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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    28/1/2018 29/1/2018
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    Traveller (157)
    Dining (90)
    Room & Suite (71)
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good45%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    “great location” (90 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 584 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Hostel kinda looks like their trying to hard to be “cool” or “hip” but dismiss that. It’s a pretty good place to stay and eat! Pros Nice spacious rooms Can sit up straight on bottom bed Only 1 or 2 pound room key deposit Pretty...More

    Thank Natalie K
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for the good feedback and all your positive comments. We are not sure why the showers would be cold then really hot but we have asked our maintenance team to check all the automatic thermostatic valves to ensure that there are none that...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    One is always a little apprehensive about last minute bookings, especially if it was a hostel. I was a little sceptical as well, because everything about Budget Backpackers seemed too good to be true. Booking - It was super easy to choose options and make...More

    Thank Kauzik4
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so very much for your very kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so appreciate you taking the time to review us. Thanks again and we hope to see you back very soon. BB Manager :)

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Unfortunately I had to leave the hostel even if I didn't care about the money I paid. The room was literally freezing, I couldn't sleep or stay in there as my bones hurt from cold. Cold air was coming through the windows, people from the...More

    Thank Tasos C
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    We can only apologise if there was problem with the heating in your room. We where not aware of any problems but we have immediately asked our engineers to check and ensure the heating is turned up to full during this very cold spell. We...More

    Reviewed 12 December 2017

    Nice and cheap rooms,very helpful staff,clean toilets but the showers are not so good,not a lot of room to put your luggage in lockers.Cheap and good food and drinks.Hostel is close to the city centre!I definitely recommend it!More

    Thank Paschalis S
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for your great feedback. we are so pleased you found our staff so helpful and out toilets clean. We do have cleaners on from 06.30am until 9.30pm and we are sorry if at any point when you used our showers they where not...More

    Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

    I recently stayed here with my boyfriend in a double room and I won't be returning. The staff are all very friendly and I can't fault the staff or your bar area. I wasn't impressed with the room. As soon as we walked into the...More

    Thank Amy B
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 11 December 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We so pleased you appreciated our friendly staff and bar. We don't know why there would be any odour in the private room you stayed in but we have asked our housekeeping team to identify if...More

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    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$17 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
    • Also Known As
    • Budget Backpackers Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • Budget Backpackers Edinburgh, Scotland
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    Traveller (157)
    Dining (90)
    Room & Suite (71)
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    Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
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    this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
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    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
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    Questions & Answers
    7 June 2017|
    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Yes There are ironing facilities in the hostel. :)
    15 April 2017|
    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi there. The bathrooms we have are as follows. Some of our bathrooms are mixed gender , what this means is that the sinks areas are the the only sections that are mixed and shared. The Showers areas are Private pods that... More
    11 December 2016|
    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi there we are unfortunately not offering weekly rates at the moment. We do have a longer stay section of the hostel but this is fully booked at the moment. Our standards rates are very low at the moment to encourage our... More
    Room Tips
    "Ask for a warm room. If you are tall, better have a sleeping bag with you."
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    "Stay in a room close to open fields, there are no airconditioners"
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    "Perhaps a room on one of the lower floors if you need wifi"
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    "Excellent location, good atmosphere."
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