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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Shared accommodation with friends and was pleased with the set-up. Straightforward and simple, which is all we needed. Prices were really good for accommodation, food and drink. Proved a good place to start off the night before moving on. Atmosphere in hostel is friendly and welcoming. Location is ideal to get to city locations and is pleasantly situated.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks a million for the awesome 5 star rating. We really appreciate it. We hope you had a great time visiting the sites in our great city and that you had a safe onward journey after you left us. BB Crew...

Everett, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Two older females, we had private room with shower, shared bathroom for 3 days. Room was large and beds comfortable. No bulb in the ceiling light, but we used reading lights by the bed. Appreciate the reading lights and charger hookups by the beds! I used the room and shared shower room and both were fine...lots of hot water. Our...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are in the very heart of the old town and very close to the great Edinburgh night life but this does mean it can get noisy in the street at night at the weekends. We hope you where not too disturbed by this. We are sorry that the light bulb...

Reviewed 22 October 2016

The hostel is in an great location, not a far walk from anything. Inside it has a cool theme and offers luggage storage. The beds come with clean sheets and are roomy enough. Very friendly staff and definitely check out the free walking tour! Great way to meet people staying at the hostel :)

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback . We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our great location and found our hostel clean and friendly. We hope you had a safe onward journey and that you will visit us again soon. BB Crew :)

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, amazing value of money(£10 for bed per night) can it get any better?? Clean sheets, clean toilets and everything you need for a weekend away with a couple friends. Highly recommended to young people/students/tourists, but also met a few older people who seemed to have a great time! The rooms as well as toilets seem newly refurbished and...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks for the awesome review. It is always so very nice for us here at Budget Backpackers when our guests take the time to review us and give such cool comments. Thanks again and hopefully we will see you back again soon. BB Crew :)

Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stayed here once in August and again in September and had a great experience both times. I was in female only wards and the amenities are basic but good. Showers are a little annoying but that's common for a hostel. Would definitely stay here again.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Good to hear you have stayed with us twice and you have enjoyed your stay on both occasions. Thanks for your great feedback and hopefully we will see you again for the third time. BB Crew :)

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great hostel, best value in Edinburgh, friendly staff, very clean and wonderful facilities. Very short walk from all the main sights and attractions and slightly quieter than staying on the royal mile where I have stayed previously. Would definitely come again.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey good to hear we hit the mark and you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the awesome feedback and good to hear you would definitely come again. We hope you had a safe onward journey and we look forward to seeing you again. BB Crew :)

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Budget is deadly. Price, location and staff are all top shelf. The rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms were all quite clean and spacious. The breakfast is FANTASTIC and the drink prices at the cute little VW themed bar are good. Do take a walking tour! I tell everyone to stay here, and I hope to go back!

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey thanks for the cool review and recommending us to all your friends. We are constantly trying to improve our product and we so appreciate you taking the time and giving us such great feedback. Thank a million ! BB Crew :)

Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was my first time staying at this hostel and I really enjoyed it. The staff are extra friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The rooms and common areas (bar, chill room, kitchen and all bathrooms) are clean and organized. The food is good and inexpensive. The hostel is located in an area fairly close to everything so you can...

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff friendly, Location good and that you felt safety while staying with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope you will visit us again soon. BB Crew :)

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Really good place to stay, good location for all the hotspots! Staff at the front desk were so friendly and helpful. Bedrooms and bathrooms were really clean and tidy too. Would reccomend to anyone travelling wanting to see the sights.

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Its always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Thanks again for the positive feedback BB Crew :)

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A great bar area where you can have a cheap drink, cheap food and meet people. Staff are very friendly and rooms are clean. In a great area of Edinburgh right next to grass market. Absolutely loved it

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BudgetB, Manager at Budget Backpackers, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with and thank you so very much for giving us such positive feedback. We really do appreciate our guests taking the time to review us. We hope you loved our beautiful city and that you will visit us again soon. BB Crew :)

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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)
With over 250 beds, and located in the heart of beautiful Old Town, Budget Backpackers is one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh! All of the amenities you need including free linen, free hot showers, a self catering kitchen, and a bar/cafe! Budget Backpackers is one of the best located hostels in the city, being only a 10 minute walk from Waverly Train Station, a 2 minute walk from the Royal Mile, and the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle practically on our doorstep! There is also always something happening within the hostel, with weekly Wii and Pool Competitions, Quiz and Movie Nights, Free Walking Tours 11am daily Monday to Saturday, Whether you want to see the sights, make friends, party it up, or just relax, Budget Backpackers has everything you need to make your stay in Edinburgh memorable! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Backpackers

Address: 37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: €16 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Budget Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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“if you wanna meet people, get to the 30 beds room. What a great place to spend some nights”
 of 5 bubbles 93johnnyc, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a lower floor if you have problem with stairs; also for better wifi.”
  • view of castle from front of hostel
  • private rm with shower, shared bathroom
  • night view of castle from front door of hostel
 of 5 bubbles eccartwright, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the street can be noisy (especially during festival season), pack earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahgI8590TZ, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“do not take one of the 6 bed rooms”
 of 5 bubbles MusaIocosa, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The 30-bed room is cool and cheap. Don't hesitate about it.”
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