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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The private twin room was good, but only had two powerpoints which meant we both couldn't charge our phones and use the lamp. There was a TV but we couldn't find the remote. The walls were really thin - I could hear the guys in the room in the next door snoring. The location was great though, really central, but... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

When we go to Edinburgh, we stay here. It's very close to the Royal Mile, and at the top of a couple of (steep) flights of stairs from Edinburgh Waverley station. The owner is so friendly we almost feel like part of her family now. She really does make you welcome. The best room (and I almost don't want to... More 

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Thank John D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I spent there only one night in private bedroom. Room was clean and spacious. Only it was a shame that the bathroom was on another floor. Also the private rooms are in the different building, u have to cross the street to get in there.

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State of Sao Paulo
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This hostel is very close about all things on the city and you don't need to get a transport to see many things in this city. The city is prety much, I lovely this city and all the magic that you can see there.

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Thank Fernando Matara M
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I only stayed one night at the hostel, so maybe I was unlucky. But I found someone of the staff very rude. When I asked for help because I had problems with opening a window, the man said that I am adult enough to fix my own problem... My bunk bed really squeaked when someone moved, what made a lot... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great location in the centre of Edinburgh. Rooms are simple but clean, and towels were included. Staying here gets you 15% off the restaurant next door, which does and excellent breakfast. Only downside is that the rooms can get stuffy so you have to keep the windows open, and being in a central location you then have to be able... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The location was perfect, just off of the Royal Mile, short walk from the main train station and the airport bus drop-off! I stayed during the Fringe, so I expected it to be packed, but I also found that the rooms were really dark and damp - not so nice, especially when there are 16 bunks. The wifi didn't work... More 

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Thank GirlinHamburg
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know why some people found this place dirty because it's the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in... It's not the most friendly hostel but it is literally in the center of the town, next to the main place of interest during the Fringe (High Street). Showers and toilets very clean (I didn't get really hot shower though), kitchen... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on the 6th of August for the first weekend of the Fringe. Our room was away from the main building (about 200 yards to be precise). I usually try to be fair in my reviews but I simply cannot be here. It was four flights of stairs up, had a 10am checkout and just had an overall... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here one night during the Fringe festival because most cheap rooms were already filled at other hostels. Beds were comfortable but the place was quite dirty and grimy. There was only one functioning toilet in the female bathroom which wasn't on the same floor as my room. So you had to climb two flights of stairs to use... More 

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has one of the best locations in the city. We have 4 seperate buildings and cater for a wide variety of travellers. We have single, double, twin and quad private rooms (standard & en-suite). We also have 11 dormitories ranging in size from 6-14 beds. Our main building has free WIFI, games room (with pool table), TV Lounge (Sky TV), dinning room and fully equipped kitchen. Each guest is given their own entry key and all dormitories have free lockers (deposit required).All our staff are Backpackers, so we have in depth knowledge on the best and cheapest things to see and do in this amazing city. Our reception is operated 24hrs a day, so someone is always on hand to help with any questions. If you want great value for money and a friendly welcome, Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is the place to stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel

Address: 65 Cockburn St., Edinburgh EH1 1BU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: €21 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Private room options would be best”
 of 5 bubbles roisin171, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We usually try and stay in the main building, which has a lot of stairs but is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaJane1981, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This hostel is very close to all things about the city.”
 of 5 bubbles fernandomataram, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Private Room 4 - away from the street and on the top so not much noise buy other guests”
 of 5 bubbles 536DavidN, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the main hotel if you take a room for your own. And if U're not afraid of stairs, the ones at the top of the hotel are the best !”
 of 5 bubbles ThibLo, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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