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“It was ok”
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Budget Backpackers
Ranked #18 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It was ok”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Location wise it's great, very close to attractions, pubs and restaurants. We stayed in a private room but found ourselves sharing a bathroom. Our room was basic and fairly clean, the bathroom on the other hand was not. I dont think it got cleaned once the 3 or 4 nights we were there. There is 2 parts to this hostel, ours was across the road which was kind of annoying. We also had to lug our suitcases up and down several flights of stairs as there was no lift. The staff were very friendly and helpful!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights while visiting family in Edinburgh. Location isn't bad and is a 10 minute walk to princess street and just below the royal mile. The hostel is quite bit and old. The staff are all nice and friendly. The dorms are average, nothing special and did have a damp smell. The bathrooms were ok and clean. It's not the worst place ever to stay, just compared to a lot of hostels these days it needs to up its game.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Voyageuse
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We felt welcome at Budget Backpackers. Staff is very helpful and it's very well located in the centre, close to everything. Our twin room was big, clean and colourful. Beds are a little noisy and mattresses very soft but we slept well. Bed sheets are included. Bathrooms are well organised and clean (men, women or mixed) We had our own sink in the room. Breakfast is not included but very cheap it is served in the large funny bar/common room. There are also vending machines et sandwiches available.
The place is a little noisy at night with people playing guitar and singing but it's a hostel! Wifi is available in the common room. Cars can not be parked in the streets nearby but Waverley stations offers overnight parking for a good price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

This hostel is a really good deal. Located in the center of Edinburgh, really near the castle. The staff is very nice and helpful. The bar have a nice vibe and they have a good selection of drinks and food.
The rooms are good and every area is kept really clean.
Good bathrooms, good rooms, good staff, good area to chill out, good location... Budget Backpackers have everything a traveler needs.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Great decolations of this hostel. But it is not a clean hostel especially the bathroom... it is so small and not well maintainace.. however the kitchen is big with few large fridges for you to store. 10 mins walk to sainsbury is quite nice. It is quite noisy in midnight and even someone throw stones to the windows. May be it is more suitable for group travellers.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I had a good time at this hostel which his friendly with a fun atmosphere. The kitchen is complete and a good place to meet other travellers. The wifi is pretty bad but its probably the only thing I would have to say. I look forward to go back there :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

best hostel i've ever been to! If you dont mind sharing a clean bedroom with other young people, this is the best place to stay! perfectly located, near to everything, very very clean and nice decoration! Great breakfast aswell! the staff was very nice! I always recommend this place to people travelling to this great city!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Budget Backpackers
Address: 37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Budget Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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 
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Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland

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