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    Budget Backpackers

    37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent34%
    • Very good44%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “bed dorm” (40 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    2,525 reviews
    #44 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
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    1,074 reviews
    #26 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Grassmarket Hotel
    2,172 reviews
    #51 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
    2,154 reviews
    #57 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
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    11 - 15 of 569 reviews

    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    As a cheap stay it offers everything you could ask for, a bar, an excelent location (right in the heart of the town, next to greyfriar's bobby) and a reception that know all the best stuff to do. The rooms were nice, my only complaints...More

    Thank Pedro C
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 30 May 2017

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are so pleased you liked our Location and friendly helpful staff and Value for money. We are not sure why any of the showers should be cold but we have asked our maintenance team to do a full...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

    I stayed in this hostel a night prior to a tour and two nights upon returning from my tour before going back home. The vibe of the hostel was fun and "hip" and I liked that security was well strict (needing not only a room...More

    Thank KaySunshineee
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 28 May 2017

    Hey. Its so nice to hear back from you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so appreciate your awesome feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back when you decide to visit our great city again. Thanks again and...More

    Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

    It was my second time staying at this hostel and I'm sure I will stay here also the next time. The hostel is really well located and you can basically reach most of the hotspots by foot. I also felt very safe walking in the...More

    Thank Gloriaslc
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 26 May 2017

    Thank you so very much for your awesome feedback. We are so pleased your 02nd stay with us was as good as your first. We really appreciate your positive comments and hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again for the 03rd...More

    Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

    I stayed 4 nights and I cannot complain. My 6 bed room was quiet and usually clean. Bathrooms were clean and, although they seemed too few for the available beds, I never had to wait to use toilets or showers. Not so great: showers are...More

    1  Thank mauri b
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 25 May 2017

    Thank you for the great feedback . We are so pleased you found our facilities clean. Sorry we do not have an elevator as we are located in a very old historic building and unable to install one. Thankfully our hostel only has 2 levels...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2017

    Decent rooms, friendly staff and good facilities. Wi-Fi was average and the 6-8 mixed dorms had a tendency to end up as mostly male (during my time there at least), which may turn off some solo female travellers. The location was stellar and the sister-hostel...More

    Thank Beth N
    Response from BudgetB, Manager at Budget BackpackersResponded 21 May 2017

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Thank you for the great feedback and your very kind words of recommendation. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime...More

    Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    2,525 reviews
    #44 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
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    1,074 reviews
    #26 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Grassmarket Hotel
    2,172 reviews
    #51 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
    Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
    2,154 reviews
    #57 of 149 hotels in Edinburgh
     
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    • Restaurant
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Price range
    • US$26 - US$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
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    • Location
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    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • Old Town / Cowgate
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    Traveller (146)
    Dining (82)
    Room & Suite (67)
    Hotel & Grounds (157)
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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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    Jodie027
    7 June 2017|
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    Response from BudgetB | Property representative |
    Yes There are ironing facilities in the hostel. :)
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    rgs1997
    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
    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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    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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