Ok good points first. So the location is brilliant and the bathrooms are always cleaned regularly. Bad points - we stayed in a mixed dorm of 6 people (supposedly).
When we arrived, four of the beds were occupied. The room was disgusting! There were dirty towels and clothing over the beds that we were supposed to be sleeping on, dirty plates, cups, bottles and clothing everywhere.
We literally had to clear a pathway to get to our beds. The room also smelt disgusting. The other "guests" to the room arrived back in the early hours and we were then greeted to the sound of two of them having sex!
The next day, we found that the people in the room had doubled up. We had at least 9 people sleeping in a 6 bed dorm. We raised this with reception who said they would do a "random room search" but nothing changed. If it wasn't for this, the stay would have been ok. The staff should make a conscious effort to ensure that when new guests arrive, the rooms are clean and do more random room checks to ensure that people aren't doubling up.
- 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 Edinburgh, Scotland