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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Traveller (147)
    Dining (82)
    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 581 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    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!

    Thank Paschalis S
    Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 days ago

    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

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Nice quite hostel. Not a lot of room to put your bag so be prepared to have to leave them out of lockers. Friendly staff. Good food and drink at the bar for a good price. Wifi barley reached the rooms and constantly disconnected. Rooms...More

    Thank Shuds13
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

    We are pleased you liked our hostel and appreciated our friendly staff and clean rooms and bathrooms. Our wifi is normally very good although it can slow down a little when we are full. Our heating is on most of the day so we are...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    All the staff were amazing and really went the extra mile. I had left a very important item in the room and they very quickly got it back to be without any fuss when I informed them. The hostel is pretty cool, has its own...More

    Thank Georgie L
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 6 days ago

    Hey thanks for the awesome feedback. We are so pleased our staff where able to find the item you left in the room. Our staff are a great team and we appreciate your positive comments. BB Manager :)

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Nice setting right in the old town, well organized and friendly staff and really a cool bar to hang out at. The mattress was a bit worn out but the low price compensated that. All in all a nice experience.

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

    Thanks for the great feedback . We are pleased that you had a nice experience while staying with us and liked our friendly staff and great location. BB Manager :)

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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
    "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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    "if you wanna meet people, get to the 30 beds room. What a great place to spend some nights"
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