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Princes St East Backpackers

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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I found this nice hostel right next to Waverley station. It is in one building with two other hostels much newer that apparently moved in because of the first one's success. The interior is creatively decorated, the people are super nice. There's a common kitchen, a room for
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Had great time staying there..people are nice and very friendly. It's very central right in the middle of everything. And I also had a good night sleep, am happy that I ignored all bad reviews. Will be back for sure.
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Stayed here after stones gig and expected the worst due to recent reviews but the place is ok. Really close to Waverly station and friendly staff. Could do with refurbishment but its not bad for the price. Our stay worked out at £25 each. I'd say the negative reviews here are
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Checked in and immediately checked out after seeing where I was supposed to sleep for 3 nights. They charged me for 2 nights because I had already checked in which is complete crap, however I was more concerned for my safety and hygiene to even care to argue. This place is
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I am sad to read all of the bad reviews. Go to this hostel with an open mind. Yes, the building is old and therefore has some flaws but it also had a lot of character and really nice vibes. If you are a hippy you will have a great time here, the walls are covered head to toe in
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Disgusting stained holes under the mattress. Insects ran into them when we lifted the matress
Disgusting stained holes under the mattress. Insects ran into them when we lifted the matress
Disgusting stained holes under the mattress. Insects ran into them when we lifted the matress
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"Just don't come to this hostel please, you'll loose more than win"
"Beware the 77 steps to the top"
"Do not ever go to this hostel. It is NOT as pictured."
"No vayas! No merece la pena"
"next to bus station"
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US$15 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghPrinces Street and Gardens
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