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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview

    • Excellent34%
    • Very good41%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “bed dorm” (39 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    4 Star Hotel
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    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,440 reviews
    #3 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,251 reviews
    #11 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Old Town Chambers
    870 reviews
    #5 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Haggis Hostels
    391 reviews
    #13 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    The hostel is quite central, you can walk everywhere. Staff are friendly and people in the hostel as well. A lot of Germans and Spanish people. The breakfast is not good and expensive, I recommend having breakfast outside the hostel. Cleaning is okay but not...More

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    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

    Thank you for your positive comments. We are so pleased you found our staff friendly and helpful. We try to offer a budget range of breakfast from £2 as we are aware most of our guests are on a budget. We are sorry that you...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Good bed, recently renovated washrooms and bedrooms, quiet. You can charge your phone right next to your bed! There are lockers for bags (need your own lock), and the lounge is very nice. A note for very spiritual visitors, the grave yard can be seen...More

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    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the graveyard you see from some of our windows is the historic Greyfriars Kirk in the historic old town where the famous little dog Greyfriars Bobby...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    It's walking distance to Greyfriars, elephant cafe, Victoria street, grassmarket and other tourist attractions. The hostel is clean, bed linen is clean, toilets are clean. This hotel has a nice cool cafe. The security of the hostel is good because you need a security pass...More

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    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

    Thanks for the great feedback. We are so pleased you liked our location and high level of Cleanliness and Security. Thanks again and we hope you had a safe onward journey after checking out. BB Manager :)

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This was my first and last time to stay in a hostel. Location was good, its in the centre of old town. Three friends and I shared a 4 bed room which was spacious. However it was so hot , I mean couldn't breathe kinda...More

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    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased you liked our Location but sad you did not enjoy the hostel experience. All our rooms have heating in them that have controllable radiators that can be turned off for guests comfort. We...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had an amazing time in Edinburgh and staying at Budget Backpackers was a very good choice! The team is very nice and help out with any questions, the showers and kitchen work just fine and the beds are very comfortable! As the hostel is...More

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    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers

    Its always great to hear that our guests have had such a great time while staying with us. Thanks for the awesome feedback and we hope to see you back again soon. BB Crew :)

    Castle Rock Hostel
    1,440 reviews
    #3 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Safestay Edinburgh
    1,251 reviews
    #11 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
    Old Town Chambers
    870 reviews
    #5 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Haggis Hostels
    391 reviews
    #13 of 215 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
     
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Price range
    • US$18 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Traveller (145)
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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
    ...More
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    rgs1997
    Hi, the hostel looks very modern and clean in the images. My question is about your shower facilities - I am just slightly confused and wanted to confirm what the facilities are like as in your photographs they appear to be lovely private cubicles in very good condition but in a review it describes completely open showers with no privacy? What is the situation with this? Thanks :)
    15 April 2017|
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    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
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    Caligiiiirl_19
    Hi! Do you guys have weekly rates?
    11 December 2016|
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    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
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    GiseBocco
    Hi, I was just reading previous guests reviews and after reading some of them I wanted know if the shared bathrooms are unisex or if you have bathroom and shower facilities for female only use. Also do the showers are separated by stalls? Thanks in advance
    20 July 2015|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Hi There . Some of our bathrooms are unisex . It is worth noting that it is only the sink areas that are unisex . The showers are obviously completely private. They are designed to give complete privacy and incorporate a... More
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    Room Tips
    "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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    "Get a lower floor if you have problem with stairs; also for better wifi."
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    "The rooms facing the street can be noisy (especially during festival season), pack earplugs."
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