Beautiful place in a breathtaking city, great view from the castle right in front of the hostel and a 5 min walk to the royal mile. Staff was helpful at all times, except the 1 girl at the bar that wouldnt help me with the simplest favor to give a little surprise to my girlfriend on her birthday. Still, everyone... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to go on holidays to Scotland and Edinburgh was our first stop. We only booked like two days before we arrived there, so it was pretty much last minute. The location is brilliant, the hostel is located on probably most beautiful street in Edinburgh, right in the city centre so you're close to everything. For... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed here for three nights in april/may 2014, and had a good experience with this hostel. We were welcomed in a good way, and the staff continued to be helpful throughout our stay. We stayed in both a 2 bed private and 4 bed dorm, and both rooms were nice and clean. The beds gave us a good night sleep.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Hi Stayed here at the weekend First time in a hostel so wasn't sure what to expect The place is clean and tidy and the staff were great Would definitely stay again It's very close to a few good bars and clubs

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Staying in 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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With over 250 beds, and located in the heart of beautiful Old Town, Budget Backpackers is one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh! All of the amenities you need including free linen, free hot showers, a self catering kitchen, and a bar/cafe! Budget Backpackers is one of the best located hostels in the city, being only a 10 minute walk from Waverly Train Station, a 2 minute walk from the Royal Mile, and the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle practically on our doorstep! There is also always something happening within the hostel, with weekly Wii and Pool Competitions, Quiz and Movie Nights, Free Walking Tours 11am daily Monday to Saturday, Whether you want to see the sights, make friends, party it up, or just relax, Budget Backpackers has everything you need to make your stay in Edinburgh memorable! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Backpackers

Address: 37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: $24 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Budget Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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