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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I booked a private room with ensuite last minute for this hostel and were pleasantly surprised. We had room 3 on the top floor (disclosure its 6 flights of stairs) but when we got in it was a full apartment. The room...More

Thank Ashleemq
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best part of this facility is the customer service by the staff. They are all so incredibly helpful, kind and welcoming. We were surprised that our room was in a separate building down the alley. Unfortunately, we were kept up all night by the...More

Thank mkhalm26
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Hostel. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly - numerous times they went above and beyond to assist. Fantastic location, close to bars, pubs and cafes. Rooms were very clean and spacious. Nice hot showers and clean bathroom and toilets.

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I went to Edinburgh with my friends for 3 days, so we booked two twin rooms at Edinburgh Backpackers. I should say that the room that me and my friend stayed was the worse that I've ever stayed in an hostel (and I've stayed in...More

Thank Joana T
Response from edinburghbackpackers, Manager at Edinburgh Backpackers HostelResponded 2 May 2018

Hi There, Thanks for leaving a review. In response to your complaints I would like to point out a few things 1.) It clearly states on our website and our Hostelworld page that we have 4 separate buildings. 2.) Because of our central location, there...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This hostel is in a great spot,just on the Royal miles, in the heart of the old city. It is clean and the stuff is nice and helpful. If you arrive before the room is ready they mind your luggage for you and if your...More

Thank Anna M
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Price range
US$21 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$21 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Nearby
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-flavoured 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
...More
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ALau85
25 July 2017|
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Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
Hi Alau85 Laundry servies are carried out by staff leaving you free to head out and enjoy the day. Washing takes 3-4 hours at a cost of £7. All items are washed, dried and folded. Safe travels
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JessJJ_5377
4 April 2017|
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Response from edinburghbackpackers | Property representative |
There are free hairdryers located in the communal female bathrooms. If you are staying in a private room you can borrow a hairdryer from reception for free, you just need to pay a £5 deposit
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"go for a private room across the street."
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"Singles are all the way at the top of the stairs."
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"Excellent location"
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"staying in the rooms in the building down the street is much quieter being off the main road & being a..."
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