I came to edinburgh late and was after a day of travelling was starving, luckily I found a take away open, get some food and come to the hostel to finally enjoy my awaited meal. My roommates in the four bed dorm were sleeping, so I go down to the lounge area to eat and I'm told that,since the bar is open I cannot eat my own food there, even though the bar is not serving food and there are plenty of tables empty. The kitchen area/dining room is closed, and in the end I'm told I can eat at the hostel, but I have to sit in front of the reception at the computer desk, so here I sit, together with a guy eating a snicker bar who also couldn't eat inside, listening to crappy loud music in front of the computer, watching people check in. Some people may be dirt poor and may need to save every penny, but you get what you pay for, my advice is to save up a couple of pounds extra and go to any of the much nicer hostels just around the corner.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh
- Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland